Rutgers gets first Big Ten road win behind Sanders

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) Corey Sanders scored 25 points, with six rebounds, four assists, and three steals to lead Rutgers past Penn State 70-68 on Saturday for the Scarlet Knights’ first-ever Big Ten road win.

Rutgers, which has just five wins in the Big Ten since joining in 2014-15, was 0-23 on the road in conference play. The last conference win was in 2014 against South Florida, an American Athletic Conference member.

Shep Garner scored 24 points for Penn State (12-12, 4-7) and made 6 of 9 3-pointers. Garner scored 17 points in the first half with 5 of 6 3-pointers. Tony Carr added 17 points.

Mike Williams had 12 points and Deshawn Freeman scored 15 for Rutgers (13-11, 2-9).

Penn State led once, at 6-5, with 17:52 left in the first half.

Rutgers went up by 13 after Sanders’ 3-pointer made it 60-47 at 7:18.

Penn State stormed back, closing to 69-68 with 11 seconds left, but didn’t get closer.

BIG PICTURE

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights hope bouncing back from a 20-point home loss to Iowa with its first conference road win can get it back on track. Rutgers had lost four in a row and 10 of the last 11 after an 11-2 start.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions continue to struggle, now having lost five of its last six games after starting off Big Ten play 4-2.

UP NEXT

Rutgers travels to Ohio State on Wednesday night.

Penn State host No. 17 Maryland on Tuesday night.