UConn Huskies @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights
4:00PM ET, February 20, 2010
Louis Brown Athletic Center
The University of Connecticut (16-11, 6-8 Big East) extended its winning streak against Rutgers (14-13, 4-10 Big East) to nine straight after smashing the Scarlet Knights last night at the sold out Louis Brown Athletic Center, 76-58.
Rutgers was able to keep it close the entire first half, thanks in large part to its defensive presence. The Scarlet Knights threw four different defensive schemes at the Huskies in the first 10 minutes of play, giving UConn problems.
A five minute Rutgers scoring drought, along with a 9-2 UConn run gave the Huskies an eight point lead. The Scarlet Knights would inch closer though, ending the half behind only three points, 31-28. The second half was a different story.
A 15-3 Huskies run to start off the second half killed any chance of a victory for the Scarlet Knights as UConn would eventually get the lead up to as many as 20 points for their 16th victory on the season.
Coming off the bench, Mike Rosario led Rutgers with 14 points. Hamady Ndiaye contributed 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocks, while Dane Miller kicked in 11 points and 8 rebounds.
Jerome Dyson was the high scorer of the game scoring 20 points for his 12th 20-point game on the season. Kemba Walker added 16 points and Stanley Robinson’s 11 points extended his double figure scoring streak to 33 consecutive games.
As a team, Rutgers shot 35 percent (21-60) from the field and 28.6 percent (6-21) from three. UConn shot 48.2 percent (27-56) from the field and 46.2 percent (6-13) from the three point line.
By: James Surmonte