Hyatt, Spencer spark Rutgers past Sacred Heart 88-50

Nov 10, 2022, 4:30 AM | Updated: 6:31 pm

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Aundre Hyatt scored a career-high 19 points and Cam Spencer added 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Rutgers walloped Sacred Heart 88-50 Thursday to win its second straight game to start the season.

The victory gave Steve Pikiell his 100th victory as head coach at Rutgers, the sixth coach in school history to reach 100 victories and he is now three victories shy of 300 career wins.

Hyatt scored seven points in the first four minutes of the game to get Rutgers off to a 12-7 lead and Spencer had 10 points in the first seven minutes to push the lead to 12 points, 19-7. The Scarlet Knights rolled to a 21-point advantage by intermission, 46-25.

Clifford Omoruyi had 17 points with seven rebounds and three blocked shots as the Scarlet Knights shot a crisp 31 of 60 from the field (51.7%), hitting 7 of 17 from beyond the arc.

Raheem Solomon led Sacred Heart (1-1) with 14 points and Nico Galette added 10 points and three steals. The Pioneers shot 39.6% from the field (21 of 53), including 5 of 19 from distance.

Rutgers plays host to UMass Lowell Saturday.

Sacred Heart plays its home opener Sunday when it hosts Columbia.

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