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Harper Connects At Buzzer, Rutgers Shocks No. 1 Purdue 70-68

Rutgers forward Ron Harper Jr. (24) hits the game winning shot against Purdue during an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Rutgers won 70-68. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Rutgers forward Ron Harper Jr. (24) hits the game winning shot against Purdue during an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Rutgers won 70-68. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
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Piscataway, N.J. (AP) -- Ron Harper Jr.'s dad hit plenty of big shots in a career that included five NBA titles, so perhaps it was no surprise that Harper told his Rutgers teammates he'd send them home winners against No. 1 Purdue.

He backed up his words with the most stunning shot of the young college hoops season.