PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Freshman Quincy Douby hit a 3-pointer to snap a tie with 75 seconds remaining as Rutgers advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament with a 67-64 victory over West Virginia.
Rutgers relinquished a 10-point advantage but never gave up the lead as Douby answered Jarom Durisseau-Collins' 3-pointer with one of his own for a 64-61 edge.
Douby made 1-of-2 free throws for a 67-64 lead with nine seconds left, giving West Virginia a chance to tie. But Patrick Beilein missed a 3-pointer at the horn.
Ricky Shields scored 26 points and Douby added 15 for the Scarlet Knights (18-12), who face their second straight Big East Conference rival Wednesday when they host Villanova for the right to play at Madison Square Garden.
Rutgers opened both halves strong, scoring 12 of the game's first 15 points and 11 straight almost immediately after the break for a 43-34 lead.
It was 45-35 with 16:56 to play after Herve Lamizana made a layup, but Beilein had eight points during a 19-9 burst that tied it at 54-54 with 7:50 remaining.
The Mountaineers (17-14) tied it on three other occasions before Douby's clutch 3-pointer.
A sharpshooter from Brooklyn, Douby went just 1-of-4 from 3-point range. He scored a career-best 28 points in a first-round victory over Temple.
Shields was 5-of-6 from behind the arc and 8-of-11 overall from the field. Lamizana chipped in 11 points for Rutgers, which shot 44 percent (21-of-48).
D'or Fischer scored 16 points and Tyrone Sally and Beilein had 10 apiece for West Virginia, which attempted three fewer free throws (14) than Rutgers made.
The Scarlet Knights won two of the three meetings between the teams this season, claiming both at the Rutgers Athletic Center.