Posted January 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Freshman Eli Carter continued his scoring streak with 19 points Saturday as Rutgers beat a Top 10 team for the second time this season -- defeating No. 8 Connecticut 67-60 in Huskies coach Jim Calhoun's return from a three-game NCAA suspension. Myles Mack, another freshman, added 14 points for the Scarlet Knights (9-7, 1-2 Big East), who beat then-No. 10 Florida 85-83 in double overtime on Dec. 29. It's just the second time Rutgers has ever beaten two Top 10 teams in the same season. The Scarlet Knights beat UCLA and West Virginia in 1981-82. The win snapped Connecticut's 10-game winning streak against Rutgers, and was just the Scarlet Knights' second in 19 Big East regular-season meetings with the Huskies. Rutgers' last win over Connecticut was on Jan. 30, 2002.
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