No. 20 G’town rolls No. 11 Rutgers
Rodgers goes for 19 points, five steals to lead Hoyas
WASHINGTON -- Tia Magee scored 21 points and No. 20 Georgetown held No. 11 Rutgers to a season-low point total in a 54-36 win on Sunday.
Sugar Rodgers added 19 points for the Hoyas (17-5, 6-3 Big East). Magee and Rodgers added five steals apiece as Rutgers committed 22 turnovers.
Georgetown led by nine at halftime and Magee's steal and layup capped a 7-0 run to open the second half. The Hoyas extended the lead to as many as 27 late in the game.
April Sykes led Rutgers (17-4, 6-2) with 13 points.
The Scarlet Knights shot just 30 percent from the field (16-52) and missed all 14 3-point attempts.
Rutgers lost second leading scorer Khadijah Rushdan (13.1 ppg) with 5:33 left in the first half. The Scarlet Knights were trailing by eight when Rushdan and Magee jumped for a pass. Rushdan fell, hitting the back of her head on the court.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 6 Kentucky 82, Alabama 68|
|Minnesota 76, No. 9 Ohio State|
|No. 14 Texas A&M 66, Iowa State 64|
|No. 19 Nebraska 67, Illinois 47|
|No. 20 Georgetown 54, No. 11 Rutgers 36|
|No. 25 North Carolina 75, Wake Forest 71|
She remained down through the ensuing timeout and was eventually helped off the court in a wheelchair. She didn't return to the game, but was on the Rutgers bench for the second half.
Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer said Rushdan will be examined further when the team gets home. Her status for Tuesday's game against No. 2 Notre Dame is uncertain.
The Scarlet Knights led 8-4 early, but then went seven minutes without a basket. Georgetown took advantage with a 12-0 run capped by a pair of Rodgers' 3-pointers. The Hoyas pushed the margin to as many as 10 and led 26-17 at the break.
Rutgers made just eight of 27 shots in the half.
Georgetown was outrebounded 42-33 but limited Rutgers to just seven second-chance points.
The Hoyas turned the ball over 11 times, one above their season low.