Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) - Eli Carter scored 25 points to pace the
Rutgers Scarlet Knights as they picked up an 87-80 win over the UNC Greensboro
Spartans in a non-conference bout at Greensboro Coliseum.
Myles Mack also had a big-time performance for Rutgers (4-1) as he netted 24
points and fished out five assists. Mack and Carter recorded three steals each
and they combined to go 9-of-9 at the charity stripe.
Derrell Armstrong led UNCG (1-4) with 25 points in 29 minutes off the bench.
Trevis Simpson contributed 16 points and nine rebounds while Kelvin McNeil and
Koren Van Dussen scored 10 each. McNeil recorded a double-double as he also
pulled down a game-high 11 boards.
The Spartans overcame an early 8-0 deficit to build a lead that grew to as
many as 10 in the first half. UNCG went into halftime with a 43-40 lead after
it converted 6-of-15 attempts from beyond the arc. The Scarlet Knights trailed
at the intermission despite shooting 56.7 percent from the field in the
UNCG saw its lead evaporate in the second half as it converted only 38.7
percent of its field goal attempts, including just 1-of-10 from beyond the
arc. Rutgers overcame the deficit by sinking 18-of-22 attempts at the charity
stripe and also by scoring 15 points off of turnovers in the final 20 minutes
The Spartans lost despite their 23 second chance points. Rutgers managed to
generate only seven second chance points.
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