Scores

Final

Rutgers 64

(8-13, 2-9 Big East)

Providence 81

(11-13, 1-9 Big East)

    3:00 PM ET, February 13, 2005

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    RUTG 22 4264
    PROV 37 4481

    Top Performers

    Rutgers: O. Bailey 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Providence: T. Kotti 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk

    Providence 81, Rutgers 64

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Ryan Gomes scored 22 points while Tuukka Kotti scored 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting to lead Providence to its first Big East win of the season, 81-64 over Rutgers on Sunday.

    Gomes scored 20 or more points for the 15th time this season while Donnie McGrath added 17 points, shooting 5-for-7 on 3-pointers, for the Friars (11-13, 1-9).

    Ollie Bailey led the Scarlet Knights (8-13, 2-9) with 15 points and seven rebounds while Ricky Shields and Quincy Douby each had 13.

    Shields hit his school-record 243rd career 3-pointer 9:13 into the first half, surpassing Geoff Billet. He went 3-for-9 on 3s, giving him 245. Billet had 242 from 1995-1999.

    The Friars opened a 48-28 lead on Kotti's three-point play with 16:44 to play, before Rutgers rallied with a 14-4 run, closing the gap to 10 on Shields' 3-pointer with 12:13 left.

    The Friars pushed it back to 59-46, but the Scarlet Knights cut it to 59-53 on Bailey's turnaround in the lane with just under eight minutes to play.

    Kotti, who also had a career-high 11 rebounds, then hit consecutive turnaround jumpers and Gomes nailed a 3-pointer and a short jumper during a 9-2 run as Providence pulled away.

    The Friars, who held Rutgers to its second-lowest scoring half of the season, led 37-22 at halftime. Providence shot 57 percent (16-of-28) in the first half, while the Scarlet Knights hit just 33 percent (10-of-30).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RUTG
    PROV
    Points 64 81
    FG Made-Attempted 26-60 (.433) 33-59 (.559)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 10-20 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 5-6 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

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