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Rutgers 68, Rider 56

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Dane Miller scored 18 points and Rutgers eventually pulled away for a 68-56 win over Rider Friday.

Rutgers (9-2), which has won nine of its last 10, finished 3-0 under associate head coach David Cox. Cox filled in for Mike Rice after Rice was suspended without pay for a violation of athletic department policy.

Rice will resume his duties and return to practice Saturday.

Eli Carter scored all 15 of his points in the second half for Rutgers, which improved to 15-1 against its in-state rival. Kadeem Jack had 12 points while Wally Judge added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Scarlet Knights.

Rider (6-7) got 20 points from Daniel Stewart and 14 from Anthony Myles. The Broncs dropped to 0-5 in games when they have not scored at least 60 points.

Holding a 52-49 lead, Rutgers scored eight straight to take control with 2:42 left.

Carter started the run with a driving layup and two foul shots after a technical was called on Rider coach Kevin Baggett. Jerome Seagears followed with a baseline drive and Miller's bucket capped the run and put Rutgers up 60-49.

Neither team found an offensive rhythm in the first half, in which the biggest lead by either side was four points. There were five lead changes, the last coming amid a 5-0 run that gave Rutgers a 24-21 halftime lead.

Myles Mack and Carter, Rutgers' leading scorers who averaged a combined 33 points entering the game, had one point between them. Rider, which was held to a season-low 21 points in the first half for the third time, shot 26.1 percent (6 of 23).

Rider, which finished at 30.4 percent overall (14 of 46), kept it close for most of the second half but could never tie it. The Broncs pulled within 34-33 and 36-35 and kept Rutgers' lead within single digits until its late run.

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Rider Broncs
D. Stewart, F293-814-1481420
D. Nd-Ezuma, C201-20-02032
N. Lindsey, G333-121-14237
A. Myles, G334-83-441314
J. Thompson, G330-34-42714
Z. Sadler202-50-05036
S. Valentine201-50-02003
J. Fortunat70-10-03010
T. Pereira40-10-00000
J. Nwaniemeka10-10-00000
Totals 14-4622-2333111856
 30.4%95.7% 
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
W. Judge, F275-110-381310
A. Johnson, F173-52-21028
M. Mack, G330-21-33111
E. Carter, G304-116-642315
D. Miller, G295-98-945118
K. Jack186-70-031412
J. Seagears161-40-00102
M. Poole140-40-03140
D. Randall90-12-22012
M. Kone60-20-00000
V. Garrett10-00-00010
Totals 24-5619-2533122068
 42.9%76% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona0-04-126
Canisius0-02-2166
Quinnipiac0-02-246
Fairfield0-02-3255
Monmouth0-02-3216
Rider0-02-4267
St. Peters0-02-4263
Niagara0-01-2204
Siena0-01-294
Manhattan0-01-3230
Marist0-01-4279

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wisconsin0-07-03
Maryland0-06-076
Illinois0-05-053
Ohio St.0-05-045
Penn St.0-06-191
Indiana0-05-1199
Northwestern0-05-1101
Purdue0-05-1122
Michigan0-04-132
Michigan St.0-04-136
Nebraska0-04-1145
Iowa0-04-240
Minnesota0-04-2180
Rutgers0-03-2312
 
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