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Rutgers Women's Basketball: Scarlet Knights Defeat Penn State for Road Victory

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The Rutgers women's basketball team notched a rare road win against the Nittany Lions yesterday afternoon, 74-62, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Five Scarlet Knights scored in double digits to earn Rutgers' first road win since winning the Paradise Jam Tournament at the beginning of the season.

Kahleah Copper (20), Tyler Scaife (15), Rachel Hollivay (13), Briyona Canty (11), and Khadaizha Sanders (11) combined for 70 points in the contest. After breaking the all-time Rutgers womenss block record last week in a loss against Minnesota, Hollivay registered five more blocks against PSU, bringing her career total to 300.

This was the Scarlet Knights' second game without coach C. Vivian Stringer, who lost her mother last week. Assistant coach Timothy Eatman stepped in as interim head coach for the Minnesota loss on Thursday, and yesterday's victory over Penn State. Stringer plans to be back for Wednesday's home game against Northwestern.

With yesterday's win, Rutgers improved their overall record to 14-10, with a B1G record of 5-7. Less than one month away from the Big Ten Tournament, Rutgers finds itself as the 9th seed in the conference. If the standings remain the same, Rutgers would be set to face Iowa, whom they lost to in a close contest earlier this season, on March 3rd.