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(21) Rutgers 61

(18-8, 7-6 Big East)

Villanova 52

(15-12, 5-9 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, February 18, 2012

    The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania

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    #21RUTG 30 3161
    VILL 25 2752

    Top Performers

    Rutgers: A. Sykes 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

    Villanova: L. Sweeney 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 6 Stl

    April Sykes' 20 help Rutgers top Villanova, erase five-game slide

    Associated Press

    VILLANOVA, Pa. -- April Sykes scored 20 points to help Rutgers (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) snap a five-game losing streak with a 61-52 win over Villanova on Saturday.

    Erica Wheeler added 16 points and Khadijah Rushdan had 13 for the Scarlet Knights (18-8, 7-6), who hadn't won since beating DePaul 65-64 on Jan. 24.

    Laura Sweeney had 19 points and six rebounds for Villanova (15-12, 5-9 Big East), which shot 6 for 31 from 3-point range.

    The Wildcats got off to a fast start, but Rutgers responded and went ahead for good late in the first half. Villanova cut the lead to five points with 5:35 to play before Sykes, Wheeler and Syessence Davis scored three quick baskets to push the lead back to double digits.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RUTG
    VILL
    Points 61 52
    FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 18-51 (.353)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-8 (.375) 6-31 (.194)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 10-12 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 7

    Game Leaders

     
    RUTG
    VILL
    PointsA. Sykes 20L. Sweeney 19
    ReboundsA. Sykes 7L. Sweeney 6
    AssistsA. Sykes 3M. Pearson 5
    StealsK. Rushdan 2L. Sweeney 6
    BlocksM. Oliver 1T. Holeman 1

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