No. 24 Rutgers 62, Seton Hall 39

April Sykes scored 17 points and No. 24 Rutgers defeated Seton

Hall 62-39 on Tuesday night.

Khadijah Rushdan added 15 points and Erica Wheeler chipped in 11

in the Scarlett Knights’ 12th straight win over Seton Hall, dating

back to 2003.

Rutgers (19-8, 8-6 Big East) attempted 20 more shots than Seton

Hall (22 of 60, compared to 14 of 40) and forced 16 turnovers,

leading to 31 points.

The Pirates (7-21, 0-14) made just 2 of 13 from 3-point range

and were outrebounded 35-29.

Rutgers trailed 13-11 with 8:37 left in the first half, before

scoring eight straight to lead for good.

The Scarlett Knights put together their biggest streak, scoring

15 straight to lead 49-32 on Rushdan’s free throws with 12:19 to

play.

Jasmine Crew scored 20 points and Brittany Morris had 14 for the

Pirates, who have lost 16 straight overall and 14 straight in

conference play.