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The Scarlet Knights are 6-3 and are coming off a 68-48 victory over Morris Brown on Dec. 23.
The Knights are paced by Jerome Coleman, a Preseason Second-Team All-BIG EAST selection. Coleman leads the team in scoring at 19.1 ppg. The 6-2 senior tallied a career-high 34 points against Fordham on Dec. 11. Herve Lamizana, a 6-10 junior forward, has blocked 31 shots this season and is averaging 3.4 blocks per game, which is second in the BIG EAST. Lamizana also leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.0 per game. Sophomore 6-4 swingman Ricky Shields is second on the team in scoring (13.3 ppg.), while 6-2 junior point guard Mike Sherrod leads the team in assists (4.7), and steals (2.2), while chipping in with 5.1 ppg. Senior Kareem Wright, at 6-9 and a slimmed down 270 pounds, checks in at 4.0 ppg. and 3.2 rpg.
DELAWARE STATE (2-5) at RUTGERS (6-3)

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Around the Big East

Oregon State's Steven Jackson got the pregame attention. Pittsburgh's Brandon Miree got the MVP award — and the victory.
Miree rushed for 113 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown run, as the 23rd-ranked Panthers beat the Beavers 38-13 Thursday night in the Insight Bowl. (Related item: Game report)
Jackson, the Pac-10's leading rusher and No. 4 nationally with 1,656 yards, managed a season-low 34 yards in 19 carries. Overall, Oregon State gained just 8 yards on the ground.
Panthers silence Beavers for Insight Bowl crown

Brian St. Pierre passed for a career-high 342 yards and three touchdowns as Boston College defeated Toledo 51-25 in the Motor City Bowl on Thursday night, capping one of the most successful four-year runs in school history.
The Eagles' senior class, which includes St. Pierre, won its 32nd game, tying the 1981-84 group for the most wins in a four-year span in the past 60 years. (Related item: Game report)
It's all Boston College at the Motor City Bowl

Boston College played like a team on a mission.
Brian St. Pierre led the Eagles to touchdowns on their first six possessions and Boston College beat Toledo, 51-25, in the Motor City Bowl on Thursday night.
"I think we came out wanting to earn respect," coach Tom O'Brien said. "We wanted to be here, and we wanted to prove how good we were."
Eagles' senior class goes out in style

Around the nation

Get rid of the minor bowls?
Never.
Too many oddball things can happen. It'd be like canceling Halloween. Or an NFL season without the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Fiesta may be dreary, serious business. The Orange and Sugar and Rose may be staid traditionalists counting their ratings and profits
The beauty of the bowl game knows no bounds

Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com
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