Scores

Final

Providence 73

(18-11, 10-7 Big East)

Rutgers 66

(10-19, 1-15 Big East)

    2:00 PM ET, March 1, 2009

    Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    PROV 33 4073
    RUTG 26 4066

    Top Performers

    Providence: W. Efejuku 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    Rutgers: G. Echenique 14 Pts, 16 Reb, 5 Stl, 7 Blk

    Providence 73, Rutgers 66

    Associated Press

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Weyinmi Efejuku had 28 points and Providence survived a late Rutgers rally run to beat the Scarlet Knights 73-66 on Sunday.

    The Friars (18-11, 10-7 Big East), playing for the first time since they beat No. 1 Pittsburgh on Tuesday, built a 19-point second-half lead before seeing it almost evaporate when Rutgers rallied with a 16-0 run.

    But Jeff Xavier's 3-pointer with 2:41 left stopped the spurt, and he added two free throws in the ensuing trip to give the Friars a 67-59 cushion. Xavier finished with 13 points for Providence, which won for the fourth time in six outings.

    Rutgers (10-19, 1-15), which lost its seventh straight game, was led by Gregory Echenique, who finished with 14 points, 16 rebounds, seven blocks and five steals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PROV
    RUTG
    Points 73 66
    FG Made-Attempted 24-51 (.471) 27-66 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-25 (.800) 8-8 (1.000)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 2

    2008-09 Season

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