Rutgers 76, DePaul 57

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - Jeff Anderson, Roger Ayers, Gene Steratore
Attendance - 20057

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
DePaul 31 26 57
Rutgers 32 44 76

Recap


Rutgers 76, DePaul 57: Wally Judge hit all nine of his field-goal attempts – tying a Big East tournament record – as the Scarlet Knights shot a season-high 61.1  percent from the field to defeat the Blue Demons in the first round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden.
 
Judge posted his third double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds while Myles Mack added 19 points for Rutgers (15-15), which outscored DePaul 48-28 inside the paint and will play Notre Dame in the second round Wednesday.
 
Cleveland Melvin scored 25 points while Brandon Young tallied 15 for DePaul (11-21).
 
The Scarlet Knights, who shot 60.9 percent but committed 12 turnovers in the first half, continued their torrid shooting and began to pull away early in the second once they solved their ball-handling woes. Rutgers hit nine consecutive shots – seven of which came after Young knotted the game with a three-point play at 36 – during a 16-3 spurt.
 
DePaul managed to crawl within 58-50 on a layup from Melvin with 8:47 remaining, but Judge and Mack combined to score eight of the Scarlet Knights’ next 11 points while the Blue Demons missed four of their next five shots and committed four turnovers. Jerome Seagears’ 3-pointer with 2:54 left capped a 14-4 run and left Rutgers with a 72-54 cushion.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Judge’s 9-for-9 effort from the field matched Boston College’s Craig Smith (2005) and Villanova’s Ricky Wright (2001) for the best in tournament history. … DePaul allowed four of its last seven opponents to shoot better than 60 percent. … Judge’s double-double was his first since he opened the season with two against Saint Peter’s and Sacred Heart.

DePaul Blue Demons

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Donnavan Kirk 22:00 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 2
Cleveland Melvin 30:00 10-16 1-3 4-4 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 25
Brandon Young 29:00 6-15 1-5 2-3 2 2 4 4 1 1 2 0 15
Charles McKinney 23:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 3 2 2 0 2
Worrel Clahar 32:00 3-5 1-2 2-3 0 3 3 3 3 1 3 0 9
Derrell Robertson Jr. 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Jamee Crockett 24:00 0-5 0-4 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 2
Montray Clemons 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Moses Morgan 8:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2
Durrell McDonald 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jodan Price 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peter Ryckbosch 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stuart Pirri 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edwind McGhee 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cory Dolins 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-53 3-18 10-12 6 14 20 12 11 6 12 3 57
  41.5% 16.7% 83.3% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 12

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Austin Johnson 12:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 4
Mike Poole 22:00 4-7 0-1 0-1 2 0 2 1 2 0 2 0 8
Myles Mack 36:00 8-15 3-5 0-0 1 3 4 4 2 3 2 0 19
Jerome Seagears 35:00 5-9 3-5 2-2 0 7 7 4 0 1 1 0 15
Wally Judge 28:00 9-9 0-0 2-4 3 7 10 1 3 0 3 2 20
Derrick Randall 12:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 4
Dane Miller 26:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 4 4 1 2 2 0
Kadeem Jack 20:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 1 4
Malick Kone 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0
Vincent Garrett 1:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Logan Kelley 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 33-54 6-11 4-7 7 27 34 15 18 7 14 5 76
  61.1% 54.5% 57.1% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 14