Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Rutgers defeats Penn State, 76-71
Douby ties season scoring record

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Led by Quincy Douby’s 32 points, the Scarlet Knights defeated the Nittany Lions in State College, PA. The Lions didn’t make it easy, however.

RU opened a big lead of 52-33 early in the second half with Douby and Marquis Webb drilling the basket from 3-point land. Penn State’s full-court press and some sloppy ball handling (PSU forced RU to commit 19 turnovers) allowed the Lions to creep back to within 6 with 2:20 left in the game. Douby put an end to that with a 3 and then a couple of free throws to put the game out of reach.

Rutgers opened its big lead in the first half. Trailing 14-13, Marquis Webb started a 14-0 run putting RU ahead for good midway through the first half.

Douby was 8 for 14 from beyond the arc. With the 32-point effort, he ties Bob Lloyd’s single season scoring record of 809. With at least one more game to be played, Douby appears on his way to erasing that old mark.

Marquis Webb scored 17 points for the Scarlet Knights. He was 3 of 7 from 3-point range. J.R. Inman returned to action after having a broken leg earlier this season. Inman played 6 minutes scoring 5 points.

Travis Parker had 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Ben Lubber was 5-of-9 from 3-point range and had 17 points for Penn State.

(Game Story and stats here.)

Rutgers next faces St. Joes of Philadelphia in Philly on Thursday.

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