Mitchell, Miller Lead Rutgers Into Illinois For Clash With DePaul

Jimmy SurmonteCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2010

Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ DePaul Blue Demons

9:00PM ET, February 16, 2010

Allstate Arena

Rosemont, IL


Less than 48 hours after the Scarlet Knights (13-12, 3-9 Big East) shocked the then No. 8 Georgetown Hoyas, they are back at it. Rutgers suits up to battle the DePaul Blue Demons (8-16, 1-11 Big East) in Rosemont, Illinois tonight.

Dane Miller’s put back on a Mike Rosario missed jumper with less than 20 seconds left would ultimately be all Rutgers needed to upset the Hoyas Sunday night.

Jonathan Mitchell’s career-high 24 points (9-12, 4-6 from three) earned him Honor Roll accolades in the Big East for his amazing performance. Miller took home Big East Rookie of the Week honors for the second week in a row after his second career double-double against Georgetown. The usual leader for Rutgers, Mike Rosario, was off the entire night as the Hoyas held him to 10 points on a horrendous 3 of 16 shooting (2 of 10 from three).

The last place DePaul Blue Demons are on a six game losing streak and coming off a hard fought loss in Newark, NJ to the Seton Hall Pirates. They look to rebound against the Scarlet Knights tonight, for their first victory in almost a month.

Will Walker led the Blue Demons against the Pirates with 19 points on 7-of-24 shooting. Mac Koshwal helped out with 11 points and 10 rebounds for his 6th double-double on the season and Tony Freeland offered some support off the bench with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and eight rebounds.

Will Walker and Mike Rosario are respectively, 12th and 13th in the Big East in scoring.

Rutgers searches for its first Big East road victory since March 9, 2008 and tonight is their best chance to snap that drought.


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