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No. 24/20 Rutgers Women’s Basketball Tops Providence College, 68-47
Rushdan scores game-high 21 points to give Scarlet Knights third-straight win
  • Posted on February 25, 2012 5:58:20 PM
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  • Khadijah Rushdan
    Khadijah Rushdan scored 21 points to lead the Scarlet Knights

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 25, 2012) – Rutgers senior guard Khadijah Rushdan (Wilmington, Del.) tallied a game-high 21 points to lead the No. 24/20 Scarlet Knights (20-8, 9-6 BIG EAST) past Providence College (13-15, 5-10 BIG EAST), 68-47 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Alumni Hall.

    With the victory, Rutgers posted its second-straight 20-win season and ninth in the past 10 campaigns. It also marks the 32nd 20-win season for head coach C. Vivian Stringer and 13th at RU. The Scarlet Knights are winners of three straight heading into the regular-season finale on Monday.

    Rutgers and Providence traded leads three times to start the first half with the Friars tying the score at 14-14 on a Rachel Barnes layup with 10:57 on the clock. That basket would stand as the final field goal of the first half for PC as the Scarlet Knights went on to outscore 23-7 over the remaining 9:03 of the opening period.

    Rushdan, junior guard Erica Wheeler (Miami, Fla.) and junior center Monique Oliver (Las Vegas, Nev.) each scored seven points in the first half as RU took a 37-21 advantage into the locker room.

    In the second half, Rushdan erupted on the offensive end, scoring 14 points, including seven-straight to start the half as the Scarlet Knights built a 21-point lead (47-26). The Friars cut the deficit to as low as 15 points on two occasions, however, Rutgers kept a comfortable cushion, closing out the 68-47 victory.

    RU forced 21 Providence turnovers leading to 18 points in addition to dominating in the paint, outscoring PC 28-18, including a 15-6 edge in second chance points.

    The Scarlet Knights will return to action on Monday, Feb. 27, hosting Marquette at 7:30 p.m.

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