Undated (AP) _ WASHINGTON (AP)--Mike Jones comes from Willingboro, New Jersey, one of the Philadelphia suburbs in the Garden State. Rutgers is New Jersey's State University.

So it was particularly satisfying for the sophomore forward to have the best game of his career Thursday night, leading George Washington to a 95-69 drubbing of Rutgers.

''Last game against them I didn't play very well,'' said Jones, who scored only three points in the George Washington's December victory at Rutgers, ''so this felt good, especially since they never recruited me. They never even sent me a letter.''

Jones matched his career high with 18 points in the rematch, and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. He had 10 of those rebounds in the first half, in which the Colonials put the game away.

George Washington erupted to score 16 unanswered points over a five minute- ten second span in the first half, jumping to an 18-4 lead with 12:58 remaining before intermission. Jones contributed a three-point play to that spurt, while Ellis McKennie, another sophomore who also finished with 18, had six points in that span.

''That was the difference in the basketball game,'' said George Washington coach John Kuester. ''We started strong, and that's what we wanted to do.

''We do have a good team,'' continued the coach of the 12-12 Colonials, now 6-10 in the Atlantic 10 Conference, ''it just depends if it shows up or not.''

Senior Gerald Jackson led the Colonials with 21 points. He was surprised that Rutgers didn't play better, after losing by 26 points (72-46) in their earlier meeting. ''I thought they would try to pay us back tonight.''

The Scarlet Knights did make an effort to get back into the game. Trailing 43-23 at halftime, Rutgers scored the first three baskets of the second half, and on a couple of occasions in the second half got as close as 12 points, but could get no closer.

''The game came down to our inability to put the ball in the basket,'' said Rutgers coach Craig Littlepage, ''and as a result our team played very frustrated. We shook things up at the start of the second half, but couldn't sustain it.''

The loss drops Rutgers to 2-14 in the conference and 5-20 overall, the third consecutive 20-loss season for the Knights. In defeat, Myles Dixson and Anthony Duckett each scored 13 points for Rutgers.