Rutgers Loses At Notre Dame, 76-69

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Notre Dame Sneaks By Rutgers, 76-69

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - Ben Hansbrough had 25 points, Scott Martin scored 14 and ninth-ranked Notre Dame fended off Rutgers, 76-69, at the Joyce Center.

Hansbrough added six rebounds and five assists for the Fighting Irish (19-4, 8-3 Big East), who extended their winning streak to five games. Carleton Scott posted a double-double of 12 points and 11 boards in the victory.

Jonathan Mitchell notched 24 points and seven rebounds for the Scarlet Knights (12-11, 3-8), who have dropped four games in a row.

The Rutgers basketball schedule features the Scarlet Knights hosting the No. 12 Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday night (8 p.m.). Next Saturday, Rutgers hosts the Seton Hall Pirates (7 p.m.). The following Saturday, Feb. 19, Rutgers travels to the Syracuse Orange (4 p.m.).

Game recap was provided by Sports Network.


Rutgers Vs. Notre Dame: Scarlet Knight Look For Win At South Bend

(Sports Network) -- The ninth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish have an opportunity to improve their already impressive record, as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights invade the Joyce Center in South Bend for a Big East Conference affair.

Losses in each of its last three outings have dropped Rutgers to 3-7 in Big East action, a mark that clearly overshadows a solid 12-10 overall record. The last two losses have come by a combined total of five points, including Wednesday's 58-56 setback to St. John's on Wednesday. Of the seven true road games that the Scarlet Knights have played, just two have resulted in wins, an obvious reason for concern heading into this evening's affair.

As for the Fighting Irish, their 18-4 record matches the best start under long-time head coach Mike Brey. Each of the last four outings have resulted in victory for Brey's squad, including Thursday's 83-58 road romp over DePaul. Notre Dame, which is 7-3 in Big East action, carries a perfect 13-0 home record into today's affair.

Notre Dame holds a 16-12 series edge over Rutgers, including 11-9 versus the Scarlet Knights in Big East regular-season play.

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