The Howard Bison hung around for as long as they could before the Rutgers Scarlet Knights blew the game open in the second half as the Bison suffered a 79-55 defeat in Piscataway, N.J.
The Scarlet Knights went on a 14-4 run to start the second half, putting the game out of reach for the Bison. Howard's Anton Dickerson (16 points off the bench) and Mike Phillips (10 points) were the only players to score in double-figures for the Bison.
The Bison shot 45.7 perfect from the field, but could not stop the Scarlet Knights from shooting the lights out. Rutgers hit 60 percent of its shots, including 8 for 12 from three-point range. It also forced the Bison into 17 turnovers while only having nine turnovers of its own.
Rutgers was led by Eli Carter (20 points), Myles Mack (15 points) and Wally Judge (12 points and six rebounds).
The win moved Rutgers to 8-2 and dropped the Bison to 3-10.