Freshman Eli Carter scored a career-high 31 points and hit the go-ahead basket in the second overtime as Rutgers rallied to stun No. 10 Florida 85-83 on Thursday night.
The Scarlet Knights (8-5) came back from a seven-point deficit late in regulation and Carter hit a late three-pointer in the first overtime to put the Scarlet Knights in position for their biggest win since knocking off No. 9 Villanova at home last season.
Erving Walker had a chance to tie the game for the Gators (11-2) in the final seconds, but his off-balance attempt from the foul line hit off the rim.
Scarlet Knights fans stormed the court to celebrate in a game billed as the return of former Rutgers star and current Gator Mike Rosario to Piscataway.
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The Scarlet Knights trailed 64-57 late in regulation before scoring the final seven points, aided by two Gators turnovers.
Kenny Boynton matched his season high with 26 points for Florida. Bradley Beal added 15 and Erik Murphy had 14 points and eight rebounds.
No. 5 North Carolina 100, Elon 62: Tyler Zeller had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help host North Carolina beat Elon (7-5). Harrison Barnes added 18 points for the Tar Heels (12-2), who blew the game open with a dominating 23-0 run midway through the first half. North Carolina led 53-19 by halftime then pushed the margin to as many as 50 points after the break.
No. 17 Kansas 89, Howard 34: Tyshawn Taylor and Connor Teahan scored 13 points each, and the host Jayhawks (9-3) emptied their bench during a blowout of an overmatched, undersized Bison team (4-10).
No. 18 Michigan 71, Penn State 53: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points, and freshman Trey Burke added 13 points and seven assists to lead the host Wolverines to a win in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Tim Frazier had 20 points and four assists for Penn State (8-6, 0-1).
No. 24 Harvard 67, Boston College 46: Reserve Laurent Rivard scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting to lead the visiting Crimson over Boston College. The win marked the fourth straight season Harvard has won on the Eagles' home court.
Tennessee 86, Citadel 55: Yemi Makanjuola had a career-high 18 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to help Tennessee rout visiting Citadel (2-10). Skylar McBee was 4-for-5 on threes in the first half for Tennessee (6-6). Two of those launched a 15-3 run that gave the Vols a 31-17 lead 4:31 before halftime.
Williams 66, Thomas More 64: The host Saints' upset bid against No. 7 Williams College was dealt a fatal blow when Williams' James Wang was fouled behind the three-point line with 0.3 seconds left in the game and Thomas More up by 1. Wang hit all three free throws to give the Ephs (10-1) the win in the Coach Connor Classic. Colt Stafford had a game-high 19 points for the Saints (8-4).
Emmanuel (Ga.) 72, Pikeville 62: Pikeville saw an 11-point lead evaporate in the final 6½ minutes as Emmanuel (Ga.) went on an 18-1 run to win at the Webber International University Classic Thursday. Pikeville (8-5) will play Webber on Friday at 2 p.m.
The Bears' Asmatick Fields led all players with 21 points.
Lindsey Wilson 85, IU Northwest 58: Chase Spreen scored 16 points and Milos Petrovic added 15 points and four rebounds to lead Lindsey Wilson College (10-3). It was the host Blue Raiders' sixth straight win.
Transylvania 73, La Verne (Calif.) 64: Brandon Rash had 21 points and Barrett Meyer added 19 points as the Pioneers extended their unbeaten streak to 10 games at the D3hoops.com Classic in Las Vegas Wednesday. The 10-0 record ties Transy's best start in school history (1990-91).
Centre 69, Berry 54: Jeff Mullaney and Greg Ross scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, as host Centre (7-3) cruised to an easy win over winless Berry (0-10).
No. 25 Vanderbilt 81, Western Carolina 36: Christina Foggie scored a career-high 27 points and Kady Schrann added a career-best 20 to lead Vanderbilt. Foggie hit five threes and Schrann sank four others for the Commodores (12-1) in their final non-conference game of the season.
Centre 70, Ripon 56: The Colonels erased a seven-point halftime deficit to rally for a win in their first game in the Huntingdon College Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Montgomery, Ala. Senior Lauren Huter led all scorers with 18 points. Centre held the Red Hawks to just six of 24 shots from the field in the second half.
N. Kentucky 61, Ohio Dominican 32: Casse Mogan led the Norse (7-2) with 16 points and Ellen Holton added 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds in an easy win over the visiting Panthers (5-6).
Union 79, Indiana Southeast 62: Senior Kara Pile netted a team-high 20 points and junior Lindsey Waters had 19 points and 10 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the season as the Lady Bulldogs improved to 10-2.