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The Rutgers Women’s Basketball team did not get off to the start they wanted.The Lady Knights (0-1, 0-0) fell to the Chattanooga Lady Mocs in their season opener at the RAC by a score of 66-53.Junior guard Shrita Parker led the Knights with 10 points and added 5 assists and 3 rebounds.
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.
The Rutgers women's basketball team's season ended after a 71-55 loss to Virginia in the second round of the WNIT Sunday.
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.
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.
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 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.
Though the Rutgers women’s basketball team did not finish with as many wins as it was hoping for during the regular season, it finished in strong fashion with a dominating performance against Michigan.
Senior wing Kahleah Copper scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the year and the Rutgers women's basketball team (17-13, 8-10) dominated Michigan (17-12, 9-9), 72-50, to walk away with the win at Rutgers Athletic Center on Sunday.
The Rutgers women's basketball dropped its third straight contest in a 74-68 loss in over time to Purdue.
With two games to go on the regular season schedule, the Scarlet Knights (16-12, 7-9) will likely need to win out and win at least a game in the Big Ten Conference Tournament, which will tip-off next week, to insure a date to The Big Dance.The final pair of games begins with Purdue (17-10, 8-8) in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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Following its heartbreaking 70-67 loss to No. 25 Michigan State on Thursday night, the Rutgers women’s basketball team had another shot at home on Sunday afternoon against a nationally ranked conference opponent.The Scarlet Knights (16-12, 7-9) hosted No. 6 Maryland (25-3, 14-2) at the Rutgers Athletic Center, and suffered a similar fate against another premier opponent.Rutgers fell to the Terrapins, 73-59, in a game which it was competitive during the first quarter, but let the game get away from them in the second quarter.
Senior forward Kahleah Copper flies in the lane for a lay up in Rutgers' 73-59 against No. 6 Maryland. Copper finished a game-high 23 points in defeat.
Junior guard Tyler Scaife dribbles against two defenders in the Knights’ 73-59 loss to No. 6 Maryland on Sunday at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team got their second crack this season at No. 25 Michigan State on Thursday night, this time hosting the Spartans at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
The Rutgers women's basketball team suffered a 70-67 loss after being outscored 29-17 in the fourth quarter.