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Rutgers Rolls Past Marshall 75-56
  • Posted on December 02, 2002 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Jerome Coleman scored 28 points and Rutgers held Marshall to nearly half its season scoring average in a 75-56 victory Monday night.

    Marshall (2-1) came into the game averaging 102 points but was harassed into 38.2 percent shooting and 21 turnovers by Rutgers (3-1).

    Marshall's leading scorers, Ronald Blackshear and Marvin Black, were non-factors in the game.

    Blackshear, who was averaging 27.5 points, had 11 points on 4-for-12 shooting and sat the final 5:48 with three fouls. Black, who was averaging 21 points, scored his only two before fouling out with 14 minutes remaining.

    Marshall was just 4-for-14 from three-point range after making 50 percent of its three-pointers in the first two games.

    Ricky Shields had 10 points and four steals for Rutgers, while David Anderson scored all 15 of his points in the second half.

    Ardo Armpalu added 12 for Marshall.

    Rutgers never trailed in the contest.

    Herve Lamizana had five of his seven blocked shots in the first eight minutes to set the tone for Rutgers, while Coleman and Juel Wiggan limited Blackshear to seven first-half points.

    The Knights struggled offensively in the second half, allowing Marshall to creep within 66-51 with 5:32 remaining. Coleman then sandwiched two baskets around an Anderson bucket as Rutgers ended with a 9-5 run.

    POSTGAME NOTES

    With the Win:
    Rutgers is now 3-1 after defeating Marshall 75-56. The Scarlet Knights are now 2-0 all-time against Marshall, with the last game taking place in 1967, a 93-76 win in the third-place game of the NIT at Madison Square Garden.

    49 First Half Points
    The 49 points scored by Rutgers in the first half against Marshall were the most scored in a first half by RU in the Gary Waters era. It was the second-most scored in any half under Waters, as the Knights scored 54 points in the second half against Syracuse (2/2/02) last season. It was also the most points scored by Rutgers in the first half of a game since Dec. 3, 1998, when RU posted 54 points in the opening 20 minutes against Columbia.

    Halftime Lead
    The 26-point (49-23) halftime lead Rutgers enjoyed against Marshall was the most the Scarlet Knights have led by at halftime since 1998, when they led Columbia by 26 (53-27) at intermission on Dec. 3, 1998.

    First Half Shooting Percentage
    Rutgers shot 16-of-28 (.571) from the field in the first half, the best first half field goal percentage for the team under Gary Waters. It is the fourth-best mark in any half in that time, with RU shooting a percentage of .593 in two halves last season (second half vs. La Salle on 12/5/01 and second half vs. Virginia Tech on 2/27/02), and a percentage of .577 in the second half vs. Syracuse on 2/2/02.

    Coleman’s 22 Points in the First Half Tied Personal Best
    Jerome Coleman’s 22 points in the first half against Marshall tied his personal best for points in a single half. He also scored 22 points in the second half against Syracuse (2/2/02) last season at the RAC. The 28 points scored against Marshall tied a season-high for Coleman (Temple, 11/24/02). This is the eighth time Coleman has scored 25 or more points in his career at Rutgers.

    Coleman Free Throws
    By converting all seven free throws against the Thundering Herd, Jerome Coleman has now made all 14 free throws he has attempted this season.

    First Points for Davis
    Freshman forward Cortez Davis, playing in his second game as a Scarlet Knight, converted his first career field goal against Marshall. With 9:57 remaining in the first half, Davis drained a three-point field goal, on his first career shot, for the first three points of his career. Davis finished with six points in 10 minutes.

    Forcing 20 Turnovers
    By forcing Marshall into 21 turnovers, three of Rutgers’ four opponents this season have
    committed at least 20 turnovers (Columbia 27, North Carolina 20, Marshall 21).

    Lamizana Ties Career-High in Blocked Shots
    With seven blocked shots against Marshall, Herve Lamizana tied his career-high. He also had seven blocks against Georgetown (1/5/02) last season. Lamizana leads the team with 15 blocks this season (3.75 per game).

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Marshall vs Rutgers
    12/02/02 8:00pm at Louis Brown Athletic Center
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    VISITORS: Marshall 2-1
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    00 BLACK, Marvin....... f  1-3    0-1    0-0    0  3  3   5   2  1  5  0  1  15
    33 PATTON, Mark........ f  0-3    0-1    2-2    2  1  3   2   2  1  0  0  0  19
    55 ARMPALU, Ardo....... c  6-13   0-0    0-0    2  1  3   4  12  0  3  2  0  34
    02 WRIGHT, Monty....... g  1-5    0-2    0-0    2  4  6   3   2  4  4  0  1  30
    11 BLACKSHEAR, Ronald.. g  4-12   2-5    1-1    0  0  0   3  11  2  3  0  0  26
    01 DIXON, Renardo......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
    05 BUNCH, Enoch........    1-3    0-2    2-2    0  1  1   0   4  1  1  1  0  13
    10 DAWN, Ronny.........    2-3    2-3    2-2    0  2  2   3   8  1  2  0  0  28
    15 ANDERSON, David.....    6-13   0-0    3-4    2  5  7   2  15  2  1  0  1  31
    42 CARTER, LaVar.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  2  0  0   3
       TEAM................                         2     2
       Totals..............   21-55   4-14  10-11  10 17 27  22  56 12 21  3  3 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-25 32.0%   2nd Half: 13-30 43.3%   Game: 38.2%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  3-8  37.5%   Game: 28.6%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  6-6  100 %   2nd Half:  4-5  80.0%   Game: 90.9%    0
    
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    HOME TEAM: Rutgers 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
    01 LAMIZANA, Herve..... f  2-5    1-2    1-2    1  4  5   4   6  2  3  7  0  25
    02 SHIELDS, Ricky...... f  4-7    1-3    1-2    2  3  5   0  10  0  2  0  4  22
    55 WRIGHT, Kareem...... c  2-5    0-0    2-4    2  4  6   1   6  2  1  0  0  20
    03 SHERROD, Mike....... g  3-5    0-1    0-0    1  1  2   2   6  4  2  0  1  21
    11 COLEMAN, Jerome..... g  9-17   3-11   7-7    2  3  5   2  28  2  2  0  1  30
    04 HILL, Adrian........    1-2    0-0    1-4    1  2  3   0   3  0  2  0  0  11
    05 DAVIS, Cortez.......    1-3    1-1    3-4    1  2  3   1   6  0  3  0  0  10
    13 WIGGAN, Juel........    1-4    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   2   2  2  1  0  1  15
    21 McCOY, Jason........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   6
    25 GOOD, Harry.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
    32 AXANI, Sean.........    1-2    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   1   2  0  1  0  0  22
    44 WOOTEN, Calvin......    2-3    2-3    0-0    1  2  3   1   6  1  1  0  1  17
       TEAM................                            1  1
       Totals..............   26-53   8-21  15-23  13 25 38  14  75 13 18  7  8 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-28 57.1%   2nd Half: 10-25 40.0%   Game: 49.1%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half:  2-10 20.0%   Game: 38.1%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half: 11-13 84.6%   2nd Half:  4-10 40.0%   Game: 65.2%    5
    
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    Officials: Reggie Greenwood, Frank Scagliotta, Ray Perone
    Technical fouls: Marshall-BLACKSHEAR, Ronald. Rutgers-LAMIZANA, Herve.
    Attendance: 4975
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Marshall......................   23   33  -   56
    Rutgers.......................   49   26  -   75
    
    Points in the paint-MARSHALL 34,RUTGERS 30. Points off turnovers-MARSHALL 18,RUTGERS 20.
    2nd chance points-MARSHALL 14,RUTGERS 12. Fast break points-MARSHALL 4,RUTGERS 12.
    Bench points-MARSHALL 27,RUTGERS 19. Score tied-2 times. Lead changes-0 times.
    
    
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