C.J. Fair scored a career-high 21 points and Scoop Jardine added 17, including a dagger three-pointer with 1 minute, 11 seconds to play.
"I've done that a couple of times in my career," Neumann-Goretti graduate Jardine said with a wink. "It's doing what you know you should. I was driving all game so he was backing off me and I got some space and had the confidence to knock it in."
"He made a couple of big shots," Fair said.
The Orange (27-1, 14-1 Big East) have seven players averaging between 14.0 and 7.0 points.
Rutgers (12-15, 4-10) was led by Gilvydas Biruta, who matched his career high with 21 points.
In other games *
At Purdue, Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 7 Michigan State (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten) past Purdue (17-10, 7-7), 76-62. Robbie Hummel scored 24 points for Purdue.
* At Boston College, Seth Curry scored 18 points and No. 5 Duke (23-4, 10-2 ACC) cruised to a 75-50 win over Boston College (8-19, 3-10) behind a smothering defense.
* At Wisconsin, Josh Gasser scored 15 points and No. 15 Wisconsin (20-7, 9-5 Big ten) held off Penn State (12-16, 4-11), 65-55. Tim Frazier scored 20 points for the Nittany Lions.
* At Pittsburgh, Anthony Collins scored a career-high 22 points to lead South Florida (17-10, 10-4, Big East) to a 56-47 win over Pitt. The victory guaranteed a winning record in Big East play for the Bulls for the first time since joining the conference in 2005. J.J. Moore scored a career-high 21 points for the Panthers.
* At Iowa, Hawkeyes senior Matt Gaten scored a career-high 30 points and Iowa (14-13, 6-8 Big Ten) beat No. 18 Indiana (20-7, 8-7), 78-66. Freshman Cody Zeller had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana.
* At Georgia, John Jenkins scored 28 points and Vanderbilt (19-8, 8-4 SEC) overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Georgia (12-14, 3-9), 61-52. Vanderbilt's performance was in stark contrast to its last game, a 102-76 victory at Mississippi in which the Commodores' point total was their highest in an SEC road game since 1969.
In a women's game *
At Maryland, Tianna Hawkins scored 19 points and No. 8 Maryland (23-5, 10-4 ACC) defeated fifth-ranked Duke (22-4, 13-1), 63-61, ending the Blue Devils' bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The game drew a crowd of 15,150.