Rutgers Men’s Basketball

Rutgers Men’s Basketball

Rutgers Men’s Basketball

Paul Mulcahy and Rutgers celebrate a 64-50 gem over Maryland, Thursday, January 5, 2023. Photo: Rutgers Athletics.

RUTGERS 64 – MARYLAND 50

Rutgers men’s basketball made another huge statement that they are one of the top dogs in the Big Ten with a dominate 64-50 victory over a Maryland team that came into the game averaging 72 points a game.

“We played well and grinded it out,” Head Coach Steve Pikiell said afterwards. “We’re going to play three games in five and a half days so it’s a tough stretch. We played well in the second half. We held a team that averages 72 (points) to 50 and 20 turnovers. So, we did a really good job. These guys all chipped in, Paul (Mulcahy) was terrific going six-for-six. In the second half, he did a great job, but you know all these guys chipped in. They do a great job. (I’m) just pleased, but we’re on to Iowa, the leading scoring team in our league. So, another challenge is coming up on Sunday.”

As pointed out by Rutgers Athletics, “Rutgers played lockdown defense and held Maryland to 17 points in the first half. That was good for the best defensive first half in the Steve Pikiell-era against a Big Ten opponent. Rutgers forced 20 turnovers and had 18 points on the fastbreak compared to Maryland’s two.”

Paul Mulchay had a huge night, leading the Scarlet Knights with 15 points, while Cam Spencer contributed 13 points and Caleb McConnell 10 points. Clifford Omoruyi added 13 rebounds in his own right.

Rutgers gets right back at it on Sunday afternoon when they play host to Iowa, who leads the Big Ten in scoring at 82 points per game.

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