PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP)-- Quincy Douby scored 20 points and sparked
a late Rutgers run as the Scarlet Knights took a 72-67 victory over
Providence Wednesday night.
In handing Providence its fourth straight loss, Rutgers (7-7,
1-3 Big East Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak and left
the Friars (9-8, 0-4) and Seton Hall as the lone Big East teams
without a conference victory.
Providence held a 59-58 lead with 3:23 remaining before Douby
scored seven straight points to give Rutgers the lead for good.
The Friars got to within 66-65 when Ryan Gomes stole the ball
and hit a layup with 42.7 seconds left. But Rutgers' Ricky Shields
and Marquis Webb then hit two foul shots apiece, making it 70-65
with 19 seconds left.
Rutgers won the game at the foul line, hitting 21-of-28 free
throws in the second half and 23-of-30 for the game, while
Providence was 7-for-9.
Dwight Brewington had 18 points for Providence. Gomes, who
entered the contest as the league's second leading scorer at 20.4
points per game, had a second straight sub-par offensive outing
with 14 points on 6-for-18 shooting.