DePaul vs. Rutgers: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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DePaul vs. Rutgers: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
DePaul 57
(11-21, 4-9 away)
Rutgers 76
(15-15, 11-7 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT, March 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
DePaul 31 26 57
Rutgers 32 44 76
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
DePaul C Melvin 25 B Young 4 B Young 4
Rutgers W Judge 20 W Judge 10 D Miller 4

On Tuesday, Mar. 12, Rutgers shot 61.1 percent from the floor and easily got past DePaul 76-57 in the first round of the Big East Tournament. Rutgers enjoyed a small 32-31 lead at halftime, but turned it on in the second half to blow DePaul out. The Scarlet Knights even the season series against DePaul at 1-1 with the win. Wally Judge got a season-high 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights, earning a double-double. Myles Mack had 19 points and added four rebounds (4 Ast 3 Stl). For the Blue Demons, Cleveland Melvin finished with a game-high 25 points and two rebounds. DePaul (11-21) finished the regular season 15th in the Big East with a 2-16 conference record.

Rutgers Game Notes

  • The last time Rutgers started the season 15-15 was 2009.
  • Rutgers beat the spread by 16 points. That makes the 14th time this season the Scarlet Knights have beaten the spread.
  • The Scarlet Knights have won every game this season (7-0) after recording 76 or more total points.
  • Rutgers has won 88 percent of the time this season (7-1) when opponents record 57 or fewer total points.
  • Rutgers has won 75 percent of the time this season (9-3) after holding an opponent to under 41.5 percent field goal percentage.
  • The Scarlet Knights set a season high for field goal percentage (61.1).
  • The last time Rutgers had a field goal percentage of 61.1 percent or higher was Nov 17, 2011 against Sacred Heart.
  • Rutgers set a season low for free throws made (four).
  • The top two scorers (Wally Judge and Myles Mack) accounted for 51.3 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Wally Judge and Jerome Seagears) accounted for 47.2 percent of the rebounds.
  • Wally Judge has led the team in scoring four times and in rebounding 12 times in 30 games this season.
  • Myles Mack has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Jerome Seagears has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Jerome Seagears had a career high with seven defensive rebounds.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Wally Judge's career.
  • Wally Judge recorded a double-double. It was his third this season and fifth of his career.
  • Wally Judge had career highs with nine field goals made and a 100 percent field goal percentage.

DePaul Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Blue Demons losing streak to seven games.
  • Cleveland Melvin accounted for 43.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Cleveland Melvin has led the team in scoring 14 times in 32 games this season.
  • Brandon Young has led the team in rebounding four times in 32 games this season.
  • This marks the 28th 20-point game of Cleveland Melvin's career.
  • Cleveland Melvin has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Brandon Young has 14 straight double-digit point games.
DEP PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+C. Melvin302520001
B+Brandon Young291544102
C+Worrel Clahar32933103
CC. McKinney23232202
CMoses Morgan8220011
D+Jamee Crockett24212202
D+Donnavan Kirk22230001
-Montray Clemons10001010
-D. Robertson Jr.8000010
-D. McDonald4010000
-Peter Ryckbosch4010000
-Edwind McGhee3000000
RU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Wally Judge2820101023
A+Myles Mack361944302
A+Jerome Seagears351574101
BDerrick Randall12430100
C+Austin Johnson12411000
C+Mike Poole22821002
CDane Miller26034122
CKadeem Jack20430012
-Malick Kone7010102

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