PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Eli Carter came off the bench for 22 points to lead Rutgers past Princeton 58-52 Friday night.
Myles Mack added 16 points for the Scarlet Knights (2-1), who snapped a two-game losing streak to their in-state rival and won for just the 16th time in 60 games on the Tigers' home floor.
Princeton (1-2), coming off a loss to Northeastern in which it blew an 18-point lead, got 13 points from Will Barrett and 10 points and six assists from Ian Hummer.
The Knights took the lead with under eight minutes remaining in the first half and never relinquished it. Trailing by six at halftime, the Tigers got within 37-36 but Carter's jumper started a 6-0 Rutgers run and Princeton never got closer than three the remainder of the game.
Led by seven rebounds each from Wally Judge and Kadeem Jack, Rutgers held a 42-24 advantage on the boards.