PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Freshman Eli Carter continued his scoring streak with 19 points and Rutgers beat a Top Ten team for the second time this season, defeating No. 8 Connecticut 67-60 in coach Jim Calhoun's return from a three-game NCAA suspension.
Freshman Myles Mack added 14 points for the Scarlet Knights (9-7, 1-2 Big East), who beat then-No. 10 Florida 85-83 in double overtime on Dec. 29. It's just the second time Rutgers has ever beaten two Top Ten teams in the same season. The Scarlet Knights beat UCLA and West Virginia in 1981-82.
The win snapped Connecticut's 10-game winning streak against Rutgers and it was just the Scarlet Knights' second in 19 Big East regular-season meetings with the Huskies. Rutgers' last win over Connecticut was on Jan. 30, 2002.