- At the 2:17 mark of the first half Mike Rosario tries to save a loose ball on the sideline next to special, high spender seats and ends up jumping into the third row. Maybe the track team needs a hurdler.
- Deposed Athletic Director Bob Mulcahy was sitting next to new interim AD Carl Kirschner, center court, three rows up.
- JR Inman had a pass from Earl Pettis, that was threaded between two guys, go off his hands and out of bounds instead of what could have been an easy dunk in transition.
- After Rutgers had made a run to bring it within seven, 70-63, Fred Hill sat down Corey Chandler and left Rosario as the only threat on the court for a 1:15 stretch.
- Rosario started putting up shots from everywhere when the game got close (or "chucking" as the kids call it). His Pièce de résistance was a 30-footer from the edge of the block 'R'. In the post game press-conference, he admitted as such, saying : "I thought that I had a lot of time but as you can see my teammates live and die with the shots that I take. Those are shots I work on everyday in practice. If I have an opportunity to shoot it and coach wants me to, so I pulled it and it didn't go."
RU's assist to turnover ratio for the game: 9-17
Both teams were ugly from beyond the arc. Marquette shot 2-13 and Rutgers was 6-20.
Mike Rosario is now 12-38 in his last two games
RU won the battle of the boards, 39-28
Wesley Matthews was perfect, 10-10, from the field.
Haywood, Matthews, James and McNeal scored 40 of Marquette's 44 second half points
Marquette outscored RU 21-9 on the break.
Rutgers had 18 second half points, off of 14 offensive rebounds. Marquette had just 2 points on 8 offensive boards.