No. 24 Rutgers never trails, defeats Hofstra by 14

Jacob Young scored 17 points to lead a balanced attack Sunday afternoon as No. 24 Rutgers never trailed in a methodical 70-56 win over visiting Hofstra in New Brunswick, N.J.Montez Mathis (14 points) and Ron Harper Jr. (15 points) also reached double figures for Rutgers (3-0), which has beaten a trio of local opponents by a combined 58 points since Wednesday. Harper added nine rebounds.All nine players scored for the Scarlet Knights, who were ranked in the preseason for the first time since 1978-79.Paul Mulcahy flirted with a unique double-double by finishing with nine rebounds and seven assists. Myles Johnson had five blocks and nine rebounds.Jalen Ray scored 22 points for Hofstra, which played its season opener. Isaac Kante pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds and Kvonn Cramer scored eight points in his collegiate debut for the Pride, which won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament last season and is favored to win the league again this year.