Rutgers 67, Pittsburgh 62

Saturday, January 5, 2013 11:00 AM
Location - Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
Officials - Jim Burr, Wally Rutecki, Michael Stephens
Attendance - 5081

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Pittsburgh 25 37 62
Rutgers 39 28 67

Recap

Rutgers 67, No. 22 Pittsburgh 62: Eli Carter came off the bench to score a game-high 23 points as the Scarlet Knights survived a sloppy second-half performance to edge the visiting Panthers.

Pittsburgh cut a 14-point deficit to 55-53 with 3:20 remaining before Rutgers (10-3, 1-1 Big East) scored the next six points – four by Carter. Myles Mack added 11 points for the Scarlet Knights, who had 12 of their 18 turnovers in the second half.

J.J. Moore scored 14 points and Tray Woodall added 11 and eight assists for the Panthers (12-3, 0-2), who pulled within 64-59 with 17.3 seconds left. Jerome Seagears answered with a pair of free throws to seal Pittsburgh’s second straight defeat.

Rutgers scored 19 of the game’s first 24 points and weathered a rally by the Panthers before settling for a 39-25 lead at halftime. Carter scored 14 points and Mack had nine to lead the Scarlet Knights, who were 6-of-10 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes and missed all four attempts in the second half.

Pittsburgh leading scorer Talib Zanna, who did not score in the first half, had seven of his nine points during a 9-0 run to start the second half. Rutgers, which finished 17-of-20 at the free-throw line, turned the ball over six times in its first eight possessions after the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Scarlet Knights improved to 7-1 at home and snapped Pittsburgh’s six-game win streak at the Rutgers Athletic Center. … Panthers F Lamar Patterson, who had averaged 12.2 points the previous 10 games, was 0-of-4 from 3-point range and scored five points. … Woodall’s eight assists gives him 500 for his career.
 

Pittsburgh Panthers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Steven Adams 28:00 4-6 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 2 0 0 8
Tray Woodall 34:00 3-11 3-9 2-2 0 1 1 8 0 2 1 0 11
Lamar Patterson 25:00 2-6 0-4 1-4 1 2 3 2 3 2 2 0 5
Talib Zanna 20:00 4-8 0-0 1-1 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 9
Cameron Wright 15:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0
James Robinson 25:00 1-6 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 5 1 0 2 0 4
Trey Zeigler 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
J.J. Moore 22:00 4-8 3-6 3-4 3 1 4 0 3 1 1 0 14
Durand Johnson 15:00 2-6 2-4 2-2 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 8
Dante Taylor 10:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 3 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 200 21-56 8-26 12-17 10 11 21 16 23 7 9 0 62
  37.5% 30.8% 70.6% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 9

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Myles Mack 31:00 4-7 2-4 1-1 0 5 5 3 1 2 0 0 11
Dane Miller 27:00 2-3 1-1 4-4 2 4 6 1 1 0 3 1 9
Austin Johnson 21:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 5 5 1 3 1 1 1 2
Wally Judge 32:00 4-6 0-0 0-1 3 2 5 0 3 2 5 1 8
Jerome Seagears 28:00 2-3 1-1 2-2 1 3 4 6 0 0 2 0 7
Eli Carter 24:00 6-14 2-8 9-10 0 1 1 1 2 2 5 0 23
Kadeem Jack 14:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 0 1 1 2
Mike Poole 18:00 2-3 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 5
Derrick Randall 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Malick Kone 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-43 6-14 17-20 7 24 31 13 18 7 17 5 67
  51.2% 42.9% 85.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 17