Rutgers Downs No. 7 Georgetown; Upsets First Top-10 Team Since 2003
Feb. 14, 2010
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -Jonathan Mitchell scored a career-high 24 points, including the clinching free throws with 4.1 seconds to play, and Rutgers upset No. 7 Georgetown 71-68 on Sunday, the Scarlet Knights' first win over a top 10 team in seven years.
Mitchell's previous career high was 21 points against the Hoyas in an 88-63 loss in January.
He was 9 of 12 from the field for Rutgers (13-12, 3-9 Big East), which kept Georgetown (18-6, 8-5) from going on any extended run.
The Hoyas took a 66-65 lead on Greg Monroe's up-and-under move with 52 seconds to play. Dane Miller, who finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, had a tip-in with 21 seconds left to get the Scarlet Knights the lead back, and made two free throws with 10.1 seconds left.
Austin Freeman's two free throws with 5.7 seconds left made it 69-68. Mitchell made his clinching free throws, then Freeman's 23-footer bounced off the rim at the buzzer.