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Rutgers notes as March Madness approaches

(02/18/20 5:07pm)

It is no secret at this point that the Rutgers men’s basketball team is having a historically strong season. The Scarlet Knights (18-8, 9-6) are on the verge of their first NCAA Tournament berth since 1991. With that being said, their ticket to March Madness is not yet set in stone. Here’s what needs to happen for them to be picked on Selection Sunday, which is just under four weeks from now. 

Rutgers' comeback effort not enough to defeat Ohio State

(02/13/20 9:47am)

The Rutgers men’s basketball team suffered a 72-66 defeat at Ohio State last night despite a valiant comeback effort in the second half. The Scarlet Knights (17-8, 8-6) fell behind 45-30 in the first half,  in large part due to 7 three-pointers by the Buckeyes (16-8, 6-7). While Rutgers went on a run in the second half, it was not enough to erase the deficit.

Rutgers heads home for contest with Northwestern

(02/06/20 1:35am)

The Rutgers men’s basketball team will be back at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on Sunday for the first time in nearly two weeks to host Northwestern. The Scarlet Knights (16-7, 7-5) are in desperate need of a win after two consecutive losses that dropped them out of the AP Top 25 Poll rankings. Luckily for them, the Wildcats (6-15, 1-10) are last place in the Big Ten and are only 1-6 away from home. They have also lost six consecutive games.

Rutgers squanders late-game opportunity in loss to No. 9 Maryland

(02/05/20 4:33am)

The Rutgers men’s basketball team traveled to face Maryland on Tuesday night, losing 56-51. The Scarlet Knights (16-7, 7-5) had a chance to be the first team to defeat the No. 9 Terrapins (18-4, 8-3) at home this season after going into halftime ahead 25-20. After a back-and-forth second half, Rutgers could not keep up with Maryland’s late scoring push and ultimately dropped its second-straight game.

Rutgers falls to Pitt in 2nd road loss of season

(12/05/19 4:48am)

The Rutgers men’s basketball team lost its second road game of the season on Tuesday night, falling to Pitt in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the Petersen Events Center. Although sophomore guard Ron Harper Jr. and sophomore center Myles Johnson each recorded double-doubles, the Scarlet Knights (6-2) could not maintain a lead against the Panthers (7-2). 

VALDEZ: Competition of NCAA is more thrilling than NBA

(04/11/19 7:34pm)

If you follow sports in any capacity, then you are aware of Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils. The combination of a legendary men’s basketball program with one of the most hyped NBA draft prospects in recent memory is enough to be in the news constantly. It felt like ESPN was posting about them on Instagram every 10 minutes. So much so, in fact, that people in the comments section started saying things like, “What did Zion eat for breakfast?” and “What time did he brush his teeth this morning?”