Monday, March 5, 2007

Rutgers weekend round-up

After junior duo Matee Ajavon and Essence Carson led the Rutgers women’s basketball team to a 63-55 quarterfinal win over DePaul in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals, the Scarlet Knights (20-8) prepare for tonight’s semifinal match-up with Marquette at 8 p.m. at the Hartford Civic Center.

Ajavon netted a game-high 21 points while Carson chipped in 18, fresh off being named the Big East Defender of the Year for the second straight season, as the Scarlet Knights held off the sharp-shooting Blue Demons after dropping their first meeting earlier in the season. Marquette beat Pittsburgh 61-51 to advance. In the other section of the bracket, Louisville will face top-seeded Connecticut in the 6 p.m. game.

For more information on Rutgers’ tournament run, visit Rutgers Women's Basketball.

In other basketball news over the weekend, the men’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a tough loss to Notre Dame Saturday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center in front of a sold-out crowd of 8,011. The Scarlet Knights finished the season 10-19 (3-13 in the Big East).

On Senior Day, it was Marquis Webb and Adrian Hill who stepped up for RU. Hill finished his career with his fourth career double-double, leading the team with 16 points and a game-high 18 rebounds. Webb chipped in 13 points. Read more at
Men's Basketball

The baseball team gave head coach Fred Hill the 750th win with the Scarlet Knights with a 9-5 win over No. 14 Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon. Rutgers had dropped the first two games in the series before pulling out the win in the finale. Senior Tim Querns was hot, going 3-for-3 with five RBIs in the win. For more baseball news, click here.

The Rutgers softball team went 2-2 over the weekend, splitting their games at the UNC Tournament in Chapel Hill with wins over Appalachian State and Liberty. Read more in Softball.

The men’s lacrosse team fell to 1-1 on the early season with a 7-5 loss to No. 14 Delaware Saturday in Newark. More men's lacrosse news here.

In women’s lacrosse news, the Scarlet Knights registered the 15-12 win over Delaware at home to improve to 3-0 on the season for the first time since 1990. More about the game here.

The diving teams saw strong performances from several athletes as Rutgers hosted the Zone Championships this weekend. Andre Watson finished sixth on the one-meter board, while on the women’s side took 17th on the three-meter board. All swimming and diving coverage can be found at Swimming and Diving.

The men’s track and field finished in a three-way tie at the IC4A competition this weekend, as the women tied for 21st at the ECAC meet. More about the meets at ECAC/IC4As.

The wrestling team finished its season at the EIWA Championships Saturday, taking 11th place in the team standings while junior Mike Whalen posted sixth place individually. For more visit EIAW Championships.

The Rutgers gymnastics team (13-2) posted its highest team score of the season to pick up a 192.575-190.350 win over Cornell in the team’s last home meet of the season. The rest of your gymnastics news can be found at Gymnastics.