Boxscore
Rutgers 66, New Jersey Tech 54
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
Officials - Tony Crisp, Ray Perrone, Gary Prager
Attendance - 3531

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
New Jersey Tech 30 24 54
Rutgers 33 33 66

Recap


So far Rutgers has learned how to defend its home court under first-year coach Mike Rice.

Gilvydas Biruta had a big game and Rutgers remained perfect at the RAC this season with a 66-54 victory over NJIT on Wednesday in a non-conference matchup of New Jersey rivals.

Biruta scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Scarlet Knights (4-2), who led 33-30 at the half and were finally able to shake the Highlanders late in the second half.

Jonathan Mitchell had 13 points and 11 rebounds to help Rutgers improve to 4-0 at home this season. The 12 point victory over NJIT is the closest game Rutgers has played at the RAC this season. T

The Scarlet Knights started the season with home wins over  Fairfield by 15, Miami by 16 and Norfolk State by 24, marking the first time since 1977 that the Scarlet Knights beat three consecutive Division I opponents by 15 points or more.

Jheryl Wilson scored 16 points and Isaiah Wilkerson added 10 for NJIT (1-4), which shot 40.4 percent (21-of-52) from the field and committed 15 turnovers that led to 18 points for Rutgers.

New Jersey Tech Highlanders

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dytanya Johnson 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Jheryl Wilson 35:00 6-11 2-4 2-2 0 3 3 1 1 1 4 0 16
PJ Miller 31:00 4-10 0-1 0-1 0 4 4 4 3 1 1 1 8
Isaiah Wilkerson 31:00 3-11 1-3 3-4 2 4 6 3 3 1 3 0 10
Chris Flores 37:00 3-10 0-3 3-4 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 0 9
Sammy Schickel 10:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4
Arjun Ohri 7:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Ryan Regis 20:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 0 2
Will Bond 9:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 3
Kherel Silcott 16:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 3 5 0 2 0 2 1 0
TOTAL 200 21-52 4-15 8-11 6 19 25 13 21 6 15 2 54
  40.4% 26.7% 72.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 15

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gilvydas Biruta 23:00 6-8 1-1 7-9 2 5 7 0 4 0 2 1 20
Dane Miller 31:00 1-7 0-0 1-2 0 4 4 1 3 0 3 0 3
Jonathan Mitchell 27:00 4-10 1-4 4-4 3 8 11 1 0 1 0 3 13
James Beatty 29:00 0-4 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 2 1 1 0
Mike Coburn 36:00 5-7 0-0 3-4 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 2 13
Austin Johnson 17:00 3-4 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 8
Mike Poole 19:00 3-6 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 3 2 2 0 7
Robert Lumpkins 11:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2
Austin Carroll 7:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
Charlie Rigoglioso 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-48 2-10 20-25 9 24 33 6 15 9 13 8 66
  45.8% 20.0% 80.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 13
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