Rutgers 77, NJIT 53

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 22, 2011
An 18-0 run early in the second half carried Rutgers to a 77-53 victory over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Thursday night. The game was tied at the half at 32. NJIT (4-6) scored the first eight points after the break to go ahead 40-32. After an exchange of baskets Rutgers (7-5) used a more aggressive attack and NJIT foul trouble to lead 52-42. A 12-point run soon after put the game away as Rutgers increased its lead to 69-48 with six minutes to play. Winning its third straight game, Rutgers was led by Myles Mack's 16 points. Gilvydas Biruta added 15 and Eli Carter and Austin Johnson scored 10 apiece. Chris Flores led NJIT with 12 points. The game was tied nine times and had 13 lead changes. Rutgers had a huge advantage on the boards, 51-28, including an 18-5 edge on the offensive end.
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