PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Erica Wheeler scored 23 points, including an off-balance 3-pointer with the shot clock running out in overtime, and No. 8 Rutgers beat 16th-ranked Louisville 71-68 on Saturday.
Trailing 68-67, Wheeler corraled the rebound off a miss from Khadijah Rushdan and dribbled out to the 3-point line. She barely recognized the shot clock was down to its last tick before turning around and connecting with 1:12 left in the extra period.
The Scarlet Knights (15-2, 4-0 Big East) forced a shot clock violation on the other end. After Monique Oliver's lay-in rolled off the rim with 13 seconds left, Louisville had one last chance to tie it, but Bria Smith's drive came up short and Rushdan seal the win with a free throw with 1.2 seconds left.
Freshman Shawnta' Dyer led the Cardinals (14-4, 3-2) with a season-high 16 points.