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Baker’s first double-double leads Rutgers past FDU

December 10, 2017

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Freshman Geo Baker had his first career double-double with 19 points and 11 assists, while fellow backcourt mates Corey Sanders had 19 points and Mike Williams had 17 points to lead Rutgers past Fairleigh Dickinson 92-54 Saturday night.

The trio was efficient from the floor as Baker went 7 of 11 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free-throw line, Sanders went 8 of 14 shooting and Williams was 5 of 7 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line.

FDU took a 6-3 lead at 17:59 when Darnell Edge hit a 3-pointer off a pass from Darian Anderson. That’s as long as it would be a competitive game.

At 24-16, Rutgers went on a 22-2 run, making 11 straight field goals in a five-minute stretch as a 46-18 game was 50-22 at the break.

FDU was led by Noah Morgan and Darian Anderson, who had 13 and 12 points, respectively.

BIG PICTURE

Fairleigh Dickinson: The Knights are in the midst of a seven-game road trip in which they are looking for their first road victory of the season. They are currently 0-5 away from the Rothman Center.

Rutgers: Playing five games in 10 days, the Scarlet Knights were playing a game with only one day to prep for the third straight time. The game also marked the second of five straight games against metro area teams. However, outside of No. 19 Seton Hall, none of the teams should pose much of a challenge for Rutgers.

UP NEXT

Fairleigh Dickinson: The Knights have a week off before playing at NJIT.

Rutgers: Hosts Fordham on Tuesday night.

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