Boxscore
Rutgers 61, Cincinnati 54
Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
Officials - Bill McCarthy, Ed Corbett, Mike Stuart
Attendance - 7693

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Cincinnati 23 31 54
Rutgers 27 34 61

Recap


Freshman Eli Carter scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the second half - including four 3-pointers - as Rutgers held off visiting Cincinnati 61-54 on Saturday.
 
Rutgers (12-10, 4-5 Big East) led by three before going on a 7-0 run, capped by a Carter 3-pointer, to take a 52-42 lead with 4:39 remaining. Cincinnati crept back within four, but could not get closer.
 
Dane Miller recorded 10 points, 12 rebounds and four assists for Rutgers and Myles Mack chipped in with 10 points.

The Scarlet Knights, who snapped a five-game losing streak against Cincinnati, were 5 for 8 from 3-point range in the second half after missing all six attempts in the first half.
 
Dion Dixon registered 17 points and Yancy Gates added 16 for Cincinnati (15-7, 5-4), which has lost three straight. The Bearcats scored the first seven points of the second half to take a 30-27 lead, but Rutgers responded with a 9-0 run and never trailed again.
 
Rutgers led by as many as eight in the opening 20 minutes, but settled for a 27-23 halftime advantage. The Scarlet Knights held Cincinnati to 30 percent shooting and scored 20 points in the paint in the first half, led by Miller’s four points and nine rebounds.

Cincinnati Bearcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dion Dixon 38:00 6-10 3-5 2-4 2 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 17
Yancy Gates 31:00 7-11 0-0 2-3 3 5 8 1 2 0 0 0 16
Justin Jackson 17:00 0-3 0-0 0-2 1 2 3 2 4 2 2 1 0
Sean Kilpatrick 33:00 4-12 3-8 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 11
Cashmere Wright 34:00 1-7 1-2 0-0 1 3 4 6 4 1 2 0 3
Jaquon Parker 21:00 2-8 0-3 3-4 0 3 3 1 4 1 3 0 7
Cheikh Mbodj 15:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 4 3 7 1 1 1 0 2 0
Ge'Lawn Guyn 7:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0
Jermaine Sanders 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jeremiah Davis 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-56 7-20 7-13 12 19 31 11 18 8 14 3 54
  35.7% 35.0% 53.8% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 14

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gilvydas Biruta 26:00 3-7 0-0 1-2 3 2 5 3 2 1 1 0 7
Eli Carter 31:00 6-12 4-7 1-3 1 3 4 2 1 1 2 0 17
Dane Miller 31:00 5-11 0-2 0-0 3 9 12 4 0 0 3 2 10
Derrick Randall 19:00 3-3 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 8
Jerome Seagears 23:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 0 2
Myles Mack 28:00 2-4 1-3 5-8 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 10
Mike Poole 21:00 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 2 0 2
Austin Johnson 21:00 1-3 0-0 3-4 1 3 4 0 4 0 1 0 5
TOTAL 200 22-48 5-14 12-19 10 22 32 17 12 7 12 2 61
  45.8% 35.7% 63.2% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 12
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