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Rutgers sweeps battle of 700s

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer is getting the hang of being in the 700-win club.

For the second straight game, Stringer beat a fellow member of the prestigious group she joined last month. Rutgers used a game-ending 13-0 run to upset No. 4 Texas 51-47 Sunday, snapping the Longhorns' 41-game home winning streak.

The No. 24 Scarlet Knights overcame an 18-point deficit and held Texas scoreless in the final 8{ minutes. Freshman Matee Ajavon scored 12 of her game-high 16 in the second half for Rutgers, which gave Stringer her 703rd career win.

Stringer, Texas' Jody Conradt, former LSU coach Sue Gunter and Tennessee's Pat Summitt are the only women's coaches to amass 700 wins. Wednesday, Rutgers knocked off Tennessee 65-61.

"It feels good any time you beat Texas and Tennessee," Stringer said. "Wins over those great coaches are very special."

Texas led 40-22 early in the second half before Rutgers rallied. Ajavon's three jumpers helped cut Texas' lead to 45-38 with 9:20 left.

Heather Schreiber countered with a layup to give the Longhorns a 47-38 lead with 8:30 left, but those were their last points of the game.

Ajavon's two baskets gave Rutgers a 49-47 lead, and Essence Carsons' jumper with 12 seconds left helped seal the win.

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