EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - John Allen scored six of his 25 points in a game-ending 17-7 spurt that rallied Seton Hall to a 58-53 victory over Rutgers on Sunday in a showdown between New Jersey's BIG EAST Conference programs." />
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Seton Hall Rallies to Defeat Rutgers 58-53
  • Posted on February 02, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - John Allen scored six of his 25 points in a game-ending 17-7 spurt that rallied Seton Hall to a 58-53 victory over Rutgers on Sunday in a showdown between New Jersey's BIG EAST Conference programs.

    Andre Barrett added 14 points and Andre Sweet had a couple of key late rebounds for the Pirates (9-9, 4-4), who trailed by 13 points early in the second half.

    Jerome Coleman had 19 points for Rutgers (9-10, 1-6), which scored 17 points in the final 17:53. Coleman had three points in that span.

    Barrett, who was held to two points in the first half, and Allen stepped up after Rutgers blew a couple of great chances to build a lead.

    With the game tied at 41, Coleman hit a 3-pointer and Juel Wiggan made two free throws to give the Scarlet Knights a 46-41 lead with 6:38 to play. The margin would have been larger, but Coleman and Herve Lamizana both missed the front ends of free-throw opportunities.

    Barrett then hit a drive and Kelly Whitney scored on a dunk to cut the lead to 46-45 with 5:06 to play.

    Mike Sherrod stretched the lead to 48-45 with a fast-break layup on a play where he was also called for an offensive foul with 3:13 to go.

    Seton Hall and Allen took over after that.

    Allen hit a floater in the lane to cut the lead to 48-47 with 2:54 left and he hit a foul-line jumper to put the Pirates ahead for good with 2:09 to play.

    The basket followed a missed jumper by Sherrod and a big offensive rebound by Sweet at the other end of the court.

    After a turnover by Coleman, Allen made two free throws with 1:42 left for a 51-48 lead.

    Ricky Shields missed a game-tying 3-point attempt with 1:26 left, and Barrett eventually pushed the lead to 53-48 with two free throws with 55.2 seconds to go.

    After the teams traded baskets, Lamizana, who hit a 3-pointer to upset Syracuse earlier this week, banked in another 3-pointer to get Rutgers within 55-53.

    Rutgers got a chance to tie after Greg Morton only made one free throw with 19.4 seconds to play, but Shields game-tying 3-point attempt hit the back of the rim. Sweet got his 10th rebound and iced the game with two free throws.

    The Scarlet Knights used a 13-point run in the first half to open a 24-10 lead, but Seton Hall stepped up its defensive pressure and got back in the game with an 11-2 spurt to close the gap to five points.

    POSTGAME NOTES

    WITH THE LOSS
    With the loss, Rutgers falls to 9-10 on the season and 1-6 in BIG EAST Play. Rutgers is now 2-9 all-time against Seton Hall on the road.

    SHERROD ASSISTS
    With three assists against Seton Hall, PG Mike Sherrod moved into 14th place on the RU all-time list for assists. He needs just three more to move into 13th place, and 21 more to move into the top 10 on the Rutgers all-time list.

    WRIGHT, SEASON HIGH REBOUNDS
    With 11 rebounds against Seton Hall, senior center Kareem Wright notched a season high. His career high is 13, recorded against Syracuse on Jan. 27, 2001. Wright added eight points against the Pirates in 27 minutes.

    ADVANTAGE IN TURNOVERS
    For the 16th time in 19 games this season, Rutgers committed fewer turnovers than its opponent. Against Seton Hall, RU had 17 turnovers while forcing 19. For the year, Rutgers has committed 265 (an average of 13.9 per game) while forcing 369 turnovers (19.4 per game.

    LAMIZANA’S BLOCKS
    With three blocks against Seton Hall, Herve Lamizana has now rejected at least three shots in 12 of the 19 games he has played in this season. He now has 59 blocks for the season, for an average of 3.1 per game.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Rutgers vs Seton Hall
    02/02/03 Noon at East Rutherford, NJ
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    VISITORS: Rutgers 9-10, 1-6 BE
                              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  4-8    1-1    0-1    1  5  6   3   9  0  2  3  3  36
    32 AXANI, Sean......... f  0-0    0-0    1-2    0  2  2   4   1  0  0  0  0  10
    02 SHIELDS, Ricky...... g  1-11   0-6    2-2    2  1  3   1   4  2  2  0  0  22
    03 SHERROD, Mike....... g  3-8    0-0    0-0    1  4  5   5   6  3  3  0  3  35
    11 COLEMAN, Jerome..... g  7-16   4-9    1-3    0  1  1   4  19  1  2  0  2  30
    04 HILL, Adrian........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   7
    13 WIGGAN, Juel........    1-7    0-0    2-2    2  2  4   1   4  0  2  0  1  25
    44 WOOTEN, Calvin......    1-3    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  2  0  1   8
    55 WRIGHT, Kareem......    3-7    0-0    2-5    7  4 11   3   8  1  1  0  1  27
       TEAM................                         4  1  5             2
       Totals..............   20-60   5-18   8-15  17 20 37  21  53  7 17  3 11 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-29 37.9%   2nd Half:  9-31 29.0%   Game: 33.3%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  4-12 33.3%   Game: 27.8%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  3-5  60.0%   2nd Half:  5-10 50.0%   Game: 53.3%   2,1
    
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    HOME TEAM: Seton Hall 9-9, 4-4 BE
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    13 TONEY-EL, Marcus.... f  1-4    0-0    2-3    2  4  6   3   4  1  1  1  3  31
    50 MORTON, Greg........ f  1-3    0-1    3-4    2  1  3   2   5  2  0  0  1  18
    01 WHITNEY, Kelly...... c  1-6    0-0    1-2    2  4  6   4   3  0  3  0  1  34
    12 BARRETT, Andre...... g  4-8    2-3    4-4    1  2  3   1  14  5  5  0  2  38
    32 ALLEN, John......... g 11-21   0-2    3-5    0  5  5   1  25  1  6  1  2  40
    04 MORRIS, J.R.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  1  0   3
    10 COPELAND, Donald....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   8
    23 FRAY, Damion........    0-0    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   2   2  0  0  1  0   5
    33 SWEET, Andre........    1-6    1-1    2-3    3  7 10   2   5  2  4  0  1  23
       TEAM................                         2  2  4
       Totals..............   19-48   3-7   17-23  12 28 40  15  58 11 19  4 10 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-22 27.3%   2nd Half: 13-26 50.0%   Game: 39.6%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-3  33.3%   2nd Half:  2-4  50.0%   Game: 42.9%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  8-11 72.7%   2nd Half:  9-12 75.0%   Game: 73.9%    2
    
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    Officials: Jim Burr, Will Bush, Ted Hillary
    Technical fouls: Rutgers-None. Seton Hall-None.
    Attendance: 10137
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Rutgers.......................   26   27  -   53
    Seton Hall....................   21   37  -   58
    Fifth Annual "Star-Ledger Shootout"
    
    Points in the paint-RU 22,SHU 26. Points off turnovers-RU 23,SHU 15.
    2nd chance points-RU 10,SHU 7. Fast break points-RU 2,SHU 10.
    Bench points-RU 14,SHU 7. Score tied-3 times. Lead changes-1 time.
    Last FG-RU 2nd-00:20, SHU 2nd-00:39.
    
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