Rutgers vs. Notre Dame: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Rutgers vs. Notre Dame: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Rutgers 61
(15-16, 4-9 away)
(24) Notre Dame 69
(24-8, 19-2 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
9:45PM ET / 6:45PM PT, March 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Rutgers 19 42 61
Notre Dame 33 36 69
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Rutgers M Mack 18 K Jack 7 D Miller 4
Notre Dame P Connaughton 21 J Cooley 9 J Grant 5

Rutgers allowed 30 points from three-point territory to Notre Dame and fell to the Fighting Irish 69-61 in the second round of the Big East Tournament on Wednesday, Mar. 13. The Scarlet Knights now have a record of 1-9 versus AP-ranked teams this season. Myles Mack put up 18 points and four rebounds in a losing effort. Austin Johnson had a career-high 18 points and added six rebounds. Pat Connaughton finished with a season-high 21 points for the Fighting Irish, making six of eight from three-point range. Rutgers (15-16) finished the regular season 12th in the Big East with a 5-13 record in conference play. To get to the second round, Rutgers outplayed DePaul (76-57).

Rutgers Game Notes

  • Rutgers started 15-16 during the 2010 and 2009 seasons (since 1996).
  • Prior to this game, Rutgers played 46 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 7-39.
  • Rutgers has lost 80 percent of the time this season (2-8) after recording five or fewer steals.
  • The Scarlet Knights have lost 75 percent of the time this season (4-12) after having a field goal percentage of 41.9 percent or worse.
  • Rutgers set a season low for turnovers (six).
  • The Scarlet Knights have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past four games.
  • The top two scorers (Austin Johnson and Myles Mack) accounted for 59.0 percent of the points.
  • Kadeem Jack has led the team in rebounding in 11 out of 31 games this season.
  • Myles Mack has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Austin Johnson had career highs with 18 points and eight field goals made.

Notre Dame Game Notes

  • Pat Connaughton accounted for 30.4 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Tom Knight and Jack Cooley) accounted for 46.1 percent of the rebounds.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Pat Connaughton's career.
RU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMyles Mack361843101
AAustin Johnson281860111
B+Kadeem Jack211070001
BJerome Seagears33923010
CMike Poole26451100
CDane Miller20014112
C-Wally Judge15212001
DMalick Kone11010000
-Derrick Randall10000100
ND PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
APat Connaughton372132001
ATom Knight291890011
B+Jerian Grant351145103
B+Garrick Sherman16441010
BEric Atkins37713101
C+C. Biedscheid11421101
CJack Cooley25290001
-Zach Auguste10210101

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