Nigel Johnson scored 16 points and Rutgers beat Central Connecticut 79-37 on Tuesday night for coach Steve Pikiell's 200th win.
Corey Sanders had 14 points and five steals for the Scarlet Knights (8-1), who won by their largest margin over a Division I team in 11 seasons. Deshawn Freeman shot 6 for 6 for 12 points and had seven rebounds, while C.J. Gettys added 10 points.
Austin Nehls had nine points for the Blue Devils (3-5), who have lost five of their last six.
Rutgers put it away early with its highest scoring first half of the season, leading to its largest halftime lead. It was tied at 6-6 before the Scarlet Knights scored five straight to take the lead for good. The score was 42-21 at halftime and Rutgers continued to build on its advantage, closing with a 24-4 run over the final nine minutes. >> Read More..
Next Game: Rutgers will travel to Stony Brook on Saturday for a 7 p.m. matchup.