Scores

Final

Providence 79

(9-8, 2-4 Big East)

Rutgers 69

(12-7, 2-4 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, January 25, 2006

    Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    PROV 44 3579
    RUTG 26 4369

    Top Performers

    Providence: H. Hill 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Rutgers: B. Joynes 10 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Providence 79, Rutgers 69

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Donnie McGrath scored 23 points and Herbert Hill came off the bench for 19 as Providence defeated Rutgers 79-69 Wednesday night.

    Sharaud Curry added 12 points and Jonathan Kale 11 for Providence (9-8, 2-4 Big East), which won its second straight while handing Rutgers (12-7, 2-4) its third straight loss and fourth in five games.

    McGrath shot 8-for-11 and Hill was 8-for-9 as Providence shot 60 percent.

    Quincy Douby had 18 for Rutgers, tying the second-lowest total of the year for the Big East's leading scorer. Douby shot just 5-for-20 as Rutgers was 34.4 percent as a team.

    Rutgers went without a field goal over the final 6:37 of the first half, as Providence took a 44-26 halftime lead.

    Leading 33-23, the Friars ran off 11 straight, with Curry scoring seven points on consecutive possessions. He hit a 3-pointer, then came back to convert a four-point play. The run was completed when Douby blocked a layup attempt by Curry, only to have the ball go back to Hill for a slam.

    The Knights climbed back after intermission, closing within 47-39 when a technical on the Providence bench led to two Douby foul shots and a Byron Joynes putback. The Friars responded with a 17-5 run, with Hill scoring six straight Providence points in the midst of the run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PROV
    RUTG
    Points 79 69
    FG Made-Attempted 27-45 (.600) 22-64 (.344)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 11-34 (.324)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 14-22 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 21 5

    2005-06 Season

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