Deshawn Freeman had 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as Rutgers defeated North Texas 66-53 in the Scarlet Knight Showcase on Wednesday night.
Nigel Johnson and Mike Williams had 10 points each for the Scarlet Knights, who are 5-0 for the first time since 2000-01. It was Freeman's third double-double of the season.
Shane Temara had a career-high 16 points for the Mean Green (1-3), who lost their third straight. Deckie Johnson added 13 points. North Texas played without second-leading scorer Jeremy Combs, who was resting a sore ankle.
Trailing 25-24, Rutgers scored seven straight to start the second half and take the lead for good. Leading 43-40, the Scarlet Knights put it away with an 18-2 run to go up 61-42 with 2:52 remaining.
The 66 points tied a season-low for Rutgers and the 53 were the least it allowed this season. >> Read more
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