Marshon Brooks Leads Friars To Victory Over Rutgers
Brooks sets record, Providence beats Rutgers 75-74
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Marshon Brooks scored 28 points and
broke the Big East single-season scoring record with 468 points in
his final Providence home game, leading the Friars to a
come-from-behind victory over Rutgers, 75-74.
On the game's crucial possession, Brooks lifted a finger-roll
over a Rutgers defender to break a 73-73 tie with 30 seconds
remaining. Rutgers guard Mike Coburn missed a foul shot at the
other end to seal the victory.
Vincent Council and Gerard Coleman added 15 points each for the
Friars (15-16, 4-14). Gilvydas Biruta led the Scarlet Knights
(14-16, 5-13) with 21 points.
Having set the Big East single-game scoring record with 52
points against Notre Dame on Feb. 23, Brooks entered Saturday's
game with 440 points in 17 Big East games this season, 22 points
shy of Connecticut's Donyell Marshall's 462 points in the 1993-94
Big East season.
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