Rutgers 76, No. 22 Marquette 55
Khadijah Rushdan scored 20 points and Rutgers used a huge first
half to upset No. 22 Marquette 76-55 on Saturday.
Chelsey Lee added 13 points as Rutgers (15-11, 8-5 Big East)
snapped a four-game road losing streak. Jasmine Collins scored 15
points for Marquette (20-6, 8-5) which has yet to beat Rutgers in
seven tries since joining the Big East in 2005-06.
Rutgers’ 24-1 surge buried Marquette early as the Golden Eagles
missed 29 of 34 shots in their poorest offensive effort of the
season. The Scarlet Knights led 33-14 at the half behind seven
points each from Monique Oliver, April Sykes and Rushdan.
Marquette went 10 minutes between field goals, missed 11 shots –
including six 3s – and turned the ball over five times. Rutgers
never let the lead slip below 14 in the second half.