Scores

Final

Rutgers 72

(7-7, 0-1 Big East)

Seton Hall 77

(9-4, 1-0 Big East)

    7:30 PM ET, January 3, 2007

    IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    RUTG 33 3972
    HALL 36 4177

    Top Performers

    Rutgers: J. Inman 18 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Seton Hall: B. Laing 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Seton Hall 77, Rutgers 72

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Brian Laing and Eugene Harvey scored 21 points each and Seton Hall recovered after blowing an 18-point lead to hold off Rutgers 77-72 Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.

    Harvey fueled a late run that helped the Pirates (9-4) pull away in the final minutes. He also sank two free throws with 4.3 seconds left and Seton Hall leading 75-72.

    J.R. Inman led Rutgers (7-7) with 18 points and Anthony Farmer added 17.

    The game marked the Big East debuts of Seton Hall's Bobby Gonzalez and Rutgers' Fred Hill, both of whom were hired last spring. Gonzalez left Manhattan to replace Louis Orr, who was fired in March, and Hill, a longtime assistant who had been at Rutgers for one season, took over when Gary Waters was bought out of the remaining four years of his contract.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RUTG
    HALL
    Points 72 77
    FG Made-Attempted 26-55 (.473) 25-62 (.403)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-19 (.842) 20-26 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 18

    2006-07 Season

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