Scores

Final

Rutgers 73

(8-11, 0-6 Big East)

DePaul 75

(8-9, 4-2 Big East)

    2:00 PM ET, January 19, 2008

    Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

    1 2 T
    RUTG 42 3173
    DEP 35 4075

    Top Performers

    Rutgers: J. Inman 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Blk

    DePaul: D. Burns 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    DePaul 75, Rutgers 73

    Associated Press

    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Draelon Burns scored 20 points and freshman Dar Tucker scored all 12 of his points in the second half to lead DePaul to a 75-73 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.

    JR Inman's 3-pointer put Rutgers up 69-66 with 3:35 left, but DePaul responded by scoring the next seven. Burns made a pair of free throws, Tucker hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key and Mac Koshwal made two free throws to give DePaul a 73-69 lead with 2:12 left.

    The Blue Demons never trailed again.

    Jaron Griffin's basket got the Scarlet Knights within 73-71 with 1:43 left, but Tucker made 1-of-2 free throws and Rutgers center Hamady Ndiaye missed the front end of a 1-in-1.

    Koshwal scored 18 points for DePaul (8-9, 4-2 Big East).

    Rutgers (8-11, 0-6 Big East) lost its sixth straight game.

    Inman finished with 22 points and eight rebounds and Anthony Farmer added 17 points.

    Tied at 18, Rutgers outscored DePaul 16-2 midway through the first half to take a 34-20 lead on Corey Chandler's basket. Mike Coburn's 3-pointer extended Rutgers lead to 37-22 with 6:17 left in the half. DePaul was able to cut the Rutgers lead to 45-32 at the half on back-to-back baskets from Matija Poscic. Poscic finished with 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RUTG
    DEP
    Points 73 75
    FG Made-Attempted 29-47 (.617) 31-61 (.508)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 9-13 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 4

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