Thursday, March 16, 2006

St. Joes (Philly) ends RU’s season 71-62
Coach Waters' resignation goes into effect

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The Scarlet Knights fell behind early and struggled to make it a game in the second half. Much of the come back by the RU squad can be attributed to Quincy Douby who seemed to score every time he shot after the break. Of course, one of the reasons the Scarlet fell behind in the first half is because Douby had trouble getting the ball in the hoop. Unfortunately, as has happened in several of Rutgers’ loses this year, Douby had little help on the offense. Marquis Webb did his usual good job on defense, but he had little help in the first half.

Rutgers fell behind by 17 points in the first half but fought back. They narrowed it to 8 points and then fell behind again by 17 before narrowing things once more to just 4 points.

St. Joes went from the 11:33 mark to nearly 2 minutes left without a basket in the second half as RU picked up its team defense.

Quincy Douby finished the night with 30 points. He ends his junior year having tallied 839 points, a new single season scoring record for Rutgers.

(Game Story and stats here.)

Rutgers ends the season with a 19-14 record. With Coach Gary Waters having submitted his resignation some four weeks ago, the rumor has it that Associate Head Coach Fred Hill is in line to become the next head coach.

St. Joseph’s will host Hofstra in Philadelphia on Monday night.

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