Rutgers 79, South Florida 69: Kadeem Jack scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Scarlet Knights to their first road victory of the season.
Jack was 13-for-13 from the free-throw line and also grabbed six boards for Rutgers (10-14, 4-7 AAC). Myles Mack added 15 points and five assists while Wally Judge had 10 points and a team-high eight boards.
Martino Brock came off the bench to lead South Florida (12-12, 3-8) with 17 points. Victor Rudd added 15 points and seven rebounds while Chris Perry scored 11 points for the Bulls, who shot 2-of-11 from 3-point range.
The Knights jumped out fast to start the game, taking a 15-2 lead with less than five minutes gone in the contest. The lead was still 12 when the Bulls went on a 13-2 run to get back in the game and the Rutgers advantage was only one at the break.
South Florida scored the first six points of the second half to take its first lead and the game was still tied with 10 minutes to play. But an 18-5 run over the next eight minutes gave the Knights complete control and a big win for first-year coach Eddie Jordan.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Scarlet Knights finished 21-of-26 from the line, while the Bulls were 17-of-20. … Rutgers won the board battle 37-30. … The Scarlet Knights last won on the road in the final regular season game in 2012-13, at Seton Hall.