Rutgers knocks off Colgate 76-67Dec 6, 2009 - 9:23 PM PISCATAWAY, N.J.(AP) -- Gregory Echenique had 19 points and eight rebounds to help Rutgers hold off Colgate 76-67 on Sunday.
Freshman Dane Miller had career highs with 15 points and eight rebounds for Rutgers (5-2) and Mike Rosario came off the bench for 14 points.
Rosario, Rutgers' leading scorer, did not enter until 8:07 remained in the first half due to a shin problem.
Kyle Roemer led Colgate (0-8) with 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Yaw Gyawu added 16 points and seven rebounds.
Trailing 37-30 early in the second half, Rutgers went on a 24-5 run to open up a 54-42 advantage. With the score tied at 40, James Beatty hit a 3-pointer and Rosario hit a foul shot and jumper to start the Knights on a decisive 14-2 run.
Rutgers also got nine points and six assists from Mike Coburn.
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FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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COLGATE 35 32 67
RUTGERS 30 46 76 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: COLGATE - KYLE ROEMER 21, YAW GYAWU 16,
BEN JONSON 11
RUTGERS - GREGORY ECHENIQUE 19, DANE MILLER 15,
MIKE ROSARIO 14
Dec 6 3:59 PM
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RUTGERS 30 HALFTIME
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