PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Quincy Douby scored 22 points as Rutgers
rolled past visiting Maine 91-56 Thursday night.
Douby, who entered the contest as the leading scorer among Big
East players, tallied 17 in the first half as the Scarlet Knights
got up early and coasted.
Trailing 14-11 after a basket by the Black Bears' Chris Bruff
with 14:52 left in the half, Rutgers (8-2) went on a 12-0 run to
gain control. Douby drilled a pair of 3-pointers in that stretch,
then added three more as the Knights rolled into halftime up 52-32.
Maine (3-7) got a quality effort from Phil Tchekane Bofia, who
posted a career-high 15 points. Jon Sheets had 11 at intermission,
but didn't play in the second half due to an ankle injury. The
Bears' top scorer, Ernest Turner, was held without a point in the
first half, but finished with 11. He entered the contest averaging
17.6 points per game.
Douby was supported by Ollie Bailey and Marquis Webb, each with
11 points. Jaron Griffin added a spark off the bench, with 10
points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in 20 minutes.
Anthony Farmer had eight assists for Rutgers.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.