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No. 14 Rutgers 80, Providence 45

December 10, 1998

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) _ Tammy Sutton-Brown scored 16 points and Tasha Pointer had 15 points and 10 assists as No. 14 Rutgers routed Providence 80-45 Wednesday night.

Shawnetta Stewart added 14 points and nine rebounds for Rutgers (7-2) in the Big East opener for both schools. Linda Miles scored 12 points and Davalyn Cunningham had 10 for the Scarlet Knights, who shook up their starting lineup after being upset by Ohio State.

Farrah Thomas scored 10 points for Providence (1-6), which had 31 turnovers and shot 28 percent from the field.

Sutton-Brown and Pointer each scored nine points as Rutgers opened the game with a 22-8 run. The Scarlet Knights, who led 39-24 at halftime, shot 52.5 percent from the field and outrebounded Providence 45-32.

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