Boxscore
Rutgers 65, Notre Dame 58
Monday, January 16, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
Officials - Ed Corbett, Jamie Luckie, Michael Stephens
Attendance - 6334

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Notre Dame 31 27 58
Rutgers 39 26 65

Recap


Eli Carter paced a balanced effort with 13 points as Rutgers pulled out a 65-58 victory over Notre Dame in Piscataway, N.J.

The Scarlet Knights (11-8, 3-3 Big East) got off to a hot start, shooting 56 percent in the first half to take a 37-28 advantage into the break, and they were able to hold it down the stretch.

The Fighting Irish (11-8, 3-3) closed the gap to two early in the second half and were still within four, 61-57, in the final minute, but poor foul shooting doomed the comeback bid. Notre Dame missed seven of its first nine free throws and finished the night just 5-for-13 from the line.

Both teams cooled off in the second half, with the visitors shooting 39 percent (11-for-28) after the intermission and Rutgers faring even worse at 33 percent (9-for-27).

Timely baskets helped the Scarlet Knights maintain the lead, however, including a 3-pointer by Carter that made it 61-53 with 5:12 to go. Notre Dame made just one field goal the rest of the way.

Eric Atkins led all scorers with 15 points for the Fighting Irish. Five players finished with at least nine points for Rutgers, including 10 each by Jerome Seagears and Austin Johnson.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Eric Atkins 40:00 4-14 3-7 4-6 0 2 2 5 0 1 2 0 15
Joey Brooks 9:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 3
Jack Cooley 32:00 4-5 0-0 1-3 4 5 9 0 3 1 2 0 9
Jerian Grant 34:00 4-10 1-3 0-1 2 1 3 7 3 2 3 0 9
Scott Martin 40:00 5-9 1-2 0-1 1 5 6 1 2 1 2 1 11
Alex Dragicevich 11:00 2-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
Mike Broghammer 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Pat Connaughton 29:00 3-8 1-6 0-0 1 4 5 0 4 0 0 1 7
Tom Knight 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-52 7-20 5-13 9 20 29 13 14 5 11 4 58
  44.2% 35.0% 38.5% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dane Miller 32:00 2-4 0-1 1-2 2 6 8 2 0 3 2 4 5
Derrick Randall 13:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 4
Gilvydas Biruta 16:00 2-7 0-1 5-6 1 4 5 2 4 0 3 0 9
Eli Carter 37:00 5-14 3-6 0-2 0 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 13
Jerome Seagears 28:00 2-8 2-3 4-4 2 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 10
Austin Johnson 25:00 5-9 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 10
Myles Mack 25:00 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 0 2 0 5
Mike Poole 22:00 4-6 1-2 0-0 2 3 5 0 4 1 1 0 9
Kadeem Jack 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-55 7-15 10-14 9 21 30 14 19 5 10 4 65
  43.6% 46.7% 71.4% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 10
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