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The magic was there, if only for a second. The Rutgers men’s basketball team, less than 24 hours removed from its first Big Ten Tournament win, was riding the momentum of a monumental victory early on in its second round matchup with Northwestern.Issa Thiam looked like Reggie Miller, living up to his sharpshooter reputation by nailing his first two attempts from three-point range.
Key contributions from its role players had a big part in Rutgers defeating Ohio State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, its first ever win in the competition.
It took everything they had, every last ounce of energy squeezed out of a team who, for the most part, left it all out on the court all season.Coming off a dramatic win to close the regular season, the Rutgers men’s basketball team had some added momentum heading into the Big Ten Tournament, but the odds of it earning its firs ever win in the competition remained slim.The 14th seeded Scarlet Knights, coming off another last place finish in the regular season, was a heavy underdog to 11th seed Ohio State.
The 14th-seeded Rutgers men's basketball team (14-17, 3-15) faces 11th seed Ohio State (17-14, 7-11) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team showed great improvement in its first season under head coach Steve Pikiell, in large part thanks to a defense that mirrored his intensity.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team concluded its season doing something it’s come close to achieving multiple times in its first year under head coach Steve Pikiell but ultimately fell short — it won a close game with clutch plays down the stretch.The Scarlet Knights (14-17, 3-15) defeated Illinois (18-13, 8-10) 63-59 Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center, closing its regular season off strong.
Behind a game-winning three from junior forward Deshawn Freeman, Rutgers men's basketball team (14-17, 3-15) defeated Illinois (18-13, 8-10) 62-59 on Senior Day at the Rutgers Athletic Center Saturday.
Graduate transfer center C.J. Gettys and walk-on guard Khalil Batie will be honored on Saturday, when the Rutgers men's basketball team (13-17, 2-15) hosts a red-hot Illinois (18-12, 8-9) on Senior Day at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
Welcome to the first ever edition of the Rutgers Roundup, a weekly segment in which we reflect on what happened surrounding Scarlet Knights athletics over the past seven days before acknowledging top performances during the span with our Targum awards.
Six games into the Big Ten portion of its schedule, the Rutgers women’s basketball team sat at 3-3 in conference play, including a dominant 16-point victory over Wisconsin, in which the Scarlet Knights tied a program record for three-pointers made in a game.Ever since that point, things have gone down hill for the Knights (6-24, 3-14), as they closed out their season with an 11th straight loss, the final one being a XX-XX defeat at the hands of the Badgers (ssssss) in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday.Heading into the tournament, despite double-digit consecutive losses, junior guard Shrita Parker remained positive about the postseason, saying that she believed that Rutgers could make some noise in the tournament, given that it is March, a month famous for the unexpected in college basketball.“Everything happens in March.
The Rutgers men's basketball team's tandem in the paint of senior center C.J. Gettys and junior forward Deshawn Freeman are mainly known for being the engine that drives the Scarlet Knights' top 10 total rebounding attack and No. 3 offensive rebounding force this season. But for the first 20 minutes of action against Maryland on Tuesday night, the front-court tandem known as Ghost Gang made its presence felt elsewhere — on the scoreboard.
More than a month has passed since the Rutgers men’s basketball team faced Maryland in College Park. In between that meeting and Tuesday’s contest between the sides held at the Rutgers Athletic Center, the Scarlet Knights continued to struggle, with their first ever Big Ten road win the only victory in the eight games since last facing the Terrapins.As for the visitors, they’ve seen the momentum of a program-record 20-2 start come to a screeching halt, dropping three straight and 5 of their last 7 games. But even despite the change in trajectory for the Terrapins from the two games, it felt like nothing had changed on Tuesday night.The Knights hung on tight in the first half just as they did in College Park, entering the locker room down just four despite shooting 10 percent worse than the Terps and losing the rebounding battle.And just as it went in College Park, Maryland opened a big lead in the second half, bursting out of the gates with a 10-2 run, blowing up its lead to as much as 22 en route to handily defeating Rutgers 79-59 in the penultimate game of the regular season.“We didn’t play the way I wanted to play today,” said head coach Steve Pikiell.
The Rutgers men's basketball team (13-16, 2-14) hosts Maryland (22-7, 10-6) in both team's penultimate regular season game.
Whatever hope the Rutgers women’s basketball team had of salvaging a tumultuous regular season with an upset over No. 12 Ohio State was quickly diminished, as the Buckeyes (25-5, 15-1) dominated the Scarlet Knights (6-23, 3-13) in all facets of the game en route to a 73-45 victory at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Sunday.Ohio State used a dominating press to force 21 turnovers and completely erase any offensive tempo Rutgers hoped to gain.“We had about 10 seconds on the shot clock (by the time the offense was set up). It shouldn't have been that difficult, but it was,” said head coach C.
The Rutgers men's basketball team (13-16, 2-14) suffered a 68-64 loss to Michigan (18-10, 8-7) due to continued struggles down the stretch.
In the midst of an 8-game losing streak, the Rutgers women’s basketball team will look to halt that skid and score an upset victory when the Scarlet Knights (6-21, 3-11) visit Northwestern Thursday night at 7 p.m.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team is heading into the home stretch of its season.After playing 10 of their first 15 conference games away from the friendly confines of the Rutgers Athletic Center, the Scarlet Knights close out their season with a three-game homestand.“No team has been on the road like we have so it’s nice to come home for a few days and practice and shoot on the court you’ve been on all year long,” said head coach Steve Pikiell.
The Rutgers men's basketball team (13-15, 2-13) fell to Northwestern (20-7, 9-5) after a late collapse in Evanston.
The Rutgers men's basketball team travels to Evanston to take on Northwestern Saturday.
Looking to end a six-game losing streak, the Rutgers women’s basketball team took on Purdue at the Rutgers Athletic Center Wednesday night.