March 3, 2009

COL BKB: Syracuse 70, Rutgers 40

Paul Harris scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half and had nine rebounds Tuesday to lead No. 25 Syracuse to a 70-40 win over Rutgers.

Andy Rautins added 11 points, and Arinze Onuaku 10 points and nine rebounds for the Orange (22-8, 10-7 Big East). Syracuse clinched a first-round bye in the Big East tournament.

Mike Rosario had 16 points for the Scarlet Knights (10-20, 1-16), who have lost eight in a row and 17 of their last 18 games.