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Big East Tournament - Notre Dame Defeats Rutgers 69-61 - Recap

Pat Connaughton scored 21 points leading Notre Dame to a 69-61 victory over Rutgers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

Notre Dame was a favorite by 7.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

Tom Knight had 18 points for Notre Dame and Jerian Grant chipped in with 11 points. Jerian Grant had 5 assists for them, while Jack Cooley was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Rutgers got an 18-point performance from Austin Johnson, who was supported by 18 points from Myles Mack. Dane Miller had 4 assists in a losing cause for Rutgers, while Kadeem Jack grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Notre Dame were victorious, as the score was 33-19 at the break.

Notre Dame won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-34.