Final OT

Seton Hall 61

(10-10, 2-7 Big East)

Rutgers 62

(8-12, 2-8 Big East)

    7:30 PM ET, February 8, 2005

    Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

    1 2 OT T
    HALL 22 31 861
    RUTG 26 27 962

    Top Performers

    Seton Hall: J. Allen 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Rutgers: Q. Douby 19 Pts, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Pirates at a loss after call

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Quincy Douby hit a free throw with no time left on the clock after a controversial foul call on the last shot of overtime to give Rutgers a 62-61 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday night, snapping the Scarlet Knights' five-game losing streak.

    Douby took an inbounds pass with 4.1 seconds to play and the score tied, dribbled a couple of times, stopped and faked Seton Hall guard Donald Copeland off his feet. Copeland leaned back to avoid any major contact as Douby leaned in and shot. The ball bounced off the rim and everyone expected a second overtime.

    However, official Les Jones called a foul on Copeland, stunning the Pirates player and coach Louis Orr.

    Referee Tim Higgins went to the scorer's table to review the play to make sure Douby had released the shot before the horn. Higgins confirmed that he did, and Douby got two free throws. He missed the first to groans from the sellout crowd and then swished the second to win the game.

    Rutgers players hugged. Seton Hall players threw their hands in the air. The officials ran off the court.

    Douby, who did not start the game in a lineup change, finished with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting and four steals. Juel Wiggan added 11 points for Rutgers (8-12, 2-8 Big East).

    John Allen had 20 points and Kelly Whitney added 13 for Seton Hall (10-10, 2-7). The loss was the Pirates' third straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 61 62
    FG Made-Attempted 24-52 (.462) 23-56 (.411)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 10-18 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 12

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