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Sunday / March 3.
  • Big Upsets in Big East: Does Rutgers’ Win Save Hill’s Job?; Cards Stun No. 2 Syracuse; St. John’s Beats Notre Dame on Road

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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. — When Rutgers started the season 0-8 in the Big East, talk of replacing head coach Fred Hill was at a fever pitch on the messageboards and in the media.

    But Hill may well have saved his job with Rutgers’ thrilling 71-68 victory over No. 7 Georgetown at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

    The victory was the second-biggest in program history, dating to a 1982 win over then-No. 6 West Virginia. Rutgers (13-12, 3-9) hadn’t beaten a Top 10 team since a Gary Waters-led club beat No. 9 Notre Dame in 2003.

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    **Among the recruits at the game were Plainfield junior G Tyrone Johnson, St. Peter’s Prep junior G Myles Davis, Rutgers-bound senior F Gil Biruta of St. Benedict’s and senior C Blaise Mgargorba of St. Ben’s.

    **Also, Samardo Samuels scored all eight of his points late as Louisville stunned No.  2 Syracuse on the road.

    **D.J. Kennedy hit a pair of foul shots with 12 seconds and St. John’s beat Notre Dame, 69-68, in South Bend, Ind.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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