Penn State guard Jalen Pickett (22) drives to the basket against Rutgers guard Caleb McConnell (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Penn State guard Jalen Pickett (22) drives to the basket against Rutgers guard Caleb McConnell (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Clifford Omoruyi had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Aundre Hyatt scored all 14 of his points in the second half and Rutgers beat Penn State 65-45 on Tuesday night.

Hyatt scored eight straight Rutgers points during a 12-2 run to extend the lead to 51-38 with 8:29 left. The Scarlet Knights led by double figures the rest of the way and closed the game on an 8-0 run.

Penn State went 2 for 12 from the field over the final 10 minutes and finished shooting 33%. The Nittany Lions had made at least eight 3-pointers in 18 of 19 games this season but went 4 for 26 against Rutgers.

Paul Mulcahy had 12 points, five rebounds and six assists for Rutgers (14-6, 6-3 Big Ten). Caleb McConnell added 10 points and seven boards as the Scarlet Knights outrebounded Penn State 43-26. Cam Spencer, averaging a team-high 13.6 points, was held to 1-of-7 shooting for three points.

Rutgers led 32-24 at halftime after holding Penn State to 32% shooting. The Nittany Lions made just five of their first 20 shots before finishing 9 of 28. Omoruyi made five of his six first-half shots and had 12 points at the break.

Jalen Pickett had 15 points and eight rebounds for Penn State (13-7, 4-5). Seth Lundy and Andrew Funk each added 12 points.

Both teams play again on Sunday. Rutgers plays at Iowa while Penn State hosts Michigan.

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