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Rutgers Cliff Omoruyi collected his 800th career rebound in a win over Indiana

Rutgers basketball center Cliff Omoruyi collected his 800th career rebound in a 66-57 victory over Indiana, the Wednesday win continuing a stretch of dominance for the Scarlet Knights over their Big Ten rival.

Omoruyi is part of a select group of Rutgers player ever to reach 800 career rebounds, moving past Gene Armstead for sole possession of seventh place on Rutgers’s leaderboard.

Against Indiana, the Scarlet Knights tied a season-high 51 team rebounds, tying the most in a Big Ten regulation game. Omoruyi led the way for the Scarlet Knights on the boards, recording 11 rebounds in a winning effort.

He would finish Tuesday’s game with five points, 11 rebounds, five blocks, one steal, and one assist. Omoruyi’s five recorded blocks were the third most of the season, registering multiple blocks in 12 of 15 games this season.

Omoruyi has started 15 games for the Scarlet Knights this season, averaging 10.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He has registered 155 points, 136 total rebounds, 52 blocks, and nine assists, averaging 27.6 minutes per game this season.

The Benin City, Nigeria native is coming off a 2022-23 season where he recorded 72 blocks, ranking 15th in the nation, and 325 rebounds, tying for 17th in the country, as he continues to play at a high level for the Scarlet Knights this season.

 

 

Rutgers basketball got a big win on Tuesday night over Indiana.
Rutgers basketball got a big win on Tuesday night over Indiana.

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Rutgers basketball got a big win over Indiana on Tuesday in Big Ten basketball action.
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