PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers women's basketball (4-0) held its third straight opponent under 30 percent shooting in a 74-46 victory over Harvard (3-2) on Sunday afternoon at the RAC.
The Scarlet Knights begin a season 4-0 for the third straight year. Three players registered double-doubles in the same game for the first time in over a year, all leading to head coach C. Vivian Stringer tying UNC's Sylvia Hatchell for fifth place all-time in NCAA women's basketball coaching wins at 1,023.
"It's the small things that are going to be important in the biggest games," Stringer said. "We did those things well today; in transition, rebounding, sharing the basketball. We're proud of the things we did, and we're excited to get better."
- Redshirt junior guard Arella Guirantes was Rutgers' scoring leader for the third time this season, netting 19 on 7-of-18 shooting with two 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.
- Senior center Jordan Wallace played her self-proclaimed game of her career with her best point and rebound outputs as a collegiate player. She put together 14 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double.
- Graduate student guard Khadaizha Sanders contributed 14 points on an efficient 7-of-10 shooting. She passed out seven assists compared to three turnovers and picked up six steals on defense.
- Junior wing Tekia Mack had 10 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.
- Rutgers won the battle down low with a 49-38 advantage on the glass and a commanding 52-12 in points in the paint.
- Transition offense and the press defense resulted in a 30-8 lead in fast break points for Rutgers.