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The last time the Rutgers men’s basketball team faced Nebraska, it saw its both its season and an era come to an end.An 89-72 loss to the Cornhuskers in the first round of last season’s Big Ten Tournament marked the end of Eddie Jordan’s three-year return to Piscataway to serve as the head coach of his alma mater, where he shone as a leader in the Scarlet Knights’ greatest ever season in 1976.Fast forward 325 days, the Knights host Nebraska Saturday at noon in the same venue they suffered a 90-56 blowout to the Huskers a little more than a year ago in what was the fourth loss of a program-record 17 game skid.
There won’t be harder game on the schedule for the Rutgers women’s basketball team as they head to College Park to take on No. 3 Maryland on Sunday afternoon.
The Rutgers men's basketball team was faced with its most rugged inside presence to date when it fell late to Seton Hall in the Garden State Hardwood Classic.Engineered by Angel Delgado and Ismael Sanogo, the Pirates asserted their dominance inside early and often as they were not only out-rebounding the Scarlet Knights—who entered the game as one of the nation's best on the boards—but also aided in drawing quick fouls on all four of the Knights' rotational bigs.Just under four minutes into the game, head coach Steve Pikiell went deeper into his bench than usual, calling upon sophomore forward Ibrahima Diallo, who had logged a total of 26 minutes across four game appearances to that point in the season. But Diallo proved to be more than just a body to eat minutes in the front court, as he scored two points, pulled down four rebounds and blocked three shots in his first extended run of the season.
In its last game against Michigan State, the Rutgers women's basketball team was unable to come back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Coming off its most impressive victory of the season, the Rutgers women’s basketball team will look to keep the momentum going when Iowa comes to Piscataway for a 7 p.m.
Anything can happen at the Rutgers Athletic Center.Coming off a 20-point over No. 11 Ohio State, Michigan State may have been the hottest team in the Big Ten entering its meeting with the Rutgers women’s basketball team Saturday afternoon.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team dropped the first four contests of its Big Ten schedule, a contrast from a non-conference slate that brought hope back to the program’s fans as stark as the difference in talent level between the two parts of the season.The Scarlet Knights jumped from cruising the second-weakest schedule in non-conference play according to analytical website KenPom.com for the most part to diving into an onslaught of obstacles and picking up results they’ve become all too familiar with over the past two years.But while they’ve gone 0-4 through their first four Big Ten games and failed to win their first ever Big Ten road game in three opportunities, the Knights have shown the ability to bounce back and remain resilient in the first true wave of adversity they’ve faced under head coach Steve Pikiell.“We’re playing an awfully tough schedule,” the first-year head coach said before practice on Tuesday.
Mike Williams has been praised by teammates and first-year head coach Steve Pikiell all throughout the process of his solid season, but Wednesday marked the biggest endorsement he’s received to date as he was named a co-captain of the Scarlet Knights, joining fellow junior Deshawn Freeman as the official leaders of the team.
One game removed from one of their best shooting performances ever, the Rutgers women’s basketball team couldn’t find any success behind the arc and were blown out by Illinois, 78-41 in Champaign Saturday afternoon.The story of the game was Illini freshman Petra Holešínská, who dropped xx points.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team is a completely different group than the one that started the season.The Scarlet Knights tied a Rutgers Athletic Center record for most three-pointers made in a game, draining 11 shots from range en route to a convincing 68-52 victory over Wisconsin on Wednesday night.Rutgers (5-11) was able to force 22 turnovers and the Badgers (5-10) did not have a single player in double figures.The Knights shot an unprecedented 50 percent from the field, including 58 percent from three-point range.Sophomore guard KK Sanders continues to emerge as a star player for the Knights, as she had a game-high 16 points and proved her point guard skill set, dishing out 8 assists and getting 4 steals.
It was the beginning of a new year on Sunday, a day which also appeared to continue the trend of a new era for the Rutgers men’s basketball team.With Penn State, an equally young team looking to climb up the ranks of the Big Ten, visiting the Rutgers Athletic Center, it was the first real chance for the Scarlet Knights to see where they measure with teams in a similar spot, as well as how far they’ve come from a truly disastrous campaign a year ago.For the first 10 minutes, it seemed the Knights left the demons of their first two seasons in the Big Ten behind in 2016.
The last time Corey Sanders stepped on a court in 2016, he was assisted by two team trainers as he limped towards the locker room of the Kohl Center midway through the Rutgers men’s basketball team’s loss to No. 14 Wisconsin.
Judging by the way the beginning of the season went, some began to worry that the Rutgers women’s basketball would struggle to win a Big Ten game this year. Well, the Scarlet Knights did just about everything but struggle on New Years Eve at the Rutgers Athletic Center, as they led from start to finish in a 61-45 victory over Penn State.“I thought that we played well, played hard, played together,” said head coach C.
No. 14 Wisconsin (12-2) led from the moment it scored their first bucket two minutes in until the final horn sounded on a comfortable 72-52 win over Rutgers (11-3) at the Kohl Center.
Rutgers (11-2) opens Big Ten play against the Badgers (11-2) Tuesday night at the Kohl Center in Madison, the third consecutive game away from the friendly confines of the Rutgers Athletic Center for the Knights.
NEWARK, N.J. — Seton Hall used a pair of runs — a 17-9 sequence in the first eight minutes to retake the lead and a 21-8 one in the final six to maintain it — to hold its visitors away, sealing a fourth-straight win over Rutgers in the form of a 72-61 instant classic.
The Rutgers men's basketball team travels to the Prudential Center Friday night to face Seton Hall to fill in the next chapter of a state rivalry with a long history stacked to the brim with close games, wild finishes and often times strange circumstances and events.
The Rutgers and Seton Hall men’s basketball teams face off at the Prudential Center Friday night at 6:30 p.m.
NEW YORK —
The Rutgers men's basketball team (11-1) dominated Fordham (5-7) in most statistical categories at the World’s Most Famous Arena — on the backboards (51-22), in the paint (42-24), from the field (49-32 percent) — en route to a 68-53 win.