Jerome Seagears scored a career-high 17 points off the bench as Rutgers rallied for a 91-75 victory over Sacred Heart on Thursday night.
Six players were in double figures for Rutgers (2-1). Dane Miller and Mike Poole added 14 each, with all of Miller's coming in the second half, while Gilvydas Biruta and Eli Carter had 13 apiece. Myles Mack chipped in with 10.
Sacred Heart (2-1) got 16 points from Evan Kelly, 14 from Shane Gibson and 10 each from Justin Swidowski and Steve Glowiak.
Trailing by three points, Rutgers used full-court pressure to key a 22-4 second-half run and take a 54-39 lead. The Pioneers committed eight turnovers during the Rutgers run.
Sacred Heart got within 60-54 before Rutgers pulled away and led by as much as 88-66 in the final minutes of the first of four Triple Crown Cancun Challenge games.
Sacred Heart led for nearly the entire first half, opening its largest leads at 17-9 and 19-11. Rutgers rallied for a 25-24 advantage before the Pioneers respond...