The Howard Bison hung around for a half, but the Rutgers Scarlet Knights opened the second half on a 14-4 run to put the game out of reach en route to a 79-55 victory at the RAC.
The story of the game was Rutgers' hot shooting, as the Scarlet Knights hit 60 percent from the field (33-55) and 67 percent from three (8-12). Howard shot 46 percent from the field, but committed 18 turnovers, resulting in 28 points for Rutgers.
Rutgers improves to 8-2 with the win and host Rider on Dec. 28. The team then begins Big East play with a trip to No. 3 Syracuse on Jan. 2. Howard drops to 3-10 and looks forward to a Dec. 28 trip to Orlando to take on Central Florida.