CORAL GABLES, FL - Darius Rice overcame a rough first half to score 23 points and lead Miami to a 73-63 win over Rutgers on Wednesday night." />
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Rutgers Falls at Miami, 73-63
  • Posted on January 21, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • CORAL GABLES, FL - In a matchup of two BIG EAST teams that have not met in nearly two years, the Miami Hurricanes pulled out a 73-63 victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Wednesday night at the Convocation Center in Coral Gables, FL. With the loss, the Scarlet Knights drop to 9-6 and 1-4 in BIG EAST play, while the Hurricanes improve to 13-5 and 3-1 in league competition.

    Junior guard Ricky Shields (Upper Marlboro, MD) collected 19 points with a career-high six three-pointers for RU. He connected on 6-of-10 (.600) shots from three-point range, as the Scarlet Knights shot 11-of-18 (.611) from beyond the arc as a team.

    Miami’s Darius Rice overcame a rough first half to score 23 points to lead the Hurricanes.

    Against a suffocating Rutgers defense, Rice had just three points on 0-for-5 shooting as Miami entered halftime with a 29-27 lead. Guillermo Diaz and Robert Hite added 14 points apiece for Miami.

    Freshman guard Quincy Douby (Brooklyn, NY) chipped in with 11 points for the Scarlet Knights.

    Rice scored 12 of Miami's first 17 points after the half as the Hurricanes built a 46-36 lead. Rutgers used superb three-point shooting to close to within 50-47 before Rice scored eight of Miami's next 10 points to give the Hurricanes to a 60-52 lead with 6:54 remaining. The Scarlet Knights never got closer than six points after that.

    Despite the loss, Rutgers out-rebounded Miami, 32-31, tonight, marking the 10th time in 15 games the Scarlet Knights have out-rebounded their opponent.

    Miami and Rutgers last met two seasons ago with the Scarlet Knights taking a 64-61 victory over the Hurricanes at the Louis Brown Athletic Center on Feb. 17, 2002.

    Rutgers returns home to face St. John’s on Saturday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center at 4 p.m.

    POSTGAME NOTES

    CLEANING THE GLASS
    Rutgers out-rebounded Miami, 32-31, on Wednesday, marking the 10th time in 15 games this season, the Scarlet Knights have out-rebounded their opponent.

    SHIELDS SHINES FROM DOWNTOWN
    Junior Ricky Shields registered a career-high six three-pointers on Wednesday. He connected on a 6-of-10 (.611) three-point shots and added a free throw for a team-high 19 points.

    SCARLET KNIGHTS SIZZLE FROM BEYOND THE ARC
    Rutgers shot a season-high 11-for-18 (.611) from three-point range on Wednesday against Miami. It is the second time the Scarlet Knights shot better than 50 percent from three-point range during the 2003-04 campaign, also achieving the feat against Temple with a 12-for-23 (.522) effort on Dec. 3, 2003.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Rutgers vs University of Miami
    01-21-04 7:30 p.m. at Coral Gables, FL
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    VISITORS: Rutgers 9-6, 1-4
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    01 LAMIZANA, Herve..... f  2-4    1-1    1-2    1  3  4   5   6  0  3  0  0  15
    04 HILL, Adrian........ c  3-6    0-0    1-7    2  4  6   3   7  0  1  0  1  27
    02 SHIELDS, Ricky...... g  6-11   6-10   1-2    0  4  4   0  19  0  3  0  0  34
    11 WEBB, Marquis....... g  1-1    1-1    3-4    0  1  1   3   6  2  2  0  0  29
    13 WIGGAN, Juel........ g  2-5    1-2    4-4    0  5  5   1   9  5  4  0  0  34
    05 DOUBY, Quincy.......    3-7    2-3    3-4    0  1  1   1  11  1  2  0  1  23
    21 JOYNES, Byron.......    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   1   1  0  0  0  0   5
    32 AXANI, Sean.........    2-4    0-0    0-0    1  6  7   3   4  0  2  0  0  29
    44 WOOTEN, Calvin......    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
       TEAM................                         2  2  4             1
       Totals..............   19-40  11-18  14-25   6 26 32  17  63  8 18  0  2 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-20 40.0%   2nd Half: 11-20 55.0%   Game: 47.5%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-10 40.0%   2nd Half:  7-8  87.5%   Game: 61.1%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  7-13 53.8%   2nd Half:  7-12 58.3%   Game: 56.0%    4
    
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    HOME TEAM: University of Miami 13-5, 3-1
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    21 RICE, Darius........ f  7-19   1-7    8-10   2  4  6   2  23  0  0  0  0  25
    14 DJAHUE, Rodrigue.... c  1-2    0-0    1-1    0  0  0   4   3  0  0  0  1   8
    03 SURRATT, Armondo.... g  0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   3   0  3  0  0  3  25
    13 DIAZ, Guillermo..... g  5-9    2-3    2-2    1  2  3   2  14  2  2  0  2  35
    22 HITE, Robert........ g  6-15   1-3    1-2    1  6  7   2  14  0  0  1  2  33
    01 CLARKE, Karron......    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   1   0  1  0  0  0   6
    02 HAMILTON, Gary......    2-2    0-0    0-0    1  4  5   3   4  2  2  1  1  29
    10 OKPALOBI, Brandon...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
    11 WILKINS, Eric.......    2-2    0-0    2-4    1  2  3   0   6  1  1  0  1  17
    34 FRISBY, William.....    3-5    0-0    3-4    1  1  2   1   9  0  1  1  1  21
       TEAM................                         2  1  3
       Totals..............   26-57   4-15  17-23   9 22 31  18  73  9  6  3 11 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-27 37.0%   2nd Half: 16-30 53.3%   Game: 45.6%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  3-9  33.3%   Game: 26.7%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  8-12 66.7%   2nd Half:  9-11 81.8%   Game: 73.9%    2
    
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    Officials: Andre Pattillo, Reggie Greenwood, Michael Stephens
    Technical fouls: Rutgers-None. University of Miami-None.
    Attendance: 2649
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Rutgers.......................   27   36  -   63
    University of Miami...........   29   44  -   73
    ID-228917
    
    Points in the paint-RU 6,UM 28. Points off turnovers-RU 3,UM 23.
    2nd chance points-RU 2,UM 10. Fast break points-RU 0,UM 4.
    Bench points-RU 16,UM 19. Score tied-5 times. Lead changed-5 times.
    Last FG-RU 2nd-00:27, UM 2nd-01:23.
    
    
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