Irish fall to Rutgers, 65-58

Notre Dame was outplayed by a very young Rutgers team that showed up to play. The Irish and Scarlet Knights are both 11-8 overall and 3-3 in the Big East.

This game is a tough one to swallow. Notre Dame could have won this game if they made their free throws (5-13 from the line tonight). I’m sure Mike Brey will be making the team practice their free throws after practice this week so this mistake doesn’t happen again.

Another problem that stuck out to me was their offensive play late in the game. It seemed as if no play calls were made during the final 3 or 4 minutes. They were unorganized and couldn’t find an open shot. Frustrating to see it happen, but you have to give credit to Rutgers who came out to play tonight.

Here’s the box score from the game.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jack Cooley, F 32 4-5 0-0 1-3 4 9 0 1 0 2 3 9
Scott Martin, G 40 5-9 1-2 0-1 1 6 1 1 1 2 2 11
Joey Brooks, G 9 1-1 1-1 0-0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 3
Eric Atkins, G 40 4-14 3-7 4-6 0 2 5 1 0 2 0 15
Jerian Grant, G 34 4-10 1-3 0-1 2 3 7 2 0 3 3 9
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Mike Broghammer, F 2 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tom Knight, F 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Dragicevich, G 11 2-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Pat Connaughton, G-F 29 3-8 1-6 0-0 1 5 0 0 1 0 4 7
TOTALS   FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
    23-52 7-20 5-13 9 29 13 5 4 11 14 58
    44.2% 35.0% 38.5%  
 
Rutgers Scarlet
Knights
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Gilvydas Biruta, F 16 2-7 0-1 5-6 1 5 2 0 0 3 4 9
Derrick Randall, G-F 12 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4
Dane Miller, G-F 32 2-4 0-1 1-2 2 8 2 3 4 2 0 5
Eli Carter, G 37 5-14 3-6 0-2 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 13
Jerome Seagears, G 29 2-8 2-3 4-4 2 3 3 1 0 0 1 10
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Austin Johnson, F-C 25 5-9 0-0 0-0 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 10
Mike Poole, G-F 22 4-6 1-2 0-0 2 5 0 1 0 1 4 9
Kadeem Jack, F 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Myles Mack, G 26 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 2 3 0 0 2 2 5
TOTALS   FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
    24-55 7-15 10-14 9 30 14 5 4 10 19 65
    43.6% 46.7% 71.4%  

Notre Dame will have to wipe this loss off quickly because they face Syracuse, the number 1 team in the country, next Saturday.

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