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Two seniors posted double-doubles to help the Rutgers women's basketball team beat Illinois (8-17, 1-13) in Champaign 63-56, stretching the Scarlet Knights (16-10, 7-7) winning streak to three.Senior wing Kahleah Copper scored a team-high 17 points, and added 10 rebounds to notch her ninth double-double of the season, propelling Rutgers one-step further in its quest for an NCAA Tournament berth at the conclusion of the conference tournament.Senior center Rachel Hollivay scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for her second consecutive double-digit effort.Hollivay expanded her Big Ten Conference lead with four blocked shots, giving the school’s all-time blocks leader 90 swats in 2015-2016.Copper scored 7 of her team's first 9 points, helping the Knights to mount a 16-10 lead after the first quarter. Rutgers doubled the Illini's offensive production in the second quarter, building a 16-point lead as the teams headed to the locker room for halftime.Illinois outscored the Knights in both the third and fourth quarters, but Rutgers held on to get back to .500 in conference play, a point of emphasis for the NCAA Tournament's selection committee.It certainly wasn't the most polished performance put on display by Rutgers this season, but the visitors did enough to win.The Illini out-rebounded the Knights 43-38 and Rutgers turned the ball over 11 times, but Illinois was unable to capitalize on their advantages until it was too late.Junior guard Tyler Scaife dropped 16 points despite an off-night in shooting.Scaife went 5-for-15 from the floor after entering the game with an average field goal percentage of 49.4 percent. Copper was only slightly more efficient, shooting 42.8 percent (6-of-14), but her ability to scrap for rebounds and score when the Knights needed it was what allowed Rutgers to walk away with the win.Illinois center Chatrice White did all she could to keep her team in the game.White scored a game-high 26 points and matched Hollivay with 11 rebounds in defeat. The Illini's next highest scorer, Kyley Simmons, had 10 points and eight assists, proving their failure to really get anyone other than White going offensively.The circumstances appear to be ideal for Knights' head coach C.
On the heels of the most emotional win of the season, the Rutgers women's basketball team will hit the road to take on Illinois (8-16, 1-12) Sunday afternoon with an opportunity to inch closer to NCAA Tournament contention.The Scarlet Knights' (15-10, 5-7) bested Northwestern 61-59 Wednesday night on a last second lay-in from junior guard Tyler Scaife, moving Rutgers up four spots in the latest NCAA RPI rankings to No. 39.Now Rutgers will have a chance to further improve its resume in Champaign against an Illini team the Knights dominated in the first meeting of the season between the schools, 67-54, at Rutgers Athletic Center Jan.
The Rutgers women's basketball team (15-10, 6-7) won its second straight contest Wednesday in a wild finish against Northwestern (14-11, 3-10) on the night head coach C. Vivian Stringer returned to the sidelines.
The Rutgers women's basketball team (14-10, 5-7) hosts Northwestern (14-10, 3-9) after breaking its road skid last Sunday in a win over Penn State in State College.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team was finally able to get on the right track on the road Sunday as it defeated Penn State, 74-62, in Happy Valley.The Scarlet Knights (14-10, 5-7) played efficient basketball from the outset, controlling the pace of play and beating the Lady Lions (8-15, 3-9) at the Bryce Johnson Center.
The Rutgers women's basketball team was unable to surpass its struggles on the road, falling to 1-8 in true away games after falling to Minnesota, 85-71. The Scarlet Knights (13-10, 4-7) now travel to Happy Valley to face Penn State Sunday.
Kahleah Copper had one of her best performances of the year, but it was due to things that don't appear on the stat sheet.
Rutgers ends its four-game losing skid with a 66-56 win over Nebraska. The Knights (13-9, 4-6) woke up after a sluggish start.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team saw their losing streak snapped at four games, as they overcame an early 12 point deficit to comeback and beat the Cornhuskers, 66-56. Shrita Parker, Briyana Canty and Rachel Hollivay were big reasons why.
The Rutgers women's basketball team looks to snap its current four-game losing skid against the team that started it.
Head coach C. Vivian Stringer believes in the character of her team serves as a catalyst for their improvemeant on the floor.
Senior Center Rachel Hollivay posted 13 points and 10 rebounds against Indiana in her last time out on the floor for her third double-double of the season.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team entered Wednesday night’s matchup on the road against Indiana, hoping to end a three-game losing streak.It was going to be a tough task for the Scarlet Knights (12-9, 3-6) to come away victorious in Assembly Hall, where the Hoosiers (13-8, 5-4) had an 8-0 record, making them the only team in the Big Ten to be undefeated at home to this point.
On the strength of a 17-point lead built in the third quarter, No. 7 Ohio State defeated the Rutgers women's basketball team, 67-58, at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Sunday to snap the home win streak of the Scarlet Knights (12-8, 3-5) at eight games.
A tragic accident put Rachel Hollivay's basketball career at risk. Midway through her junior year at Rutgers, she's having her best season since arriving on the Banks.
Senior center Rachel Hollivay is averaging 8.9 points and 8.9 rebounds since posting 14 points and 12 boards against Minnesota Dec. 31. Hollivay leads the Big Ten in blocks with 57.
Rutgers has dominated opposition at the Rutgers Athletic Center this season, but has struggled heavily on the road.
The return of head coach C. Vivian Stringer to the sideline could not remedy the struggles on the road for the Rutgers women’s basketball team. A 59-48 loss to Michigan State in East Lansing continued the downward trend for the Scarlet Knights (12-7, 3-4) on Tuesday night, dropping their record on road to 1-6 on the year and stretching their streak to seven straight losses against Big Ten road opponents.Junior guard Tyler Scaife’s 24 points weren’t enough to deter a relentless push by the Spartans (14-4, 5-2) down the stretch.
The new year has not been kind to the Rutgers women's basketball team. After winning nine of 10 games to close out 2015, the Scarlet Knights (12-5, 3-3) have suffered a prolonged hangover in the current calendar year. The Knights have begun 2016 with a 2-3 mark, with all three defeats coming on the road.That is a concern not new to January.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team returned home to the Louis BrowncAthletic Center on Wednesday night in search of some home cooking to avenge a road defeat against Ohio State in their previous game.The Scarlet Knights (12-5, 3-2) were able to do just that by throttling a reeling Illinois squad, defeating the Illini by a score of 67-54. It was the eight straight victory at the RAC for the Knights, while they handed Illinois (7-9, 0-5) their eight straight loss.The Knights were led by junior guard Tyler Scaife, who was sizzling all night and finished with 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting from the field.They got off to a quick start, finishing the first quarter with a 20-9 lead in which they controlled both ends of the floor.The Knights now hold a 205-134 over their opponents in the first quarter in games they have won this season. It was important for them to get off to a quick start against a team that has been struggling, and they seized the opportunity by asserting themselves with a fast style of play.In total, they finished the opening period by shooting 9-for-12 from the field. Rutgers continued with their offensive firepower into the second quarter, and they took a 38-26 lead going into halftime.They shot 16-for-29 from the field in the first half, good for a 55.2% clip. Scaife made six of her seven shot attempts in the half, pacing the Knights with 14 points.In the second half, she shot 5-for-7, including 2-for-3 from three-point range, scoring 13 more points to give her a total of 27 on the night. It seemed to be one of those nights where the shots were just falling, and Scaife gave the Knights consistent scoring through both halves of this conference matchup.“Bri [Canty], [Rachel] Hollivay, and Kahleah [Copper], everyone has been finding me in my spots and I’ve been making my shots.” Scaife said.***Senior wing Kahleah Copper made some history in the game and continued to provide scoring and rebounding for the Knights. By finishing with 15 points, she moved up to ninth place on the school’s all-time scoring list, passing former Rutgers standout and current WNBA all-star Epiphany Prince.The Preseason All-Big Ten wing added 11 rebounds to finish with her seventh double-double of the season, and the fourth in her last five games. Though she shot just 5-for-16 in the game, her poise and crashing of the boards on both ends has given the Knights a spark the whole season, and has led to an improvement in her all-around game.She has spoken throughout the season about the importance of helping the post players on the boards, and along with Scaife, who also added five rebounds, the Knights have been seeing more success garnering rebounds lately.“Coach made a great point to us in practice one day about owning two things, and I noticed that I didn’t own two things, so I took that information in and tried to convert it into my game,” she said.