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Long after Rutgers men’s basketball fans have filed out of the Louis Brown Athletic Center and media have finished their postgame stories, Kadeem Jack can still be found working on his game.Whether it’s shooting, running wind sprints or other basketball drills, the senior sometimes stays past midnight perfecting his craft on the RAC’s hardwood.
Donning his traditional attire — a red practice jersey and black gym shorts — Myles Mack sits innocently on baseline bleachers inside the Louis Brown Athletic Center, slowly coming to grips with the end of a rollercoaster ride.The senior guard speaks about his growth as a player, his unwavering commitment to the Rutgers men's basketball team and the lifelong memories he has made in four seasons in Piscataway.
After the Mike Rice scandal in 2013, senior forward Kadeem Jack had 10 teams recruiting him to transfer, but he remained loyal to Rutgers.
Little by little, the resolve of the Rutgers men’s basketball team has been tested and little by little, that resolve has deteriorated.Any fight remaining seemed to disappear last Sunday when the Scarlet Knights fell to Indiana in Piscataway by 30 points and players began to vent their frustrations.
Freshman forward D.J. Foreman dropped a career-high 15 points, but it wasn't enough to give Rutgers its first win since Jan.11.
Slumped over on a cushioned locker-room chair, with his head sagging beneath nearly a dozen reporters, Myles Mack couldn't deny the truth.Minutes earlier, Rutgers head men's basketball coach Eddie Jordan swore that the team's latest embarrassment — a 30-point home drubbing by Indiana — didn't signal the white flag from his troops.The Scarlet Knights previously echoed much of the same throughout the program's first double-digit losing streak in 27 years, pointing to their camaraderie, poise and perseverance as reasons to stay positive.But Sunday's blowout in Piscataway pushed Mack over the edge."It's really hard.
Senior guard Myles Mack aims to put an end to the misery of an 11-game skid that has taken its toll on the team for the last month and a half.
The Louis Brown Athletic Center was rocking, players in Rutgers jerseys were flying around the floor and just about everything else was quickly falling into place for the home team.With 10:49 remaining in Sunday's first half, the Rutgers men's basketball team led Indiana, 16-14.
Senior forward Kadeem Jack pushes to the rim Sunday night against Indiana. He was held to six points on 2-of-7 shooting in the 84-54 loss.
Eddie Jordan’s statement to his starting lineup following the Rutgers men’s basketball team’s embarrassing defeat at Iowa last Thursday was crystal clear.Play better or risk being pulled five minutes into the game.
Junior center Greg Lewis throws down a two-hand slam on Sunday night at the RAC. Despite the positive prospects of a career-high 13 points, Lewis' efforts were overshadowed by an 84-54 drubbing at the hands of the Hoosiers.
If it feels like the Rutgers men's basketball team hasn't won in a while, it's because it hasn't.The Scarlet Knights have now gone 39 days without a victory since the program's historic upset over then-No.
In what was arguably the Knights' worst loss of the season, Kadeem Jack was a non-factor in last night's 81-47 dismantling at Iowa. The senior forward managed just two points on 1-of-7 shooting from the field.
The Rutgers men's basketball team's shooting woes are a contagious problem, so much so that head coach Eddie Jordan says the Scarlet Knights aren't consistently converting shots even in practice these days."We do a lot of shooting in our warm-ups, throughout the practice and different types of shooting," Jordan said Monday during his weekly teleconference.
After logging the second-most minutes (937) in the Big Ten through all 26 games this season, senior guard Myles Mack returns to the floor after a seven-day break looking to snap a nine-game losing skid.
As the temperatures across the New Brunswick and Piscataway areas continue to drop, there is one place where things are heating up at the perfect time.The Rutgers women’s basketball team, in the confines of their home court in the Louis Brown Athletic Center, has been playing some of its strongest basketball in recent weeks.
Nobody said it was going to be easy.It’s a message that’s understood by every player and coach on the Rutgers men’s basketball team and one that head coach Eddie Jordan repeats on the jumbotron every home game during the Scarlet Knights’ team introduction video.That message, of course, refers to rebuilding a Rutgers program reduced to scraps nearly two years ago following the infamous Mike Rice scandal.The incident saw the team’s head coach, athletic director and majority of top players depart leaving an already struggling program tarnished and without guidance.
Coming off of its bounce back victory against Purdue last Saturday, the Rutgers women’s basketball team will look to build a new win streak starting tonight against Illinois.The Scarlet Knights (19-6, 10-4) have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, including a six-game winning streak during that span.With only four games remaining in the regular season, every game is critical now for tournament play and postseason seeding.
While the Knights dropped nine-straight, all has been calm within the Rutgers locker room. Senior guard Myles Mack said the team's chemistry hasn't wavered.
Junior wing Kahleah Copper poured in 24 points on Sunday in the Knights rout of Purdue at the RAC. Rutgers hopes to avoid a slip-up against upset-minded Illinois when the two schools matchup tonight.