PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Tyler Scaife scored a season-high 28 points, on 12-of-21 shooting, to lead No. 25 Rutgers women past No. 21 Minnesota 66-61 on Saturday night.
After Betnijah Laney missed the front end of a one-and-one, Minnesota’s Mikayla Bailey hit a 3 on the other end to pull within 64-61 with 16 seconds left. But Briyona Canty hit a streaking Kahleah Copper with a full-court pass for a layup to seal the win.
Scaife scored 13 during a 25-2 run that gave Rutgers (14-5, 5-3 Big 10) its biggest lead, 25-5, midway through the first half.
Amanda Zahui B. led Minnesota (16-4, 5-3) back into the game, scoring 20 of her career-high 36 before halftime and pulling the Golden Gophers within six, 37-31, at the break.
An 8-0 run by Minnesota made it 58-54 with less than two minutes remaining.
Laney scored 15 and Copper added 13 for…
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