No. 15/15 Rutgers (2-0) jumped all over Boston College for a 74-58 nonconference win at the RAC on Wednesday night. Redshirt senior Khadijah Rushdan and junior Monique Oliver each scored 15 points as the Scarlet Knights remained undefeated. Oliver also grabbed 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the year and the third of her collegiate career.
RU led by as many as 19 in the second half before Boston College cut its deficit to five with 8:33 left in the game. Rushdan answered with a 3-pointer to ignite a 12-2 run that put it away.
“Our energy has stayed up and hasn’t been like that the past couple years, we’d get down and not know how to handle it,” Rushdan said. “We’d stop executing. This year we understand it. We keep playing hard and can play through anything.”
This was the 23rd meeting between the teams, with Rutgers winning 14 of those contests.
In Baton Rouge, La., No. 14/16 Georgetown (1-2) lost to No. 20/21 LSU 51-40. Senior Tia Magee had 12 points as the Hoyas shot 24 percent from the field and committed 23 turnovers. Junior Sugar Rodgers went 4-of-20 and finished with 10 points.
Georgetown shot 33 percent from the field during Sunday’s 72-53 loss at then-No. 11/10 Maryland.
Other action around the league saw Villanova (3-0) win at Marist 60-53 and St. John’s (1-1) beat La Salle 66-45. Red Storm junior guard Nadirah McKenith scored a career-high 26 points shooting 10-of-11 from the field.
Cincinnati (2-0) beat Dayton 75-64 behind senior Bjonee Reaves’ 25 points. Seton Hall (3-0) topped New Hampshire 61-38 as senior Jasmine Crew posted a career-high 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting and added six boards. The Pirates are 3-0 for the first time since 2008-09 when they began 4-0.
Finally, Providence (0-3) lost at Rhode Island 52-43 despite a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds from senior Teya Wright.
Material from interviews, the Associated Press wire service as well as league and team sources was used in this report.