April Sykes had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Khadijah Rushdan scored 16 points and Rutgers (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) beat South Florida 72-66 on Saturday night.
South Florida 59, Rutgers 56
Matee Ajavon scored 14 points and Epiphanny Prince and Myia McCurdy added 10 apiece Saturday night as fifth-ranked Rutgers rebounded from a controversial loss to beat South Florida 71-50.
Pondexter scored a career-high 40 points, including a clutch jumper with 8 seconds left, and Rutgers rallied to beat South Florida 66-65 on Wednesday night.