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Briyona Canty arrived on campus as a prized recruit in the summer of 2011, poised to restore promise in Rutgers women’s basketball after the memory of the Scarlet Knights’ Final Four run in 2006 had long since faded.Fresh off capturing the New Jersey Non-Public B crown her senior year at Trenton Catholic Academy, Canty emerged the No.1 guard and No.6 overall player in the nation, according to ESPNU HoopGurlz 100, scoring 17.9 points per game.It appeared Rutgers was destined to return to prominence, with Canty serving as catalyst to a recruiting class that included 2015 WNBA Draft pick Betnijah Laney.Canty had the world at her fingertips, but the world had other plans.Three months before she had an opportunity to play a collegiate game, a preseason physical conducted by team doctors revealed an irregularity in Canty’s heartbeat, sending her family into a puzzled spin.“I just was shocked,” Canty said.
For the first time in a long time, Piscataway had a buzz. And it all correlated back to center court of the Rutgers Athletic Center.
The Rutgers women's basketball team's season ended after a 71-55 loss to Virginia in the second round of the WNIT Sunday.
Rutgers will hire Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell as its next head men's basketball coach, according to NJ Advance Media's Steve Politi. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports also reported the news minutes later.The two reports broke on Saturday morning, ending a nine-day search for Eddie Jordan's replacement. As it awaits formal approval from the Board of Governors, a decision that can come as early as Monday, the hire is not yet official. Gannett New Jersey's Jerry Carino reported hours later on Saturday afternoon, citing "a source with knowledge of Pikiell's situation," that Pikiell will earn an annual salary of $1.6 million over the span of a five-year contract.A source close to the program with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Targum last Thursday that Jordan had been dismissed from his post after three years in Piscataway, confirming Rothstein's initial breaking report before the University published a news release two hours later citing Athletic Director Patrick Hobbs.Pikiell, 48, went 192-156 overall in 11 seasons at Stony Brook.
A lay-up from senior forward Kahleah Copper with 0.4 seconds remaining was enough for Rutgers (19-14) as it escaped the Rutgers Athletic Center with a 57-55 win over Georgetown in the first round of the WNIT.
INDIANAPOLIS — Rutgers has fired Eddie Jordan after three years as the head men's basketball coach, a source close to the program with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Targum.Jordan met with the team on Tuesday shortly after he was notified of the decision, according to the source, who requested anonymity because no formal announcement had been made by the University at the time this story was initially published.Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports first broke the story on Tuesday afternoon.
Freshman guard Corey Sanders said he's coming back to Piscataway next year after the Rutgers men's basketball season was ended with an 89-72 loss to Nebraska in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS — As Eddie Jordan paced through the bowels of Bankers Life Field House and climbed his way to the top of the podium, the position was all too familiar.With two senior captains, center Greg Lewis and guard Bishop Daniels, following their third-year head coach onto the stage, Jordan took a seat and waited.Standing roughly 4 feet above the ground floor and overseeing the scattered members of the media in attendance, the blank stares symbolized the same story that has summed up the Rutgers men's basketball team's entire 2015-16 season.As soon as the Scarlet Knights swooped into Indianapolis, they abruptly left it.
The Rutgers women's basketball team left the Big Ten Tournament with just one win, leaving the Knights with under 20 wins and without a signature victory on the season. With that resume, it is likely that Rutgers will miss out on receiving a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
After snapping its 17-game losing streak the Rutgers men's basketball team will look to extend its season further in the Big Ten Tournament. In the first round the Knights are matched up with Nebraska, who beat them by more than 20 points in both of their meetings this season.
Mike Williams wouldn't let it happen again.As the Rutgers men's basketball team honored its four seniors on Saturday in the regular season finale at the Rutgers Athletic Center, the sophomore guard stepped up and took the reins of the Scarlet Knights' offense.The result, a 75-52 throttling of Minnesota by Rutgers in front of 4,473 at the RAC, relieved the Knights (7-24, 1-17) from the agony of their program-record losing streak of 17 games — 32 in Big Ten play — finally came to an end and in dominant fashion.But there was more to it than that to Williams. His career-high 29 points, fueled by his trigger-happy shot selection from beyond the 3-point arc, proved to be the explosive played Rutgers needed to blow the undermanned Golden Gophers (8-22, 2-16) and return to the win column for the first time since Dec.
The Rutgers men's basketball team defeated Minnesota 75-52 to earn its first Big Ten conference game of the season Saturday.
For 20 minutes, the Rutgers women’s basketball had complete at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Friday night.. But then Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell staged a record-setting shooting exhibition, turning the Scarlet Knights (18-14, 9-11) Cinderella storyline to a pumpkin, assisted by the Knights turning the ball over a season-high, 24 times.Mitchell poured in 43 points to lift the Buckeyes (24-6, 15-5) over Rutgers 73-60 in the Big Ten Tournament’s quarterfinal round Friday night after the Knights held from the tip to midway through the third quarter.Rutgers jumped out to a 10-2 run and staved off a Buckeyes run to close the first quarter with a 14-10 lead.And then the duel began.Sophomore guard Tyler Scaife and senior wing Kahleah Copper staged a shootout for the duration of the first half and when the dust settled at the break, Mitchell had 18 points, while Scaife and Copper countered with 16 and 13 points respectively.The Knights’ tandem combined accounted for 85 percent of their team’s total in the first two frames, propelling the Rutgers to a 34-30 lead at the half.Head coach C Vivian Stringer was asked about the disparity in distribution of offensive production on her way to the locker room.“The bigs are doing what they need to do,” Stringer told BTN’s Shelley Till.
Change is brewing within the Rutgers women’s basketball team, evidenced in each of the last two games.
Senior wing Kahleah Copper scored 6 of her 17 points in the final six minutes to propel Rutgers to a 16-5 run to finish the game and escape Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a 66-63 win over Nebraska in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team (18-13, 9-10) outscored Nebraska 16-5 in the final seven minutes of the game en route to defeating the Cornhuskers (18-12, 9-10) 66-63 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
The Rutgers men's basketball team (6-24, 0-17) looks to snap its program record 17 game losing streak against Minnesota (8-21, 2-15) Saturday on Senior Day.
The Rutgers softball team (2-11) looks to gain ground on its lackluster start by getting some wins this weekend at the Spartan Classic at UNC—Greensboro.
The Rutgers men's basketball team (6-23, 0-17) were buried by a record performance from Michigan State's Bryn Forbes. The Spartans (24-5, 11-5) outscored the Knights 54-25 in the second half.
The Rutgers women's basketball team will attempt to carry positive momentum into Big Ten Tournament play, beginning with No. 7 seed Nebraska (18-11, 9-9) Thursday in Indianapolis in a second-round matchup.