Rutgers’ Stringer wins 1,000th game

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Rutgers Scarlet Knights women’s basketball head C. Vivian Stringer picked up her 1,000th career win on Tuesday night. The Scarlet Knights defeated the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, 73-44, at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey.

She is now one of six college basketball coaches, who have 1,000 games in their career. She joins active coaches Tara VanDerveer at Stanford, Geno Auriemma at Connecticut and Sylvia Hatchell at North Carolina. The late Pat Summit also accomplished this feat at Tennessee.

Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer talks during a post-game press conference after defeating the South Florida Bulls
C. Vivian Stringer talks during a post-game press conference after defeating the South Florida Bulls (Getty Images)

Barbara Stevens also reached the mark at Division II Bentley. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is the one coach to do it in men’s college basketball.

Rutgers improved to 3-0 on the season. They have won all three games at home.

Central Connecticut State fell to 0-3 on the season. They are now 0-2 on the road.

Caitlin Jenkins led the Scarlet Knights with 14 points. She also had 12 rebounds, three steals, and one block.

Jenkins was one of three Rutgers players in double-figures. Stasha Carey added 12 points and Ciani Cryor had 10 points. 

The Scarlet Knights had 44 bench points. Jenkins led the bench with her 14 points.

Kiana Patterson led the Blue Devils with 25 points. She also had one assist.

She was the lone double-figure scorer for Central Connecticut State. The team had 11 bench points. Denisha Gardener led the bench with six points, four rebounds, and one steal.

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