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April Sykes had 11 points and 11 rebounds as No. 10 Rutgers beat Cincinnati 58-47 on Saturday.
Monique Oliver added 15 points for the Scarlet Knights (13-2, 2-0 Big East), who won their fourth straight and are off to their best start since going 17-2 in 2007-08.
Bjonee Reaves had 15 points for the Bearcats (9-7, 0-3), who dropped to 0-8 all-time against Rutgers. Dayeesha Hollins, Cincinnati's top scorer with a 15.0 average, was limited to nine points on 3 of 12 shooting.
In being held to its lowest scoring output of the season, the Bearcats shot just 34 percent (18 for 53) and 22.6 percent (7 for 31) from 3-point range. Cincinnati committed 16 turnovers.
Rutgers broke the game open in the second half with a 12-0 run that gave the Scarlet Knights a 38-21 advantage. The lead grew as big as 41-23 with 10 minutes remaining.
Trailing by 11, Cincinnati scored the first six points of the second half to pull to 26-21. Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer then went with four freshmen and Sykes. The lineup produced six straight points and began a 12-0 run that gave the Knights a 38-21 advantage with 12:20 remaining.
Rutgers opened its biggest lead at 41-23 and maintained a double-digit advantage for most of the second half. The closest the Bearcats got was 55-47 with 58 seconds left, as they became the ninth opponent held under 50 by the Knights this season.
Rutgers opened leads of 9-0 and 11-2 when Cincinnati went the first 5:01 without a field goal. The Knights then went the next 4:42 without a point but the Bearcats could only get within four.
With the score 13-9, Rutgers used an 11-0 run to open its biggest lead of the half at 24-12. The Scarlet Knights entered halftime with a 26-15 advantage.
Both teams struggled offensively in the half as each committed 10 turnovers. Cincinnati shot just 21.7 percent (5 for 23) and Rutgers hit 39.1 percent (9 for 23). The Bearcats' 15 points marked their lowest scoring first half of the season against a Rutgers defense ranked 33rd nationally in scoring defense with a 54.2 percent average.
Cincinnati, which started 6-0 for the first time in 10 seasons, has lost seven of its last 10 games.
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers pulled off its second upset of a top 10 team in nine days when it defeated No. 8 Connecticut 67-60 Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The win followed losses to South Florida and West Virginia, and is the first for the Scarlet Knights since a 85-83 win against then-No. 10 Florida on Dec. 29. After this victory, coach Mike Rice met the media.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — For the second time in four games, the Rutgers basketball team knuckled up and blew the roof off of the Louis Brown Athletic Center with a top-10 victory. The Scarlet Knights won their first Big East game of the year in style, dropping No. 8 Connecticut 67-60 behind 32 points from freshmen Myles Mack and Elijah Carter.
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers knocked off a top 10 for the second time in less than 10 days when it upended No. 8 Connecticut 67-60 Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Afterward, sophomore wing Mike Poole discussed the win.
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Myles Mack scored 14 points and hit a few big second-half shots to help Rutgers beat No. 8 Connecticut 67-60 Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Following the emotional win, the freshman guard talked about the win, how to be more consistent and much more.
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Freshman Eli Carter continued his scoring streak with 19 points and Rutgers beat a Top Ten team for the second time this season, defeating No. 8 Connecticut 67-60 Saturday night at the RAC.
April Sykes had 11 points and 11 rebounds as No. 10 Rutgers beat Cincinnati 58-47 on Saturday. Monique Oliver added 15 points for the Scarlet Knights (13-2, 2-0 Big East), who won their fourth straight and are off to their best start since going 17-2 in 2007-08. Bjonee Reaves had 15 points for the Bearcats (9-7, 0-3), who dropped to 0-8 all-time against Rutgers.