Boxscore
Rutgers 81, Iona 73
Saturday, December 8, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - Wally Rutecki, Doug Shows, Michael Stephens
Attendance - 10003

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Iona 23 50 73
Rutgers 35 46 81

Recap


Rutgers 81, Iona 73:
Myles Mack scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting as the Scarlet Knights nearly blew a 22-point second half lead before holding on for their fifth win in the last six games at the MSG Holiday Festival.

After a Dane Miller three-point play pushed Rutgers' lead to 64-42 with 10:31 left, the Gaels came rallying back. Two A.J. English free throws capped a 27-6 run as Iona cut its deficit to 70-69 with 2:31 left before a Mack three-point play and four Miller points sealed the Scarlet Knights' victory.

Mike Poole finished with 18 points for Rutgers (5-2), while Miller (13), Eli Carter (12) and Wally Judge (10) also scored in double figures. The Scarlet Knights shot 48.4 percent from the field and 37.5 percent (6-for-16) from 3-point range.
 
Trailing 16-15 with 7:18 left in the first half, Mack and Judge hit back-to-back jumpers before Poole scored eight straight on a jumper and two 3-pointers as Rutgers pushed its lead all the way to 34-18 with 1:52 to go in the half. A Sean Armand 3-pointer keyed a 5-1 Iona run as the Gaels (3-4) pulled within 35-23 at the break.

After Rutgers built its lead up to a game-high 22, Armand scored seven points to lead Iona's comeback. Armand finished with 20 points while Lamont Jones scored a game-high 26 before fouling out with 11 seconds left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Iona was 18-for-18 from the foul line. ... Rutgers improved to 3-1 all-time against the Gaels and 10-9 in the event. ... Curtis Dennis scored 12 points for Iona on 3-of-5 3-point shooting.

 

Iona Gaels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sean Armand 39:00 7-14 2-9 1-1 3 4 7 2 3 2 5 0 17
Curtis Dennis 22:00 4-8 3-5 1-1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 12
Shawn Jackson 13:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 2 3 1 1 0
Lamont Jones 35:00 6-17 0-4 14-14 0 1 1 3 4 2 6 0 26
Taaj Ridley 21:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 5 0 2 0 4
Tavon Sledge 21:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 2 2 0 0
Tre Bowman 13:00 0-5 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
A.J. English 20:00 2-5 2-3 2-2 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 8
DaShawn Gomez 10:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Nyandigisi Moikobu 6:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 200 24-63 7-25 18-18 6 17 23 13 19 10 18 1 73
  38.1% 28.0% 100.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 18

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Eli Carter 35:00 4-12 2-6 2-4 0 2 2 3 2 0 5 0 12
Kadeem Jack 13:00 2-6 0-0 3-4 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 7
Austin Johnson 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0
Malick Kone 20:00 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 2
Myles Mack 29:00 7-11 2-4 3-3 2 5 7 3 4 2 2 0 19
Dane Miller 29:00 5-11 0-2 3-3 4 9 13 1 1 1 6 1 13
Mike Poole 18:00 7-9 2-2 2-2 2 5 7 3 2 1 4 1 18
Jerome Seagears 24:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 1 3 0 0
Wally Judge 24:00 4-6 0-0 2-5 4 2 6 2 3 0 0 2 10
Derrick Randall 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 30-62 6-16 15-21 15 29 44 17 18 8 24 5 81
  48.4% 37.5% 71.4% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 24