BIG EAST Notes in PDF
The chase for career win No. 900 heads to Syracuse on Tuesday night as Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer looks to become the seventh Division I coach to accomplish the feat. The game will air nationally on the CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET.
Rutgers (14-10, 5-6 BIG EAST) looks to even its conference record at .500 and earn its second victory over a ranked team this season. The Scarlet Knights beat then-No. 21/23 Miami 42-34 at home on Dec. 16, 2012.
No. 21/21 Syracuse (21-3, 9-2 BIG EAST) has won five in a row and is in the midst of its best season in years. The Orange are undefeated at home (11-0) and could equal last year’s win total against Rutgers.
In action on Monday, No. 3/2 Connecticut (24-2) lost to No. 1/1 Baylor (25-1) 76-70 at the XL Center. UConn sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high 26 points, shot 11-of-14 from the field and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds. Baylor senior center Brittany Griner had 25 points, including 21 in the second half.
The Huskies, who led by three at the intermission (29-26), were outrebounded 42-39, including 21-14 on the offensive glass. UConn also had 18 turnovers, while Baylor had just 10.
Material from interviews, school websites, the Associated Press wire service as well as league and team sources were used in this report. All times are Eastern.