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Junior guard Joey Downes had been with the Rutgers men’s basketball team since 2016. With the season being cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he looks back on his time wearing the scarlet and white. Sharing stories about his teammates and also head coach Steve Pikiell, Downes's account gives an insight into his years with the Knights. Being one of the veterans on a young team, Downes is excited to see what his former teammates have to offer for the 2020-21 season and beyond.
Players from the Rutgers men’s basketball team were awarded with Big Ten honors on Monday. The Big Ten committee unveiled its postseason awards. Junior guard Geo Baker, sophomore guard Ron Harper Jr. and graduate student forward Akwasi Yeboah were all recognized. Baker and Harper Jr. received All-Big Ten honors along with many talented Big Ten athletes. Yeboah was awarded the sportsmanship award for his leadership and gamesmanship throughout this season.
The Rutgers baseball team traveled to Virginia over the weekend to take on Old Dominion in a three-game series. The Scarlet Knights (5-9) dropped all three games against the Monarchs (12-2), who have now won 8 of their last 9 games.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team arguably had its biggest win of the season Tuesday night against Maryland. The Scarlet Knights (19-11, 10-9) celebrated their huge win on Senior Night. They honored the careers of fourth-year junior guard Joey Downes, senior center Shaq Carter and co-captain graduate student forward Akwasi Yeboah.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team returns to action against Big Ten rival Maryland tomorrow on Senior Knight at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC). After falling short despite a fierce comeback against Penn State, the Scarlet Knights (18-11, 9-9) look to bounce back and topple the No. 9 Terrapins (23-6, 13-5).
This past Sunday afternoon, the Rutgers men’s basketball team's co-captain, junior guard Geo Baker, achieved a career milestone. After putting up 16 points in a loss against Wisconsin, Baker surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his collegiate career. The Scarlet Knights' (18-10, 9-8) guard averages 10.7 points per game (PPG) this year and 11.3 PPG over the span of his career. Baker is the 44th player in Rutgers history to reach the 1,000 point milestone.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team lost its second game in a row in its defeat to Wisconsin. The Scarlet Knights (18-10, 9-8) came up short against the Badgers (17-10, 10-6) by a final score of 79-71. Despite the loss, junior guard and team co-captain Geo Baker surpassed the 1000-point mark Sunday afternoon.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team suffered its first home loss last night against Michigan, 60-52. The Scarlet Knights (18-9, 9-7) fought until the end, but came up short against head coach Juwan Howard's Wolverines (17-9, 8-7).
The Rutgers men’s basketball team still remains the best home team in the country.
Football season is approaching, and the Rutgers football team has been making moves. Since hiring head coach Greg Schiano, the Scarlet Knights (2-10, 0-9) have been the talk of the Big Ten.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team earned the win over Northwestern 77-73 in an overtime thriller. The Scarlet Knights (17-7, 8-5) trailed the entirety of the game until overtime. The Wildcats (6-16, 1-11) were up as much as 18 points versus Rutgers in the second half. Three players were in double digits for the Knights: graduate student forward Akwasi Yeboah (13), sophomore guard Ron Harper Jr. (10) and junior guard Geo Baker (25).
The Rutgers men’s basketball team had an acquisition this offseason that shook up not only the team’s roster, but also the squad’s culture as well. The Scarlet Knights (16-7, 7-5) went after graduate student forward Akwasi Yeboah from Stony Brook.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team took on Michigan this past weekend in a matchup in “the world’s most famous arena,” Madison Square Garden.
The Rutgers men's basketball team secured its 15th win at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), helping it maintain the best D-1 home record in the country. The No. 25 Scarlet Knights (16-5, 7-3) took down Purdue 70-63. Rutgers was up 17 in the second half until the Boilermakers (11-10, 4-6) made the game a nail-biter down the stretch, cutting the Knights' lead to 3 with less than a minute to go.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team opened the week by staying on the AP Top 25 Poll. Bumping down one ranking, the Scarlet Knights (15-5, 6-3) sit at the No. 25 spot on the latest poll.
Kobe Bryant, an NBA icon who inspired the world over the course of his professional basketball career, died at age 41 in a helicopter crash in the Los Angeles area Sunday morning. Nine people were believed to be on board, with one of them being Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant.
For the first time in more than 40 years, the Rutgers men’s basketball team has landed a spot in the AP poll’s latest top 25 ranking. The No. 24 Scarlet Knights (14-4, 5-2) found out Monday morning that they were ranked nationally. After not having a winning season the past few years, the culture is finally settling in for Rutgers. Head coach Steve Pikiell expressed his thoughts on the team’s latest accomplishment.
Despite the loss versus Michigan State, graduate student forward Akwasi Yeboah had his breakout game in a challenging environment to play in. Suffering its 10th loss in a row against the Spartans (6-3), the Rutgers men’s basketball team did have some positive takeaways from a double-digit loss in Michigan.
After starting the season off strong, the Rutgers men's basketball team has a tough stretch coming up.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team has started off the season strong, all behind stellar defensive performances from many different players.