PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Jerome Coleman scored 26 of his 31 points in the second half and Herve Lamizana banked in a 3-pointer with 16.6 seconds left to give Rutgers a 68-65 win over No. 24 Syracuse on Wednesday night. " />
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Rutgers Upsets #24 Syracuse 68-65
  • Posted on January 29, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Jerome Coleman scored 26 of his 31 points in the second half and Herve Lamizana banked in a 3-pointer with 16.6 seconds left to give Rutgers a 68-65 win over No. 24 Syracuse on Wednesday night.

    The Scarlet Knights (9-9, 1-5 Big East) snapped a six-game losing streak and became the final Big East team to win a conference game.

    Syracuse (13-3, 4-2) lost in its first game as a ranked team this season, and for the fourth time in its last five at Rutgers.

    Syracuse did not call timeout after Lamizana's basket, and Carmelo Anthony's jumper inside the 3-point line missed badly. The ball was rebounded by Rutgers as time ran out.

    After shooting 2-for-9 in the first half, Coleman finished 12-for-23 and became the first Rutgers player with consecutive 30-point games since Eric Riggins in 1987. Coleman scored 30 at West Virginia on Sunday.

    Coleman had 13 points in an 18-4 run that gave Rutgers a 49-37 advantage. Syracuse rallied for a 56-53 lead, and led 60-58 with 4:24 remaining.

    Coleman's layup tied it and started Rutgers on a 7-0 run, but Syracuse responded with seven straight points _ capped by Hakim Warrick's baby hook shot to tie it with 48.2 seconds left. Rutgers then held the ball before Mike Sherrod kicked a pass out to Lamizana, who hit from the left of the key.

    Ricky Shields had 14 points and six assists for Rutgers, while Lamizana had 11 points and 14 rebounds.

    Anthony, held to two first-half points, finished with 17, while Gerry McNamara added 12 and Jeremy McNeil had 10 points and seven blocks. Warrick had 11 rebounds for the Orangemen, who committed 17 turnovers.

    Rutgers won despite shooting 34.7 percent and being outrebounded 47-43.

    Neither team could take control in a sloppy first half, and Rutgers' 27-21 advantage was wiped out by Syracuse's 6-0 run to end the half. Rutgers shot 26.3 percent in the half, while the Orangemen committed 12 turnovers.

    POST GAME NOTES

    WITH THE WIN
    The 68-65 win vs. Syracuse evens the Scarlet Knight record at 9-9 and is the first BIG EAST win of the year (1-5). The victory is the second win in a row and the fourth out of the last five at home vs. Syracuse.

    RUTGERS VS. RANKED OPPONENTS
    With the 68-65 victory over #24 Syracuse, Rutgers has defeated it’s first ranked team of the season and 5th of the Gary Waters’ era, including two vs. Syracuse. Rutgers has defeated 22 ranked opponents all-time.

    SYRACUSE 4TH SELLOUT OF SEASON
    With an attendance of 8,007 vs. Syracuse, The Scarlet Knights record the 4th sellout of the season and the 7th of the Gary Waters era. The sellout is also the 41st in the history of the RAC.

    COLEMAN 41st IN SCORING
    With 31 points vs. Syracuse, Jerome Coleman moves into 41st place on the all-time Rutgers’ scoring list with 857 points, surpassing 10 former Scarlet Knights. Coleman has scored 335 points this season, after tallying 522 points last season. Next on the list in 40th place is Chris Remley (1981-85) with 908.

    COLEMAN 30 OR MORE IN BACK-TO-BACK GAMES
    Scoring 31 points vs. Syracuse and 30 points vs. West Virginia (1/26/03), Jerome Coleman scored the most combined points in back-to-back games in his career with 61 points. It is the first time a Scarlet Knight player scored 30 or more points in back-to-back games since Eric Riggins (1983-84, 85-87) when he tallied 32 points vs. St. Bonaventure (1/31/87) and 38 vs. Xavier (2/2/87). Coleman’s previous high was 56, scoring 28 vs. Temple (11/24/02) and 28 vs. Marshall (12/02/02). For his career, Jerome Coleman has eclipsed 30 or more points four times.

    COLEMAN VS. SYRACUSE
    Scoring 31 points vs. Syracuse, Jerome Coleman has scored 25 or more points vs. Syracuse in all three games of his career, averaging 27.6 points a game vs. the Orangemen. Last season, Coleman tallied 25 (1/2/02) and 27 (2/2/02) in two contests last season.

    COLEMAN SCORES CAREER-HIGH IN A HALF
    Tallying 26 points in the second half vs. Syracuse, Jerome Coleman set a career-high for points in a half, eclipsing his previous high of 22, accomplished three times.
    26, vs. Syracuse 2nd half 01/29/03
    22, vs. Fordham 1st half 12/11/02
    22, vs. Marshall 1st Half 12/02/02
    22, vs. Syracuse 2nd Half 02/02/02

    LAMIZANA CAREER-HIGH IN REBOUNDS
    With 14 rebounds vs. Syracuse, Herve Lamizana set a career-high, eclipsing his previous high of 11 vs. Prairie View A&M (12/30/02). The 14 rebounds are the most for a Scarlet Knight since Rashod Kent’s 14 vs. Georgetown (3/2/02).

    LAMIZANA 5TH ALL-TIME IN BLOCKS
    Blocking three shots vs. Syracuse, Herve Lamizana has moved into 5th place on Rutgers’ all-time blocks list with 117 for his career, surpassing Steve Perry’s (1984-85) 115 rejections. Next on the list for Lamizana in 4th place is Eric Clark (1994-98) with 183.

    OTHER CAREER-HIGHS
    Player Career-High Previous Career High vs. Date
    Ricky Shields 6 assists 6 LaSalle 12/5/01
    Jerome Coleman 12 FG Made 12 Fordham 12/11/02

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Syracuse vs Rutgers
    01/29/03 7:30 pm at Louis Brown Athletic Center
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    VISITORS: Syracuse 13-3, 4-2
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    01 WARRICK, Hakim...... f  2-7    0-0    2-4    4  7 11   0   6  1  3  2  0  28
    15 ANTHONY, Carmelo.... f  7-17   0-2    3-7    1  6  7   3  17  1  5  0  2  35
    51 FORTH, Craig........ c  4-5    0-0    0-0    2  3  5   1   8  0  1  0  0  15
    03 McNAMARA, Gerry..... g  4-9    0-4    4-4    0  0  0   4  12  1  1  0  4  38
    13 DUANY, Kueth........ g  1-10   1-3    0-2    2  0  2   2   3  1  1  0  0  23
    05 PACE, Josh..........    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   2   1  0  0  0  0   4
    14 EDELIN, Billy.......    4-7    0-0    0-2    4  5  9   1   8  4  5  0  0  33
    34 McNEIL, Jeremy......    5-5    0-0    0-1    1  6  7   3  10  0  1  7  1  24
       TEAM................                         2  3  5
       Totals..............   27-60   1-9   10-22  16 31 47  16  65  8 17  9  7 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-24 45.8%   2nd Half: 16-36 44.4%   Game: 45.0%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-4   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-5  20.0%   Game: 11.1%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  5-14 35.7%   2nd Half:  5-8  62.5%   Game: 45.5%    5
    
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    HOME TEAM: Rutgers 9-9, 1-5
                              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  5-16   1-1    0-0    4 10 14   2  11  2  3  3  1  37
    02 SHIELDS, Ricky...... f  3-12   2-8    6-8    1  2  3   1  14  6  2  0  0  32
    32 AXANI, Sean......... c  0-4    0-0    0-0    3  5  8   2   0  2  0  0  2  32
    03 SHERROD, Mike....... g  1-3    0-1    1-2    1  5  6   2   3  4  3  0  0  30
    11 COLEMAN, Jerome..... g 12-23   5-13   2-3    4  1  5   4  31  3  1  0  5  35
    04 HILL, Adrian........    1-3    0-0    0-2    2  0  2   1   2  0  1  2  0   6
    13 WIGGAN, Juel........    2-4    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   3   4  0  0  0  0   9
    21 McCOY, Jason........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
    44 WOOTEN, Calvin......    1-6    1-4    0-0    0  0  0   0   3  0  1  0  1  14
    55 WRIGHT, Kareem......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   0  0  0  0  0   4
       TEAM................                         3     3             1
       Totals..............   25-72   9-27   9-15  19 24 43  18  68 17 12  5  9 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-38 26.3%   2nd Half: 15-34 44.1%   Game: 34.7%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-11 18.2%   2nd Half:  7-16 43.8%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  5-10 50.0%   2nd Half:  4-5  80.0%   Game: 60.0%    3
    
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    Officials: John Cahill, Robert Donato, Curtis Shaw
    Technical fouls: Syracuse-ANTHONY, Carmelo. Rutgers-WIGGAN, Juel.
    Attendance: 8007
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Syracuse......................   27   38  -   65
    Rutgers.......................   27   41  -   68
    4th sellout of the season
    
    Points in the paint-SYRACUSE 40,RUTGERS 28. Points off turnovers-SYRACUSE 13,RUTGERS 21.
    2nd chance points-SYRACUSE 16,RUTGERS 18. Fast break points-SYRACUSE 10,RUTGERS 12.
    Bench points-SYRACUSE 19,RUTGERS 9. Score tied-9 times. Lead changes-6 times.
    
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