Rutgers hands Pittsburgh 5th straight loss, 62-39

PITTSBURGH - (AP) - Eli Carter scored 14 points, Dane Miller added11 points and 12 rebounds and Rutgers crushed reeling Pittsburgh62-39 on Tuesday night.

The Scarlet Knights (10-7, 2-2 Big East) held the Panthers to 21percent shooting (12 of 57) while sending Pittsburgh to its fifthstraight loss, the longest losing streak in coach Jamie Dixon'snine years on the bench.

Rutgers, coming off a 67-60 upset of defending national championUConn last week, backed it up with an even more impressive win overthe defending conference champions.

Pittsburgh (11-6, 0-4) never led over the game's final 30minutes while suffering the worst loss in 10 seasons at thePetersen Events Center.

The Panthers used to be unbeatable at the Pete, but have nowdropped four home games in a little over two months.

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