Boxscore
Notre Dame 76, Rutgers 69
Sunday, February 6, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana
Officials - James Breeding, Karl Hess, Joe Lindsay
Attendance - 8139

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Rutgers 33 36 69
Notre Dame 37 39 76

Recap


Ben Hansbrough scored 25 points, helping No. 8 Notre Dame remain perfect at home with a 76-69 victory over a stubborn Rutgers squad on Sunday afternoon.

The Fighting Irish (19-4, 8-3 Big East) gave up the first basket of the game but never trailed again. Rutgers (12-11, 3-8) stayed within striking distance throughout, cutting an 11-point deficit to three, 70-67, with 59 seconds remaining, but Hansbrough made six straight foul shots in the closing moments to seal it for Notre Dame.

Rutgers fell short despite outscoring the Fighting Irish from 3-point range and committing just seven turnovers. The difference came at the foul line, where Notre Dame made 27-of-34 attempts and the Scarlet Knights hit just 8 of 12. The Irish were in the bonus for the final 16:02 of the second half.

Scott Martin added 14 points for Notre Dame, while Jonathan Mitchell paced the Scarlet Knights with a career-high 24 points.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jonathan Mitchell 30:00 9-14 5-8 1-1 1 6 7 3 2 1 0 0 24
Mike Coburn 34:00 4-13 0-5 1-3 1 1 2 5 2 2 1 0 9
James Beatty 34:00 1-5 1-5 0-0 1 1 2 4 4 3 1 0 3
Dane Miller 28:00 5-13 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 2 2 0 1 1 11
Gilvydas Biruta 21:00 3-4 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 1 5 2 2 0 8
Austin Johnson 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 0
Mike Poole 21:00 2-6 0-0 2-2 1 5 6 0 3 0 1 1 6
Robert Lumpkins 18:00 2-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
Austin Carroll 8:00 1-1 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 4
TOTAL 200 27-62 7-20 8-12 7 22 29 16 26 9 7 2 69
  43.5% 35.0% 66.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 7

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tyrone Nash 31:00 2-6 0-0 4-6 0 5 5 0 5 0 1 0 8
Carleton Scott 34:00 4-6 2-2 2-2 3 8 11 0 2 1 0 3 12
Ben Hansbrough 39:00 6-15 2-8 11-13 1 5 6 5 0 1 4 0 25
Scott Martin 34:00 3-6 0-1 8-9 1 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 14
Tim Abromaitis 33:00 4-8 1-4 1-2 1 7 8 1 1 0 2 0 10
Eric Atkins 23:00 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 6 3 2 1 0 5
Jack Cooley 4:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Joey Brooks 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-47 5-15 27-34 7 28 35 15 13 4 9 4 76
  46.8% 33.3% 79.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9
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