Scores

Final

Cincinnati 65

(10-3, 2-0 Big East)

Rutgers 58

(9-4, 0-1 Big East)

    8:00 PM ET, January 2, 2010

    Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    CIN 25 4065
    RUTG 30 2858

    Top Performers

    Cincinnati: D. Vaughn 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Rutgers: J. Mitchell 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Cincinnati 65, Rutgers 58

    Associated Press

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Deonta Vaughn had 17 points and Yancy Gates scored 10 to lift Cincinnati to a 65-58 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night.

    Fresh off its 71-69 upset of No. 10 Connecticut last Wednesday, Cincinnati spoiled Rutgers' Big East opener.

    The Bearcats (10-3, 2-0) survived 3-for-16 shooting from beyond the arc by dominating inside, holding a 30-20 scoring advantage in the paint and outrebounding Rutgers 40-28.

    Rashad Bishop made all three free throws after being fouled beyond the arc to snap a 51-51 tie with 5:44 remaining, and Cincinnati never relinquished its lead.

    Cincinnati's Lance Stephenson scored 10 points.

    Jonathan Mitchell scored 14 points and added seven rebounds for Rutgers (9-4, 0-1), which couldn't survive an off-night from leading scorer Mike Rosario. He missed eight of his first nine shots and scored 12 points on 4 of 19 shooting.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CIN
    RUTG
    Points 65 58
    FG Made-Attempted 24-57 (.421) 20-54 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 11-12 (.917)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 6

    2009-10 Season

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