PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Freshman guard Quincy Douby came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points and junior forward Herve Lamizana added 22 points and 12 rebounds as Rutgers defeated Notre Dame 81-70 on Saturday in front of another roaring, capacity crowd of 8,016 at the RAC." />
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Rutgers Powers Past Notre Dame 81-70
  • Posted on January 31, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Freshman guard Quincy Douby came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points and junior forward Herve Lamizana added 22 points and 12 rebounds as Rutgers defeated Notre Dame 81-70 on Saturday in front of another roaring, capacity crowd of 8,016 at the RAC.

    For Lamizana, it was his fifth career double-double and his third of the season.

    The inside-outside combination provided by the 6-10 Lamizana and the 6-3 Douby, combined for 15-of-26 shooting as Lamizana was 7-for-13 from the field, while Douby was 8-for-13 and 4-of-6 from three-point range. Douby is now 14-of-18 (.777) from three-point range in his past five games.

    Rutgers (12-6, 4-4 Big East) won its third straight game and defeated Notre Dame (10-7, 4-3) for the third time in four meetings.

    Trailing 38-34 at halftime, Rutgers went on a 26-6 run over the first 10:54 of the second half, forcing the Irish into 1-for-12 shooting and five turnovers during that span.

    Lamizana, Douby and Marquis Webb each had seven points in the run as Rutgers opened a 60-44 advantage.

    “In the first half we were not defending the ay we were capable of defending and I had to get into them pretty hard at halftime,” said Rutgers head coach Gary Waters. “They made a commitment that they were going to gout there and defend. Herve only played 29 minutes because of foul trouble but he really gave us an inside presence. He also rebounded the basketball.

    “Quincy, obviously shot the ball well,” Waters added. “I thought he also worked pretty hard on the defensive end. To score like that and play good defense is really, really hard and I thought he did a great job with that.”

    Notre Dame pulled to within 65-57 with 5:04 remaining before Ricky Shields' three-pointer started the Knights on an 11-2 run that gave Rutgers its biggest lead, 76-59, with 2:58 remaining. Rutgers shot 21-of-25 (.840) as a team from the free throw line against Notre Dame, marking the seventh time this season RU has shot 80 percent or better from the free throw line.

    Notre Dame center Torin Francis had 23 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for Notre Dame, while guard Chris Quinn had 19 points.

    The Scarlet Knights will be shooting for their first four-game BIG EAST Conference winning streak since they joined the league in 1995-96 when they host Miami on Wednesday at the RAC. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

    POSTGAME NOTES

    WITH THE WIN
    With today’s 81-70 victory, Rutgers improves its record to 12-6 overall and evens its BIG EAST mark at 4-4. The victory also improves the Scarlet Knights’ record to 7-1 at the RAC against Notre Dame, while evening the overall series at 10-10.

    SECOND THREE-GAME BIG EAST WINNING STREAK IN GARY WATERS ERA
    Today’s victory, coupled with wins at Villanova (1/28) and at home against St. John’s (1/24), marks the second time in the three-year tenure of head coach Gary Waters that the Scarlet Knights have won three consecutive league games. RU last won three-straight BIG EAST games during the 2001-02 season, defeating West Virginia (1/27/02), Connecticut (1/30/03) and Syracuse (2/2/03). The three consecutive wins matches the Rutgers record for consecutive BIG EAST victories.

    SCARLET KNIGHTS POST CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES OF 10 OR MORE POINTS AGAINST IRISH
    Today’s 81-70 victory over Notre Dame marked the second consecutive game Rutgers has defeated the Irish by 10 or more points. RU recorded a convincing, 95-82 win over then No. 9 Notre Dame at the RAC on March 1, 2003.

    IT’S A SELLOUT
    For the third time this season (St. John’s and Connecticut) and the 10th time in its last 12 BIG EAST home games the RAC was a sellout. Today’s attendance of 8,016 was the third highest home attendance of the season. It is the 14th sellout in the three-year tenure of head coach Gary Waters and the 48th in the history of the RAC.

    LAMIZANA REGISTERS FIFTH CAREER ‘DOUBLE-DOUBLE’
    With a rebound at the 4:38 mark of the second half, Herve Lamizana recorded his fourth ‘double-double’ of the season and fifth of his career. Rutgers is a perfect 5-0 when Lamizana records a ‘double-double.’
    Date Opponent Points Rebounds Result
    12/30/02 Prairie View A&M 22 11 W, 66-57
    1/29/03 Syracuse 11 14 W, 68-65
    12/20/03 Long Island 11 12 W, 80-54
    12/27/03 Northwestern 21 15 W, 80-75
    1/31/04 Notre Dame 22 12 W, 81-70

    WIGGAN EARNS FOURTH CAREER START
    Junior Juel Wiggan made his fourth career appearance in the starting lineup for the Scarlet Knights today. It is also his fourth start of the season. Rutgers owns a 3-1 record with Wiggan in the starting lineup. He finished the game with eight points, five assists and five rebounds.

    WEBB ENDS FREE-THROW STREAK AT 13
    Freshman guard Marquis Webb missed his third free throw attempt of the game with just over seven minutes remaining in the second half, ending his streak of consecutive free throws made at 13. The freshman ended the day 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. Webb was a perfect 10-for-10 against St. John’s (1/24). He did not attempt any free throws against Villanova.

    RUTGERS LIMITS THOMAS AT THE RAC ONCE AGAIN
    In three appearances at the Rutgers Athletic Center, Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team member Chris Thomas has been held to13-for-52 (.250) from the field, including 5-for-18 (.287) in today’s loss to the Scarlet Knights.
    Year FGM-FGA
    2001-02 0-14
    2002-03 8-20
    2003-04 5-18
    Totals 13-52

    DOUBY CONTINUES HOT STREAK FROM BEYOND THE ARC
    Freshman guard Quincy Douby continues to show the hot hand from three-point range for Rutgers. He shot 4-of-6 (.667) from beyond the arc against Notre Dame. Douby is now 14-of-18 (.777) from three-point range in his past five games.
    Date Opponent 3PTM-3PTA
    1/17/04 Pittsburgh 1-1
    1/21/04 Miami 2-3
    1/24/04 St. John’s 5-5
    1/28/04 Villanova 2-3
    1/31/04 Notre Dame 4-6
    Totals 14-18

    TWO SCARLET KNIGHTS ECLIPSE 20-POINT MARK FOR SECOND TIME THIS SEASON
    Senior Herve Lamizana scored 22 points and freshman Quincy Douby added 24, marking the second time this season two Rutgers players have scored at least 20 points in the same game. Lamizana and junior Ricky Shields were the last RU pair to achieve the feat, with 21 and 24 points, respectively against Northwestern on Dec. 27, 2003.

    DOUBY AND LAMIZANA ESTABLISH CAREER HIGHS IN POINTS
    Freshman guard Quincy Douby scored 24 points today, eclipsing his previous career high of 21 against Temple on Dec. 3. Senior Herve Lamizana matched his career high with 22 points.

    RUTGERS WINS 12TH AND 4TH OVER NOTRE DAME FOR SECOND-STRAIGHT SEASON
    In its 16th game of the 2003-04 season, Rutgers defeated Notre Dame to notch its 12th win overall and fourth BIG EAST win. Last season, the Scarlet Knights also posted their 12th overall win and fourth BIG EAST victory at home over the Irish in the 26th game of the season. The 12 wins this season also ties RU’s mark in the win column for the entire 2002-03 campaign.

    RU CONVERTS FROM THE CHARITY STRIPE
    Rutgers shot 21-of-25 (.840) as a team from the free throw line against Notre Dame, marking the seventh time this season RU has shot 80 percent or better from the free throw line.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Notre Dame vs Rutgers
    01/31/04 12:00pm at Louis Brown Athletic Center
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    VISITORS: Notre Dame 10-7, 4-3
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    12 CORNETTE, Jordan.... f  1-4    1-3    1-2    0  4  4   5   4  1  1  1  2  22
    34 FRANCIS, Torin...... f  7-15   0-0    9-12   4  4  8   1  23  2  1  4  0  37
    01 THOMAS, Chris....... g  5-18   1-7    0-0    2  3  5   1  11  6  4  0  4  38
    02 QUINN, Chris........ g  6-14   3-9    4-4    0  3  3   2  19  1  3  1  2  38
    20 JONES, Torrian...... g  2-4    0-1    1-3    2  5  7   2   5  2  3  0  0  40
    11 CORNETT, Rick.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
    15 FALLS, Colin........    2-3    2-3    0-0    0  0  0   3   6  0  1  0  0   9
    43 CARTER, Russell.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
    50 TIMMERMANS, Tom.....    1-3    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   5   2  0  0  0  0  16
       TEAM................                         6  1  7
       Totals..............   24-62   7-23  15-21  15 22 37  19  70 12 13  6  8 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-31 48.4%   2nd Half:  9-31 29.0%   Game: 38.7%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-12 41.7%   2nd Half:  2-11 18.2%   Game: 30.4%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  3-4  75.0%   2nd Half: 12-17 70.6%   Game: 71.4%    1
    
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    HOME TEAM: Rutgers 12-6, 4-4
                              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  7-13   0-4    8-9    2 10 12   3  22  0  3  2  0  29
    32 AXANI, Sean......... f  0-1    0-1    2-2    1  3  4   4   2  1  2  4  2  23
    02 SHIELDS, Ricky...... g  3-7    2-6    0-0    0  2  2   3   8  1  2  0  1  25
    11 WEBB, Marquis....... g  3-6    2-3    5-6    1  3  4   2  13  3  1  1  1  36
    13 WIGGAN, Juel........ g  3-9    0-2    2-4    2  3  5   2   8  5  4  0  3  34
    04 HILL, Adrian........    2-4    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   4   4  0  1  1  0  21
    05 DOUBY, Quincy.......    8-13   4-6    4-4    1  1  2   1  24  4  1  1  2  28
    21 JOYNES, Byron.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   2   0  0  1  0  0   4
       TEAM................                            3  3
       Totals..............   26-54   8-22  21-25   9 28 37  21  81 14 15  9  9 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-29 51.7%   2nd Half: 11-25 44.0%   Game: 48.1%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-11 36.4%   2nd Half:  4-11 36.4%   Game: 36.4%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   0.0%   2nd Half: 21-25 84.0%   Game: 84.0%    1
    
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    Officials: Mike Kitts, Donnee Gray, Fran Connolly
    Technical fouls: Notre Dame-CORNETTE, Jordan. Rutgers-None.
    Attendance: 8016
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Notre Dame....................   38   32  -   70
    Rutgers.......................   34   47  -   81
    ID-227840
    
    Points in the paint-ND 24,RU 30. Points off turnovers-ND 18,RU 20.
    2nd chance points-ND 13,RU 11. Fast break points-ND 8,RU 8.
    Bench points-ND 8,RU 28. Score tied-4 times. Lead changed-9 times.
    Last FG-ND 2nd-00:55, RU 2nd-03:28.
    
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