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Rutgers 81, Notre Dame 70

1/31/2004

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.