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The Delaware State Hornets hadn't played a game in 12 days. But what was Rutgers' excuse? The two teams combined for just 29 points in a pitiful first-half shooting performance before the Scarlet Knights found the range -- everything being relative -- in the second half en route to a pit-bull ugly 54-41 victory last night at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The victory improved Rutgers' record to 7-3 while the "undersized" and "under-talented" Hornets of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference -- that's how their coach, Greg Jackson, referred to them -- fell to 2-6.
Rutgers: It isn't pretty, but the job gets done

He hadn't eaten all day, and a quick look at the box score would have told him he was starved for points as well. But Jerome Coleman declined gracefully last night when coach Gary Waters asked if he wanted to return for the waning moments of last night's Scarlet Knights victory over Delaware State. "I didn't want to mess with the chemistry," the team's leading scorer said after a season-low two points in the Knights 54-41 victory. "I was just enjoying myself on the bench."
Rutgers notebook: Ailing Coleman keeps his seat

PISCATAWAY - Ricky Shields scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half as Rutgers defeated cold-shooting Delaware State 54-41 last night. Rutgers (7-3) won for the fourth time in five games while Delaware State (2-6) lost its second straight.
Shields' efforts lead Rutgers to 7th win

Saturday, Wright stayed out of foul trouble, and in the process the senior post had eight points and eight rebounds - and even added two assists - to lead Rutgers to a 54-41 decision over Delaware State at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. On a night when leading scorer Jerome Coleman turned in only two points, Wright and his teammates showed Rutgers has more than an outside touch to brag about.
NorthJersey.com - Rutgers

With Jerome Coleman struggling to find his shot, teammate Ricky Shields picked up the scoring slack, pouring in 14 points to lead the Rutgers University men's basketball team to a 54-41 victory over Delaware State on Saturday night. Coleman, who has been fighting a virus the past two weeks, played just 19 minutes and was held without a field goal for the first time in his college career. He is Rutgers' leading scorer, averaging 19.1 points per game.
Rutgers, Coleman again struggle to beat an inferior opponent - Courier News


Big East Football

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wali Lundy spent most of his life chasing Avon Cobourne. In their first head-to-head meeting, he finally passed him. Lundy scored four touchdowns and gained 239 all-purpose yards as Virginia snapped a four-game bowl losing streak yesterday with a 48-22 victory over No. 15 West Virginia in the inaugural Continental Tire Bowl. Cobourne, who was four years ahead of Lundy at Holy Cross High School in Delran, ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns for West Virginia.
Lundy, Virginia outdo Cobourne, W. Virginia

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