Connecticut 76, Rutgers 58

Jerome Dyson scored 20 points and Connecticut shut down Rutgers

in the second half in a 76-58 victory on Saturday, their ninth

straight over the Scarlet Knights.

Kemba Walker tallied 14 of his 16 in the final 20 minutes and

the Huskies (16-11, 6-8 Big East) took control by limiting Rutgers

to 10 points in the opening 11 minutes to expand a three-point

halftime lead to 20.

Connecticut, which was coming off a win over No. 3 Villanova,

forced nine turnovers in the 27-10 run and outrebounded the Scarlet

Knights 15-2 at one point.

Jim Calhoun’s team also worked hard inside, getting four

follow-up baskets and two points after a player was fouled going up

with an offensive board.

Mike Rosario, who didn’t start because he was late to a

shootaround Saturday morning, had 14 points and Hamady Ndiaye added

13 for Rutgers (14-13, 4-10), which lost for the second time in

seven games.