PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Freshman Quincy Douby hit four straight 3-pointers during the game's key run, leading Rutgers to a 78-70 victory over St. John's Saturday." />
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Rutgers Surges Past St. John's 78-70
  • Posted on January 24, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ - Freshman guard Quincy Douby hit four straight 3-pointers during the game's key run, leading Rutgers to a 78-70 victory over St. John's Saturday.

    In winning for the first time in three games, Rutgers (10-6, 2-4) snapped an eight-game losing streak to St. John's (4-12, 0-6).

    St. John's, which held a 46-42 lead midway through the second half, got as close as 69-64 with 1:10 remaining but Rutgers freshman guard Marquis Webb went 8-for-8 from the foul line in the final 51.8 seconds to keep the Red Storm from drawing any closer. All 10 of Webb’s points came from the free throw line as he was a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe for the game.

    Junior guard Ricky Shields had 19 points and was 4-for-9 from behind the arc. Senior forward Herve Lamizana added 14 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights were red-shot from three-point range, connecting on 10-of-19 three’s (52.6%). Douby was 5-for-5 from beyond the arc, to along with Shield’s 4-for-9. Junior guard Juel Wiggan hit the the only three-point basket that he attempted.

    Rutgers, which held a 37-34 advantage in the rebounding department, was led in that category by senior forward Sean Axani who pulled down nine boards, while sophomore center Adrian Hill had eight rebounds.

    Kyle Cuffe led St. John's with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Daryll Hill had 15 points, while Grady Reynolds added 14 and Elijah Ingram had 10 points.

    The Scarlet Knights led 26-24 at halftime but were hurt by committing 12 turnovers in the opening stanza. In contrast, Rutgers turned the ball over just two times in the second half.

    Rutgers is next in action on Wednesday when the Scarlet Knights travel to Villanova. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

    POSTGAME NOTES

    SHIELDS MOVES UP THE CHARTS
    Junior guard Ricky Shields moved into sole possession of 40th place on RU’s career scoring list with a three-pointer at the 19:17 mark of the second half, passing Anthony Duckett (1985-90) with 919 career points. Shields finished the game with 19 points to give him 925 for his career. He needs three more to tie Alan Ammerman (1959-62) for 39th place with 928 career points.

    SHIELDS, LAMIZANA SPARK OFFENSE
    Ricky Shields hit two or more three-pointers for the 12th time this season, and Rutgers is 9-3 in those games. Additionally, Herve Lamizana scored in double figures for the 12th time this season, with the Scarlet Knights posting a 9-3 record in those games.

    SECOND SELLOUT OF SEASON
    Today’s attendance of 8,097 marks the second sellout of the 2003-04 season (vs. Connecticut 1/6/04). The 8,097 fans marks the highest attended game of the season, surpassing the 8,044 vs. Connecticut. It is the 13th sellout in the three-year tenure of head coach Gary Waters and the 47th in the history of the RAC. In its last 11 BIG EAST home games, Rutgers has registered nine sellouts.

    RUTGERS FROM DOWNTOWN
    The Scarlet Knights have made 10 or more three-pointers five times this season. Over the past two games, the Scarlet Knights are a combined 21-of-37 (.568) from three-point territory.

    DOUBY SETS CAREER HIGH
    Freshman Quincy Douby scored 19 points, two shy of his career high of 21 set during the Temple game (12/3/03). From 7:31 to 4:45 (a span of 2:46) of the second half, Douby scored 14 of the Scarlet Knights’ 16 points, including nine straight.

    The five three-pointers made by Quincy Douby is a career-high. He converted a perfect 5-of-5 three pointers, including three straight for Rutgers in the second half. His previous career high of four came on two separate occasions (vs. Temple 12/3 and at Penn State 12/10).

    CLEANING THE GLASS
    For the 11th time in 16 games, RU out-rebounded its opponent. Against St. John’s, Rutgers held a 37-34 advantage on the boards.

    WEBB REGISTERS 10 FREE THROWS
    Freshman Marquis Webb was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line today, marking the first time this season a Scarlet Knight has converted 10 or more free throws in a single game. The last Rutgers player to record 10 or more free throws in a game was Kareem Wright. Wright netted 12-of-13 free throws against the Orangemen in the 2002-03 season finale on March 9, 2003. The Scarlet Knight to go a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line was Geoff Billet against Wichita State on November 29, 1998.

    FOUR IN DOUBLE FIGURES FOR FIFTH TIME THIS SEASON
    For the fifth time this season Rutgers’ balanced scoring attack included at least four players in double figures. Ricky Shields and Quincy Douby led the Scarlet Knight attack with 19 points apiece. Herve Lamizana poured in 14, while Marquis Webb contributed 10 points (all off free throws).

    Official Basketball Box Score
    St. John's vs Rutgers
    01/24/04 4:00 p.m. at Louis Brown Athl. Center; Piscataway, NJ
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    VISITORS: St. John's
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    25 CUFFE, Kyle......... f  7-16   1-2    4-5    7  3 10   4  19  0  3  1  1  36
    33 REYNOLDS, Grady..... f  7-12   0-0    0-0    3  3  6   2  14  1  1  1  1  39
    04 KEITA, Abe.......... c  1-3    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   4   2  0  0  0  0  10
    03 HILL, Daryll........ g  6-14   1-3    2-4    1  2  3   4  15  4  0  0  1  37
    12 INGRAM, Elijah...... g  4-15   2-7    0-0    0  1  1   1  10  3  5  0  0  39
    11 JONES, Tyler........    3-3    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   6  0  0  0  0   4
    14 STANLEY, Andre......    1-4    0-0    2-2    1  2  3   4   4  2  1  0  3  22
    34 HAMILTON, Lamont....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  3  3   1   0  0  1  1  0  10
    44 DIAKITE, Mohamed....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   3
       TEAM................                         1  4  5             1
       Totals..............   29-67   4-12   8-11  15 19 34  23  70 10 12  3  6 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-31 35.5%   2nd Half: 18-36 50.0%   Game: 43.3%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-2   0.0%   2nd Half:  4-10 40.0%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  6-7  85.7%   Game: 72.7%    2
    
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    HOME TEAM: Rutgers
                              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  5-14   0-4    4-5    1  4  5   3  14  3  2  4  1  36
    32 AXANI, Sean......... f  1-1    0-0    2-4    2  7  9   2   4  0  4  1  2  19
    04 HILL, Adrian........ c  1-3    0-0    3-6    3  5  8   3   5  1  0  0  0  29
    02 SHIELDS, Ricky...... g  6-11   4-9    3-4    0  2  2   0  19  3  1  0  0  36
    11 WEBB, Marquis....... g  0-3    0-0   10-10   1  2  3   0  10  7  2  0  2  32
    05 DOUBY, Quincy.......    7-15   5-5    0-0    1  1  2   0  19  0  1  1  1  24
    13 WIGGAN, Juel........    2-2    1-1    0-0    0  2  2   3   5  1  3  0  0  11
    21 JOYNES, Byron.......    1-2    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   2   2  0  0  0  0  13
       TEAM................                         3  1  4             1
       Totals..............   23-51  10-19  22-29  13 24 37  13  78 15 14  6  6 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-24 33.3%   2nd Half: 15-27 55.6%   Game: 45.1%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-7  57.1%   2nd Half:  6-12 50.0%   Game: 52.6%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  6-8  75.0%   2nd Half: 16-21 76.2%   Game: 75.9%    3
    
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    Officials: Tim Higgins, Jim Haney, Olandis Poole
    Technical fouls: St. John's-None. Rutgers-None.
    Attendance: 8097
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    St. John's....................   24   46  -   70
    Rutgers.......................   26   52  -   78
    ID-232985
    
    Points in the paint-SJU 44,RUTGERS 20. Points off turnovers-SJU 10,RUTGERS 11.
    2nd chance points-SJU 14,RUTGERS 18. Fast break points-SJU 6,RUTGERS 10.
    Bench points-SJU 10,RUTGERS 26. Score tied-11 times. Lead changed-5 times.
    Last FG-SJU 2nd-00:10, RUTGERS 2nd-04:45.
    
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