Geo Baker buries step-back jumper in closing seconds to lift Rutgers over Nebraska
Rutgers is still perfect at home. Geo Baker is a huge reason why.
With the game knotted at 72-72 against Nebraska, Rutgers had the ball in the final seconds of the game with an opportunity to knock down a winning bucket. Baker missed his first attempt on the possession, but an offensive rebound from Akwasi Yeboah gave the Rutgers guard one more chance.
He took advantage.
Baker buried a step-back three-point attempt to give Rutgers a 75-72 lead with one second to play. That basket kept the Scarlet Knights undefeated at home and improve the team’s record to 15-5 on the season.
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Baker ended the night with just six points, but the most crucial bucket of the game. He also totaled three assists in the victory.
Yeboah scored a team-high 20 points in the win and Caleb McConnell and Jacob Young each chipped in with 12 points. Montez Mathis was the other player to reach double figures scoring 10 in the win.
Rutgers has now won three of its last four games and is 6-3 in the B1G. The Scarlet Knights are now just one game out of first place in the conference.