MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Drew Schifino scored 32 points and Kevin Pittsnogle added a career-high 26 as West Virginia beat Rutgers 86-75 on Sunday. " />
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Rutgers Drops BIG EAST Road Contest at West Virginia, 86-75
  • Posted on January 26, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Drew Schifino scored 32 points and Kevin Pittsnogle added a career-high 26 as West Virginia beat Rutgers 86-75 on Sunday.

    The Mountaineers, coming off a 65-61 win Wednesday over intrastate rival Marshall, committed eight turnovers and made 31-of-54 field goal attempts for the game.

    Rutgers, which lost its sixth-straight game, committed 17 turnovers and never got close to West Virginia, despite a team-high 30 points from leading scorer Jerome Coleman.

    West Virginia (11-6, 2-3 Big East), held a 49-36 halftime advantage and never allowed Rutgers (8-9, 0-5) to within 10 after the break.

    In the second half, the Scarlet Knights tried to get back in the game by throwing various defensive looks at the Mountaineers, including a two-three zone and a full court press. The Mountaineers were unfazed and went the opening 9:29 of the second half without committing a turnover.

    A Pittsnogle 3-pointer with 6:30 remaining gave West Virginia a 21 point lead -- its largest of the game.

    Rutgers would not go quietly, and began cutting into the West Virginia lead. Coleman scored 12 points down the stretch, including a 3-pointer with 55 seconds remaining that brought Rutgers to within 10 at 85-75.

    West Virginia broke the Rutgers press on the next offensive possession, and Patrick Beilein made 1-of-2 free throws to seal the victory for West Virginia.

    Tyrone Sally added 11 points for the Mountaineers.

    Ricky Shields had 11 points and Mike Sherrod had 10 for Rutgers.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Rutgers vs West Virginia
    01/26/03 3:00 at Morgantown, W.Va.
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    VISITORS: Rutgers 8-9/0-5
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    1  Lamizana, Herve..... f  1-3    0-0    0-2    2  6  8   2   2  1  2  1  1  29
    32 Axani, Sean......... f  1-1    0-0    0-1    0  0  0   1   2  0  2  0  0   5
    2  Shields, Ricky...... g  4-6    2-3    1-2    0  2  2   0  11  1  2  0  1  25
    3  Sherrod, Mike....... g  4-7    0-0    2-2    0  4  4   4  10  2  3  0  0  29
    44 Wooten, Calvin...... g  3-6    0-0    2-2    2  4  6   2   8  2  2  0  2  32
    11 Coleman, Jerome.....   10-18   5-10   5-6    1  0  1   3  30  3  2  0  2  33
    13 Wiggan, Juel........    3-6    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   4   6  1  2  0  0  22
    21 McCoy, Jason........    0-2    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   0   0  1  2  0  0  10
    55 Wright, Kareem......    3-5    0-0    0-1    1  2  3   2   6  0  0  0  0  15
       TEAM................                         1  1  2
       Totals..............   29-54   7-14  10-16   9 21 30  18  75 11 17  1  6 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-27 51.9%   2nd Half: 15-27 55.6%   Game: 53.7%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-9  55.6%   2nd Half:  2-5  40.0%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  3-8  37.5%   2nd Half:  7-8  87.5%   Game: 62.5%    3
    
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    HOME TEAM: West Virginia 11-6/2-3
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    15 Schifino, Drew...... f 12-18   2-3    6-7    1  2  3   1  32  5  1  0  0  35
    4  Sally, Tyrone....... f  3-7    2-5    3-8    4  2  6   2  11  3  2  0  1  33
    34 Pittsnogle, Kevin... c 10-15   2-4    4-4    0  1  1   2  26  3  2  0  2  30
    24 Herber, Johannes.... g  2-6    2-4    1-2    0  7  7   2   7  6  2  0  0  34
    5  Durisseau-Collins, J g  2-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   4  1  0  1  3  32
    10 Patella, Nick.......    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  2  0  0  0   4
    2  Briggs, Chaz........    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  5  5   1   2  0  0  0  0  11
    22 Yeager, Josh........    1-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0  11
    3  Beilein, Patrick....    0-2    0-2    2-2    0  2  2   0   2  0  1  0  0  10
       TEAM................
       Totals..............   31-54   8-20  16-23   5 19 24  11  86 20  8  1  6 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 19-30 63.3%   2nd Half: 12-24 50.0%   Game: 57.4%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  7-15 46.7%   2nd Half:  1-5  20.0%   Game: 40.0%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  4-6  66.7%   2nd Half: 12-17 70.6%   Game: 69.6%    4
    
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    Officials: Tim Higgins, Reggie Greenwood, Ed Corbett
    Technical fouls: Rutgers-None. West Virginia-None.
    Attendance: 5407
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Rutgers.......................   36   39  -   75
    West Virginia.................   49   37  -   86
    
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