Scores

Final

St. John's 72

(12-9, 2-7 Big East)

Rutgers 84

(11-11, 2-8 Big East)

7:30 PM ET, February 2, 2010

Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

1 2 T
SJU 29 4372
RUTG 40 4484

Top Performers

St. John's: D. Kennedy 27 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

Rutgers: M. Rosario 33 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Rutgers 84, St. John's 72

Associated Press

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Mike Rosario scored a career-high 33 points as Rutgers defeated St. John's 84-72 Tuesday night.

Hamady Ndiaye had 19 points and nine blocks for Rutgers (11-11, 2-8), a school record in a Big East game. Jonathan Mitchell added 18 points for the Scarlet Knights, who have won two straight conference games for the first time in two years.

St. John's (12-9, 2-7), which has lost four straight, got 27 points and nine rebounds from D.J. Kennedy, while Sean Evans had 11 points and Justin Burrell 10.

Rosario's output was the most by a Scarlet Knight since Quincy Douby scored 36 at St. John's on March 5, 2006. Rosario had 21 in the first half, when Rutgers opened its biggest lead at 15. St. John's got within 60-54, but a 9-2 run sealed it for Rutgers.

The last time the Scarlet Knights won two straight Big East games was in January, 2008, when they beat Villanova and Pittsburgh.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJU
RUTG
Points 72 84
FG Made-Attempted 27-63 (.429) 31-55 (.564)
3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 8-15 (.533)
FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 14-19 (.737)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 15

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