Scores

Final

Notre Dame 70

(10-7, 4-3 Big East)

Rutgers 81

(12-6, 4-4 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, January 31, 2004

    Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    ND 38 3270
    RUTG 34 4781

    Rutgers 81, Notre Dame 70

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Freshman Quincy Douby came off the bench for a career-high 24 points and Herve Lamizana added 22 points and 12 rebounds as Rutgers defeated Notre Dame 81-70 on Saturday.

    Rutgers (12-6, 4-4 Big East) won its third straight game and defeated Notre Dame (10-7, 4-3) for the third time in four meetings.

    Trailing 38-34 at halftime, Rutgers went on a 26-6 run over the first 10:54 of the second half, forcing the Irish into 1-for-12 shooting and five turnovers during that span.

    Lamizana, Douby and Marquis Webb each had seven points in the run as Rutgers opened a 60-44 advantage.

    Notre Dame pulled to within 65-57 with 5:04 remaining before Ricky Shields' three-pointer started the Knights on an 11-2 run that gave Rutgers its biggest lead, 76-59, with 2:58 remaining.

    Torin Francis had 23 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for Notre Dame, while Chris Quinn had 19 points.

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