Howard vs Rutgers

Rutgers 79, Howard 55

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Eli Carter scored 20 points as Rutgers defeated Howard 79-55 Friday night for its eighth win in nine games.

Myles Mack had 15 points and four assists and Wally Judge added 12 points, six rebounds and three assists for Rutgers (8-2), which is 2-0 under associate head coach David Cox.

Cox is filling in for coach Mike Rice, who is suspended without pay for three games due to violation of athletic department policy.

Howard (3-10) got 16 points from Anton Dickerson and 10 points and six rebounds from Mike Phillips.

Leading 43-32, Rutgers broke it open when Carter scored five points in an 8-0 run. The Scarlet Knights extended their lead to 23 twice and opened their largest advantage on the game's final basket, a 3-pointer by Mike Poole.

Rutgers shot 60 percent (33 of 55) for the second straight game and forced 18 turnovers that resulted in 28 points.

After Theodore Boyomo's layup gave the Bison a 22-21 lead, the seventh lead change of the first half, Carter hit a 3-pointer to start a 16-6 run that gave Rutgers a 37-28 halftime advantage.

Carter scored all seven of his first-half points during the run, while Howard committed five turnovers in a span of seven.

After taking a 60-37 second-half advantage, Rutgers allowed the Bison to get within 15 twice but, with the score 64-49, Carter converted a four-point play and Judge, who shot 6 for 6, got a slam to seal it with under 4 minutes left.

The Knights finished 8 for 12 from 3-point range with Mack going 3 for 4 and Carter 3 for 5. Rutgers finished with 13 steals, including three by Carter.

It was the first meeting between the schools, and the victory extended Rutgers' record to 11-0 against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference members.

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Howard Bison
M. Phillips, F364-102-263110
P. Okoroh, F312-52-42126
A. Leary, C181-23-46135
S. Frazier, G344-70-03429
C. Thompson, G232-71-22205
T. Boyomo241-20-02232
A. Dickerson166-100-012016
T. Lee90-10-00000
B. Ford61-10-00012
A. Smith20-10-00000
E. Okoro II10-00-00000
Totals 21-468-1225151255
 45.7%66.7% 
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
W. Judge, F246-60-063412
A. Johnson, F141-33-41125
E. Carter, G298-151-122120
M. Mack, G266-90-014115
D. Miller, G250-11-22421
J. Seagears211-40-01113
K. Jack193-30-01006
M. Poole153-50-01217
D. Randall112-40-04004
M. Kone83-40-03026
V. Garrett70-10-00030
L. Kelley10-00-00000
Totals 33-555-725171779
 60%71.4% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-122-6193
Norfolk St.12-315-14254
Morgan St.10-413-14314
Hampton9-512-15308
Savannah St.8-611-16317
Md.-E. Shore8-611-18294
Coppin St.7-78-21329
S.C. State7-810-18281
Delaware St.6-99-21330
Florida A&M5-107-21349
Beth.-Cook.4-107-21347
Howard4-107-22340
N.C. A&T0-142-27351

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Purdue12-423-620
Wisconsin11-522-732
Maryland10-622-728
Minnesota10-622-716
Michigan St.10-618-1142
Northwestern9-720-950
Michigan9-719-1046
Iowa8-816-1394
Illinois7-917-1257
Indiana6-1016-1389
Ohio St.6-1016-1373
Penn St.6-1014-1581
Nebraska6-1012-1687
Rutgers2-1413-16173
 
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