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Rutgers topples No. 20 Marquette 68-62

Published: Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 8:35 a.m. MDT

Rutgers' Khadijah Rushadan, left, is guarded by Marquette's Paige Fiedorowicz during the first half of a quarterfinal NCAA college basketball game at the Big East Conference Championships in Hartford, Conn., Sunday, March 6, 2011.  (Jessica Hill, Associated Press) Rutgers' Khadijah Rushadan, left, is guarded by Marquette's Paige Fiedorowicz during the first half of a quarterfinal NCAA college basketball game at the Big East Conference Championships in Hartford, Conn., Sunday, March 6, 2011. (Jessica Hill, Associated Press)

HARTFORD, Conn. — April Sykes scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half and Rutgers beat No. 20 Marquette 68-62 in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.

Monique Oliver added 18 points and seven rebounds for the Scarlet Knights (19-11) and Chelsey Lee had 14 points and nine rebounds.

Rutgers has won five in a row, a streak that started with a win over the Golden Eagles.

Angel Robinson had 18 points Jasmine Collins tied a career-high with 17 points for the Marquette (23-8).

Rutgers trailed by two at halftime, but opened the second half on a 15-4 run to take a 39-30 lead and led by as many as 15 before cruising to the win.

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