Rutgers 80, Auburn 52

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – Epiphanny Prince scored 27 points and seventh-seeded Rutgers beat No. 2 seed Auburn 80-52 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The Scarlet Knights advanced to Oklahoma City to play the winner of Purdue and North Carolina in the regional semifinals Sunday. Rutgers (21-12) has made it out of the second round five straight years.

Rutgers benefited from playing at home in the NCAAs for the first time since 2001. Seniors Kia Vaughn and Heather Zurich wouldn’t let their final game on campus end in defeat. Vaughn had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Zurich added 12 points to lead four Scarlet Knights in double figures.

Khadijah Rushdan added nine points, 10 rebounds, and six assists for the Scarlet Knights.

DeWanna Bonner scored 17 to lead Auburn (30-4), which saw another season end in disappointment.


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