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Rutgers beats Ohio State, gets first Big 10 Tournament win

WASHINGTON (AP) Rutgers players saw the message loud and clear on the whiteboard in their locker room that read, "New Season," and they heard their first-year coach harp about never before winning a game in the Big Ten Tournament.

Remembering and forgetting the past at the same time worked wonders Wednesday night as 14th-seeded Rutgers beat 11th-seeded Ohio State 66-57 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. In the Scarlet Knights' third season in the conference, it picked up its first tournament victory and won back-to-back Big Ten games for the first time.

It was a seminal moment in coach Steve Pikiell's efforts to build the Rutgers program after years of struggles. Nigel Johnson scored 21 points and Rutgers (15-17) outrebounded Ohio State 47-31 to overcome a rough shooting performance to give the school this moment and a matchup with NCAA Tournament-bound Northwestern.

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Leaders
Points: J. Tate14.3
Rebounds: T. Thompson9.2
Assists: J. Lyle4.6
FG%: J. Tate54.7%
FT%: M. Loving74.2%
3P%: M. Loving38.2%
Steals: J. Tate1.1
Blocks: T. Thompson1.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 North Carolina29-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-4
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 UCLA31-4
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina29-7
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
15 Purdue 14-4 27-7
25 Wisconsin 12-6 27-9
Maryland 12-6 24-9
Minnesota 11-7 24-10
23 Michigan 10-8 26-11
Northwestern 10-8 24-12
Michigan State 10-8 20-15
Iowa 10-8 19-15
Illinois 8-10 20-15
Ohio State 7-11 17-15
Indiana 7-11 18-16
Penn State 6-12 15-18
Nebraska 6-12 12-19
Rutgers 3-15 15-18
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 72.8 (188)
Rebounds: 10.1 (206)
Assists: 13.6 (162)
FG%: 46.3% (75)
FT%: 68.2% (252)
3P%: 35.6% (147)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.8 (112)
Rebounds: 27.1 (49)
Assists: 13.0 (155)
FG%: 41.6% (61)
FT%: 66.4% (16)
3P%: 35.6% (219)
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