Scores

Final

West Virginia 74

(19-8, 8-6 Big East)

Rutgers 56

(10-17, 1-13 Big East)

    3:00 PM ET, February 22, 2009

    Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    WVU 37 3774
    RUTG 25 3156

    Top Performers

    West Virginia: D. Ebanks 14 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Rutgers: G. Echenique 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    West Virginia 74, Rutgers 56

    Associated Press

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Devin Ebanks had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists as West Virginia beat Rutgers 74-56 on Sunday.

    Da'Sean Butler, Wellington Smith and Alex Ruoff each had 12 points and Kevin Jones added 10 for the Mountaineers (19-8, 8-6 Big East Conference), who won their third straight and fourth in five games. Rutgers (10-17, 1-13), which lost for the 14th time in 15 games, got 15 points from Mike Rosario and 11 from Gregory Echenique, who also pulled down seven rebounds.

    The Mountaineers were in command from the start, taking early leads of 23-7 and 27-11 and leading 37-25 at the break.

    Rutgers tried to rally in the second half, eventually cutting the lead to 52-48. But West Virginia sealed the win with an 11-1 run late in the game.

    West Virginia also won the battle of the boards, outrebounding Rutgers 39-30.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WVU
    RUTG
    Points 74 56
    FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 22-53 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-23 (.565) 7-11 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 2

    2008-09 Season

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