PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Herve Lamizana had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Andrew Bryant had the chance for a potential game-tying shot slip through his hands as Rutgers escaped with a 75-72 win over Boston College on Saturday." />
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Lamizana Lifts Rutgers Past Boston College 75-72
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Herve Lamizana had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Andrew Bryant had the chance for a potential game-tying shot slip through his hands as Rutgers escaped with a 75-72 win over Boston College on Saturday.

    Rutgers (10-10, 2-6 Big East) won for the second time in nine games while snapping a three-game winning streak by the Eagles (11-9, 4-5).

    With Rutgers holding a 74-72 lead, Boston College's Louis Hinnant inbounded from in front of his own bench. He threw over the defense to Bryant, who was open just outside the lane.

    But the pass nicked the net, slipped through Bryant's outstretched hands and went out of bounds with 1.8 seconds left

    Rutgers inbounded to Jerome Coleman, who was fouled by Nate Doornekamp with less than a second left. Coleman, who averages 18.6 points per game but was held to six on Saturday, made one of two and Boston College did not get a chance for a game-tying attempt.

    The Eagles had the game's biggest lead at 48-39 early in the second half. Rutgers went on a 15-5 run for a 54-53 advantage with 13:07 left, and there were six lead changes and three ties from that point.

    The final lead change came with 1:35 remaining when Coleman scored on a driving layup to give Rutgers a 72-71 lead.

    Lamizana made one of two foul shots with 34.7 left to make it 73-71. Craig Smith, who was held to nine points, made one of two to cut it to 73-72 and Kareem Wright's foul shot made it 74-72 with 17.9 left.

    Troy Bell, who had 27 points, missed a jumper from left of the foul line and Boston College maintained possession when the ball went out of bounds with 3.2 seconds left. Hinnant's pass then went off Bryant's hands.

    The Eagles shot just 25 percent in the second half and finished 42.1 percent for the game. It was just the second time in the last eight games the Eagles did not shoot 50 percent.

    Ricky Shields had 11 of his 16 points in the second half, and Calvin Wooten added 14 points for Rutgers.

    Boston College's Jermaine Watson was ejected from the game with 15:32 remaining for coming off the bench. After Doornekamp grabbed an offensive rebound, he was fouled by Wright and a slight shoving match followed between Doornekamp and Lamizana.

    Watson jumped off the bench and was restrained by a Boston College assistant, but not before he crossed onto the court of play.

    Boston College trailed 19-14 after hitting just six of its first 15 shots, but the Eagles suddenly caught fire. The Eagles made 10 straight from the field and five straight from the foul line in the final 7:40 of the half to open a 43-37 lead. Bell had 16 points in the run, including four 3-pointers.

    POSTGAME NOTES

    WITH THE WIN
    With the 75-72 victory over Boston College, Rutgers improves to 10-10 on the season and 2-6 in BIG EAST play. Rutgers has won the last two games at home vs. BC and three out of the last five overall.

    BOSTON COLLEGE 5TH SELLOUT OF SEASON
    With an attendance of 8,011 vs. Boston College, the Scarlet Knights record the 5th sellout of the season and the 8th of the Gary Waters era. The sellout is also the 42nd in the history of the RAC.

    RUTGERS DEFENSE
    Holding Boston College’s Craig Smith to nine points, Rutgers limited the Eagles’ freshman to single-digit scoring for the first time in his college career. His previous career-low was 11 vs. Boston University (11/26/02) and his previous BIG EAST low was 19 vs. Villanova (1/22/03). Before playing Rutgers, for the season Smith was averaging 21.7 ppg and 23.9 ppg in BIG EAST play.

    RUTGERS FROM THE FREE-THROW LINE
    Connecting on 18 of their 22 free throw attempts (81.8%) vs. Boston College, Rutgers sets a season-high for free-throw percentage in a game, eclipsing the previous-high of 78.3 % (18-23) vs. Princeton (12/14/02). The 81.8% is the highest free-throw percentage in a game for the Scarlet Knights since December 2, 2000, vs. James Madison when they shot 91.7% (22-of-24) from the line. Rutgers connected on its first 13 attempts from the free-throw line and was 9-for-9 in the first half, marking the third time this season the Rutgers was perfect from the free throw line in a half. RU was also perfect vs. Princeton on December 14, 2002 (1-for-1 in 1st half) and Temple on November 24, 2002 (3-for-3 in 1st half).

    LAMIZANA SCORES 20 OR MORE IN A GAME
    Tallying 22 points vs. Boston College, Herve Lamizana tied a career-high for points in a game, previously accomplished vs. Prairie View A&M on December 30, 2002. For his career, Lamizana has scored 20 or more points three times, all accomplished this season.

    LAMIZANA PLAYS ALL 40 MINUTES
    For the first time in his career Herve Lamizana played all 40 minutes of regulation in a Scarlet Knight uniform vs. Boston College. His previous high in regulation was 39 vs. Prairie View A&M (12/30/02) and his career-high for minutes played in a game is 41 in the overtime contest vs. La Salle (1/4/03).

    LAMIZANA SETS CAREER-HIGH IN ASSISTS
    Collecting seven assists vs. Boston College, Herve Lamizana set a career-high, eclipsing his previous-high of five vs. La Salle (1/4/02).

    SHERROD 14TH ALL-TIME IN STEALS
    With five steals vs. BC, Mike Sherrod moves into a tie for 14th place on the all-time steals list with 111 for his career, passing Abdel Anderson’s (1975-79) 107 and tying Mike Dabney (1972-76). Next on the list are Geoff Billet (1995-99) and Steve Worthy (1991-93) with 117. The five steals is also a season-high and ties a career-high, previously accomplish twice.

    SHERROD 13TH ALL-TIME IN ASSISTS
    With five assists vs. BC, Mike Sherrod moves into 13th place on the all-time assists list with 278 for his career, passing Tom Brown’s (1977-79) 275. Next on the list in 12th place is Earl Johnson (1996-99) with 287.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Boston College vs Rutgers
    02/08/03 12:00pm at Louis Brown Athletic Center
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    VISITORS: Boston College 11-9, 4-5
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    01 SMITH, Craig........ f  3-11   0-2    3-5    2  4  6   4   9  0  3  1  0  30
    11 HINNANT, Louis...... f  2-3    0-1    1-2    1  3  4   2   5  4  1  1  0  37
    13 DOORNEKAMP, Nate.... c  3-6    0-0    1-2    4  2  6   3   7  2  2  0  0  27
    02 BELL, Troy.......... g  8-17   4-8    7-8    1  1  2   3  27  5  2  0  3  40
    05 SIDNEY, Ryan........ g  3-11   1-3    5-6    4  7 11   4  12  4  5  0  1  37
    04 WATSON, Jermaine....    3-4    0-0    1-1    0  1  1   1   7  2  0  0  0  12
    22 EVANS-MILLER, Adoyah    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
    34 BRYANT, Andrew......    2-5    1-4    0-0    0  1  1   4   5  0  1  0  0  17
       TEAM................                         3     3
       Totals..............   24-57   6-18  18-24  15 19 34  21  72 17 14  2  4 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-25 64.0%   2nd Half:  8-32 25.0%   Game: 42.1%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-9  66.7%   2nd Half:  0-9   0.0%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  5-6  83.3%   2nd Half: 13-18 72.2%   Game: 75.0%   2,1
    
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    HOME TEAM: Rutgers 10-10, 2-6
                              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  7-10   1-2    7-9    4  4  8   2  22  7  1  3  3  40
    02 SHIELDS, Ricky...... f  5-8    3-5    3-3    0  3  3   2  16  1  2  0  0  28
    32 AXANI, Sean......... c  2-3    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   5   4  0  1  0  1  18
    03 SHERROD, Mike....... g  1-6    0-0    0-0    0  4  4   1   2  5  3  0  5  33
    11 COLEMAN, Jerome..... g  2-10   1-4    1-2    0  2  2   4   6  0  2  0  0  16
    04 HILL, Adrian........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  0  1  0   6
    13 WIGGAN, Juel........    2-5    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   4  0  0  0  0  27
    44 WOOTEN, Calvin......    4-6    4-5    2-2    0  0  0   1  14  1  3  0  0  21
    55 WRIGHT, Kareem......    1-3    0-0    5-6    3  4  7   4   7  0  2  0  0  11
       TEAM................                         1     1
       Totals..............   24-51   9-16  18-22  10 22 32  22  75 14 14  4  9 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-26 46.2%   2nd Half: 12-25 48.0%   Game: 47.1%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-8  50.0%   2nd Half:  5-8  62.5%   Game: 56.3%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  9-9  100 %   2nd Half:  9-13 69.2%   Game: 81.8%    1
    
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    Officials: John Cahill, Bob Donato, Les Jones
    Technical fouls: Boston College-None. Rutgers-None.
    Attendance: 8011
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Boston College................   43   29  -   72
    Rutgers.......................   37   38  -   75
    5th sellout of the season
    
    Points in the paint-BC 30,RUTGERS 24. Points off turnovers-BC 22,RUTGERS 15.
    2nd chance points-BC 12,RUTGERS 4. Fast break points-BC 12,RUTGERS 4.
    Bench points-BC 12,RUTGERS 25. Score tied-13 times. Lead changes-14 times.
    
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