A Rutgers court-storming after a win over No. 1 Purdue. Dec 9, 2021; Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; A view of Jersey Mike’s Arena after the Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeat #1 Purdue Boilermakers at Jersey Mike’s Arena. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights picked up one of the most impressive wins of the college basketball season so far Thursday. In a home game against the Purdue Boilermarkers (ranked No. 1 in both the AP and coaches’ polls), the Scarlet Knights fell behind with 3.4 seconds left off a Purdue basket. But they got the ball inbounded to Ron Harper Jr. (yes, the son of famed NBA player Ron Harper), who dribbled across halfcourt himself and launched a shot at the buzzer from halfway between the three-point line and the midway line…and made it, setting up the court-storming seen above.

That’s an incredible win for Rutgers, and one of the most notable upsets (Purdue was favored by 13.5 points) of this college basketball season so far. It was also a historic moment for the Scarlet Knights:

That’s a great moment for Harper (who had 30 points and 10 rebounds on the night), and for Rutgers. And we’ll see what this leads to, for both the Scarlet Knights and the Boilermakers.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.