Boxscore
Rutgers 77, Seton Hall 72
Saturday, February 25, 2012 5:00 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - Jeff Clark, Sean Corbin, John Gaffney
Attendance - 10945

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
Rutgers 28 37 12 77
Seton Hall 32 33 7 72

Recap


SETON HALL 77, RUTGERS 72 (OT):
Jerome Seagears’ baseline 3-pointer with 17 seconds left in overtime lifted the visiting Scarlet Knights.

Seagears finished with 16 points and six assists and Dane Miller had a game-high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting for Rutgers (13-16, 5-11 Big East), which snapped a six-game losing streak.

Seton Hall (19-10, 8-9 Big East) saw its chances of advancing to the NCAA Tournament take a devastating blow. With a win, the Pirates would have moved a game above .500 in Big East play with a game left.

Now they’ll need to earn a victory at DePaul on Saturday to finish 9-9 in conference play. No Big East team since the 1994-95 Pirates has finished below .500 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Seton Hall, which fell behind early in overtime and never led, had a chance to tie the game on its final possession. However, Jordan Theodore’s 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left rimmed out, and Rutgers put the game away from the free throw line.

Theodore finished with a team-high 17 points and nine assists for the Pirates, who lost for the second time in three games. Herb Pope had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Fuquan Edwin added 13.

Aaron Cosby had 12 points and Patrik Auda came off the bench to score 10 for Seton Hall.

Rutgers, which trailed 32-28 at the half, took a 65-62 lead with 1:28 left in regulation on Gilvydas Biruta’s dunk before Theodore made 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch to send the game to overtime.

Eli Carter had 17 points and Biruta added 16 for the Scarlet Knights, who shot 52.7 percent and held a 29-27 advantage on the boards.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Seton Hall fell to 35-27 in the all-time series. … Theodore needs one assist to break the school record for a season (197). … Rutgers won a road conference game for only the second time in nine games this season. … Seton Hall shot 8-of-22 from 3-point range.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gilvydas Biruta 33:00 5-7 1-2 5-5 1 6 7 1 4 1 4 0 16
Eli Carter 39:00 7-13 3-4 0-0 0 2 2 3 3 1 3 0 17
Myles Mack 34:00 1-7 1-4 0-1 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 3
Dane Miller 39:00 8-14 2-2 3-4 2 8 10 4 0 0 0 3 21
Jerome Seagears 36:00 6-9 3-3 1-2 3 1 4 6 3 1 1 0 16
Derrick Randall 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 2
Mike Poole 25:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 3 3 1 2 0 0
Kadeem Jack 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Austin Johnson 10:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 2
Malick Kone 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 29-55 10-15 9-12 9 20 29 17 20 5 15 5 77
  52.7% 66.7% 75.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 15

Seton Hall Pirates

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Aaron Cosby 42:00 4-10 4-8 0-0 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 12
Fuquan Edwin 41:00 6-13 0-4 1-2 1 1 2 0 4 7 2 1 13
Herb Pope 40:00 4-9 1-2 5-8 5 7 12 0 5 0 2 1 14
Jordan Theodore 43:00 4-14 2-7 7-8 0 0 0 9 1 3 1 0 17
Patrik Auda 31:00 3-3 1-1 3-4 2 4 6 2 1 0 3 0 10
Haralds Karlis 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Mobley 19:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 0 6
Freddie Wilson 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0
Peter Dill 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 24-53 8-22 16-22 10 17 27 18 18 10 11 2 72
  45.3% 36.4% 72.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11
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