Sophomore guard Corey Sanders drives to the basket in Rutgers' 65-64 win over Nebraska at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Saturday. He led the Knights with a season-high 25 points.
1/21/2017 6:37pm

Corey Sanders wills Rutgers to first Big Ten win over Nebraska

All 6,294 people packed inside the Rutgers Athletic Center Saturday afternoon likely had a hunch that the ball, along with the Rutgers men's basketball team's fate, was going to be in the hands of Corey Sanders. And as the Scarlet Knights came out of a timeout trailing Nebraska by one with under 10 seconds left, that's exactly what happened. The sophomore guard was put in a pick-and-roll with junior forward Deshawn Freeman on the left side of the court.

Sophomore guard Corey Sanders brings the ball up the court in transition for Rutgers in the second half of Rutgers 66-65 win over Nebraska Saturday. Sanders hit a go-ahead putback with a second remaining to give Rutgers its first Big Ten win of the season and the first of Pikiell's tenure in Piscataway.
1/22/2017 12:27am

Rutgers earns first Big Ten win of Pikiell era in dramatic fashion over Nebraska

Corey Sanders took over in the second half for Rutgers, carrying his team through the final 20 minutes with 18 of his season-high 25 points, hitting his final shot with a second remaining on the clock when he put back his own miss to give Rutgers a 65-64 lead.  It would be enough to snap the skid and hand the Knights their first Big Ten win of the season and the first of Pikiell’s career at the helm on the Banks.

Steve Pikiell's faith in his team has never waivered, even in the midst of a current 7-game losing skid. The first-year head coach of the Rutgers men's basketball team continues to see improvement, hoping it will eventually amount to his first Big Ten win. His next opportunity to earn it will be Saturday when the Knights host Nebraska at noon.
1/20/2017 3:56pm

After longest break of season, Rutgers hosts Nebraska

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.

Junior diver Addison Walkowiak was named Big Ten Diver of the Week.
1/19/2017 5:48pm

Rutgers brings Big Ten Diver of the Week into second straight tri-meet

As they prepared for their next meet, the Rutgers Swimming and Diving team received exciting news, as diver Addison Walkowiak was named Big Ten diver of the week. Walkowiak, a Junior from Ballston Spa N.Y., claimed first place finishes in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events this past weekend, when faced Penn State and Yale in University Park, PA. “It felt really good” said Walkowiak.

Sophomore forward Ibrahima Diallo is averaging just 10 minutes per game, but has proven to be a strong force defensively in the paint. He has seen an uptick in playing time in recent games.
1/18/2017 6:39pm

Sophomore makes most of limited playing time

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.

1/22/2017 11:25am

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