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.