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PISCATAWAY, N. Air Force 1 Basse Noir .J. -- Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell had good reason for being unable to answer questions about winning his 200th game.I didnt know about that, said Pikiell after Rutgers beat Central Connecticut 79-37 on Tuesday night. Im just worried about the next one.The next one is at Stony Brook, where Pikiell spent his previous 11 seasons and led the Seawolves to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Hes not getting nostalgic about it.I dont spend a lot of time thinking about those things, he said. I want to start breaking down tape and get these guys ready to go. Im just proud were getting better and we had good signs moving forward for us today.Nigel Johnson scored 16 points and Corey Sanders had 14 points and five steals for the Scarlet Knights (8-1), who won by their largest margin over a Division I team in 11 seasons. Deshawn Freeman shot 6 for 6 for 12 points and had seven rebounds, while C.J. Gettys added 10 points.Austin Nehls had nine points for the Blue Devils (3-5), who have lost five of their last six.It was tied at 6-6 before the Scarlet Knights scored five straight to take the lead for good. The score was 42-21 at halftime and Rutgers continued to build on its advantage, closing with a 24-4 run over the final nine minutes.This is going to be a tough one to take lessons from, said Blue Devils coach Donyell Marshall, who was a player at UConn when Pikiell was a Huskies assistant. (Rutgers) has learned that they are tired of losing. They are tired of people talking about Rutgers basketball in a negative way and they are doing something about it. Until we learn to do something about it, we are going to continue to be that way.BIG PICTURECentral Connecticut: The Blue Devils had their lowest scoring game of the season along with their lowest scoring first and second halves after shooting 25 percent overall (14 of 56) and committing 22 turnovers.Rutgers: The Knights shot a season-high 64.8 percent (35 of 54) and had a season best 24 assists. It was their highest assist total since getting 27 against UMBC on Nov. 28, 2011. Gettys hit his first five shots before missing, snapping a string of 15 consecutive made baskets. The margin of victory equaled Rutgers largest since beating Maryland Eastern Shore 92-50 on Dec. 7, 2005.DEFENSE DOMINATESIt was the first time Rutgers held a team under 40 points since limiting Pitt to 39 on Jan. 11, 2012. Sanders felt Rutgers early runs started at the defensive end. If we lock up on one end the other end is going to come, he said Coach really stresses defense every day. Coach sets the speed limit (points allowed). The speed limit is 55, today we had them way below that. We shut them down on that end and the offense came.BENCH BUNCHRutgers once again got a big game its bench, which outscored Central Connecticut 33-8. Mike Williams was a key with eight points and seven assists. Im able to see how the pace of the game is going. Im able to read off my teammates, see whos hot, whos in a certain position. I love my role, Williams said.STUFF ITRutgers had eight dunks, many coming off its 28 fast-break points.UP NEXTCentral Connecticut: The Blue Devils visit Duquesne in the second game of a seven-game road trip. CCSU is 1/3 on the road this year.Rutgers: Pikiell will have his homecoming as the Scarlet Knights travel to Stony Brook Saturday. Air Force 1 Haute Homme . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. Air Force 1 Just Do It Pas Cher . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. http://www.siteairforce1pascher.fr/ . The 17-year-old native of Marystown, N.L., pulled out of Skate Canada International last month in Saint John, N.B., with the same problem. BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation.Jurors deliberated for about four hours in Mike McQuearys defamation and misrepresentation suit.Judge Thomas Gavin still must decide McQuearys whistleblower claim that he was treated unfairly as the school suspended him from coaching duties, placed him on paid administrative leave, barred him from team facilities and then did not renew his contract shortly after he testified at Sanduskys 2012 trial.McQueary remained stoic as the verdict was read, and he and his lawyers made no comment as they left the courthouse.A Penn State spokesman said the university would not comment on the case and the jurys decision until a final decision is rendered on all counts.McQueary had been seeking more than $4 million in lost wages and other damages, saying he was defamed by a statement the school president released the day Sandusky was charged, retaliated against for helping with the Sandusky investigation and misled by school administrators.Sandusky, a former defensive coach at Penn State, was convicted in 2012 of sexual abuse of 10 boys and is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence. He maintains his innocence.He should not have been the scapegoat, lawyer Elliot Strokoff said of McQueary, speaking to jurors.In closing arguments earlier Thursday, Penn State attorney Nancy Conrad emphasized McQueary had said he was damaged by public criticism that he did not to go to police or child welfare authorities when he saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a team shower in 2001. Instead he reported it the next day to then-head coach Joe Paterno.Mr. McQueary was not damaged by any action of the university, Conrad argued. Mr. McQueary, as he testified and as he recognized, if he was harmed, was harmed by national media and public opinion.McQueary testified he has not been able to find work, either in coachiing or elsewhere, but Conrad blamed that on an inadequate network of contacts and the lack of a national reputation. Nike Air Force 1 Just Do It Noir. McQueary was not allowed to coach in the schools first game after Paterno was fired, a home loss to Nebraska.That sends a very clear signal to those in your network that the university doesnt want you to be supported, Strokoff said. Stay away, youre a nonperson.Penn State has argued it put McQueary on leave out of safety concerns, as threats were fielded by the university.Strokoff said there was no evidence of multiple death threats against his client and called McQuearys treatment outrageous.Jurors awarded McQueary $1.15 million on the defamation claim and $1.15 million on the misrepresentation allegation that two administrators lied to him when they said they took his report of Sandusky seriously and would respond appropriately. They awarded $5 million in punitive damages.Conrad insisted the university did take steps to inform McQueary about the actions it was taking, which included telling Sandusky to stop bringing children into team facilities and meeting with Sandusky and an official from the childrens welfare charity he founded.No one told Mr. McQueary, You cannot go to the police, Conrad said.The defamation claim involved a statement issued by then-Penn State president Graham Spanier expressing support for the two administrators when they were charged with perjury for allegedly lying about what McQueary told them in the weeks after the 2001 incident.A state appeals court earlier this year dismissed the perjury charges against the administrators, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz. But Curley, Schultz and Spanier still await trial in Harrisburg on charges of failure to properly report suspected child abuse and endangering the welfare of children.Strokoff said Spaniers statement could have led people to conclude McQueary was a liar. ' ' '

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