PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Nigel Johnson equaled a career high with 20 points as Rutgers defeated Niagara 78-65 on Sunday in the Scarlet Knight Showcase.
Mike Williams added 12 points off the bench for the Scarlet Knights, who are 4-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season. CJ Gettys added eight points and eight rebounds.
Matt Scott had 30 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Purple Eagles, who are 0-4 for the first time since starting with six straight losses in the 1989-90 season. Kahlil Dukes had 12 points and Marvin Prochet 11.
With Rutgers trailing 42-41, Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 14:32 remaining for the third and final lead change. The Knights scored 16 straight for a 57-42 lead, and opened their biggest advantage at 70-51.
Rutgers has won four straight for the first time since 2012-13 when it won five in a row in December.