Scores

Final

Rutgers 50

(8-8, 0-3 Big East)

Providence 76

(10-5, 1-2 Big East)

    7:30 PM ET, January 9, 2008

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    RUTG 34 1650
    PROV 35 4176

    Top Performers

    Rutgers: J. Inman 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl

    Providence: B. McKenzie 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

    Providence 76, Rutgers 50

    Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Brian McKenzie scored a career-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting as Providence raced to an easy 76-50 victory over Rutgers for its first league win Wednesday night.

    Geoff McDermott scored seven points and added game-high totals of eight rebounds and eight assists for the Friars (10-5, 1-2 Big East).

    JR Inman was high scorer for Rutgers (8-8, 0-3 Big East) with 11 points as the Scarlet Knights dropped their third game in a row.

    The Friars held the Scarlet Knights to just two field goals on 20 attempts in the second half. Rutgers shot just 32 percent for the game on 14-of-44 shooting.

    Providence also outscored Rutgers in the paint, 44-14. They scored 23 points off 18 Rutgers turnovers.

    The first half featured five lead changes and one tie. An Inman layup put Rutgers ahead, 16-9, then Providence regained the lead, 17-16 on two McDermott free throws.

    Providence led 35-34 at the half and continued to surge ahead with Rutgers unable to make a field goal for almost 12 minutes during one stretch.

    A McKenzie drive put Providence ahead, 76-46 with 3:31 to go.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RUTG
    PROV
    Points 50 76
    FG Made-Attempted 14-44 (.318) 29-61 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-27 (.667) 14-21 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 30

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