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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Mike Rice flopped Eli Carter and Jerome Seagears in the starting lineup because of a rules violation in the 67-62 win over No. 24 Pittsburgh. With Carter off the bench, both players had huge performances to bring the Scarlet Knights back even in conference play.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers sophomore Elijah Carter does not like coming off the bench. Out of the starting lineup for the fourth time this year (this time because of a team rules violation), Carter heated up to try to earn his way back in. Scoring a game-high 23 points in the victory over a ranked Pittsburgh team, Carter now averages 20.75 points in four non-starts this season.

For sophomore Jerome Seagears, the chance to start was a confidence builder. Seagears went from valued freshman guard to struggling for minutes in non-conference play. Starting, Seagears ran the point efficiently with seven points and six assists. He had a hand in the two biggest plays of the day, an alley-oop to Dane Miller and a layup on a no-look pass from Miller down the stretch.

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