Rutgers routed at Georgetown 88-63

The once-promising start to the Scarlet Knights' season continued to sprial downward as they dropped their eighth straight, including the last seven in Big East play. Rutgers allowed the Hoyas to shoot 63 percent from the field as Greg Monroe scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds. Jonathan Mitchell scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Scarlet Knights.

The spiral continued, both with the poor first half and lop-sided final score.

This time Rutgers fell at Georgetown 88-63 at the Verizon Center on Saturday, marking the Scarlet Knights' eighth straight loss, including all seven of its Big East games. The Hoyas shot 63 percent from the field.

Junior power forward Jonathan Mitchell had five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 21 points. Sophomore guard Mike Rosario added 15 points, but his poor shooting continued as he went 6 for 18 from the field, including missing 7 of 10 shots from 3-point range.

Greg Monroe paced Georgetown with 21 points and 14 rebounds as the Hoyas held a 34-24 lead on the glass. Chris Wright added 16 points for the Hoyas, who improved to 15-3, 6-2.

The first half was much of the same as it has been for the last few weeks for Rutgers, which struggled to score again. In fact, Mitchell and Hamady Ndiaye scored the team's first 17 points.

The Scarlet Knights trailed 17-14 before Georgetown went on a 12-0 run to seize control. A 3-pointer by point guard James Beatty trimmed the Hoyas' lead to 29-21, but Rutgers couldn't get into the half within reach. Instead, Georgetown ended the half with a 17-8 run to take a 46-29 lead into the break.

Georgetown, which shot 66.7 percent from the field in the second half, scored the first five points of out of the break and led by as many as 33 points in coasting to the win.

One positive for the Scarlet Knights were the three blocked shots by Ndiaye, who now has 300 in his career. He joins Roy Hinson (355 blocks) and James Bailey (304) as the only Rutgers players with at least 300 blocks.


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