Tyler Scaife has played her best against top opponents this season.
The freshman guard scored a season-high 25 points in Rutgers' 80-71 loss to No. 5 Louisville on Tuesday night.
''She always seems to play well in the big games,'' Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer said. ''She's definitely never afraid.''
Scaife, who had 22 against top-ranked UConn, did all she could to help the Scarlet Knights to their first win over a top-five team since they beat No. 1 UConn on Feb. 5, 2008. They have dropped their last 20 games against top-five schools.
Scaife was 10 for 16 from the field and 5 for 5 from the line.
''If they want to make a highlight tape for her they can just use the game against us,'' Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. ''She's a ballplayer. She's special. We left her open on a few ball screens in the first half. She got a couple easy looks and knocked them down and got some confidence. She then made some tough ones. She's someone we knew could score.''
Scaife received little ...