Gregory Echenique scored 17 of his career-high 21 points in the second half as Rutgers defeated Princeton 58-44 on Thursday night.
Jonathan Mitchell had 11 first-half points for the Scarlet Knights (4-2), who beat Princeton (2-4) for the 10th time in the last 11 meetings.
After going scoreless against Florida, Echenique had 11 rebounds and three blocks while shooting 5-for-8 from the field and 11-for-12 from the free throw line.
Doug Davis had 20 points for Princeton, which shot 28.8 percent (15 of 52) in its fourth straight loss.
Rutgers led 29-16 in the first half before Princeton rallied within 29-25 early in the second. James Beatty's 3-pointer started a 19-9 run for Rutgers, which led 48-34 with 7:05 remaining.
Echenique had 10 points in the decisive run. The Scarlet Knights shot 37 percent (17 of 46), but blocked nine shots including four by Hamady Ndiaye.
(This version CORRECTS Rutgers 58, Princeton 44. corrects in 2nd graph Jonathan Mitchell score 11 points sted Patrick Jackson.)
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