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In what ended up being her final game as a Scarlet Knight, senior wing Betnijah Laney managed to chip in 11 points and just four rebounds. Rutgers struggled all night long to keep up with top-seeded UConn, which advanced to the Sweet 16 after pounding Rutgers, 91-56, on its home floor in Storrs.
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UConn overpowers Rutgers, ends Knights' season

In a rematch of two former Big East rivals, the 8-seed Rutgers women’s basketball team fell once again to the top-seeded Connecticut Huskies, 91-55, last night. Despite an impassioned effort in the first 10 minutes by the Scarlet Knights, the Huskies proved why they are considered the favorite to win their third national championship in a row.

Despite a roller coaster end to the season, senior wing Betnijah Laney and the Knights remain determined that their overall resume bodes well for their at-large NCAA Tournament hopes.
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Rutgers remains confident despite unknown NCAA fate

With the regular season and Big Ten Tournament over, there is only one thing the Rutgers women’s basketball team can do now — wait. Wait for a potential spot in the NCAA Tournament, a proposition that has eluded the Scarlet Knights since 2012. After last year’s downward spiral and losing four of their last six games, the Knights were omitted from the tournament field by the selection committee.

Junior wing Kahleah Copper and the Knights faltered in the second half when the Wildcats pounced on a 17-2 run spanning the first six minutes.
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Big Ten Tournament run ends for Rutgers

For the first 20 minutes, it seemed as if the Rutgers women’s basketball team could do no wrong. The No. 23 Scarlet Knights (22-9, 12-6) came out firing in the first half against No. 24 Northwestern (23-7, 12-6), and went into halftime with a 37-27 lead. But the Knights’ aspirations of advancing and making a run deep into the Big Ten Tournament were erased once the second half began.

Betnijah Laney floats a right-handed hook shot left-handed hook shot in the first half against Indiana at the RAC. With 18 points and 13 rebounds, the senior wing snagged her 18th double-double of the season to lead the Knights to a Senior Day win.
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Rutgers delivers seniors fitting result

As the seconds ticked off the clock, the crowd rose to its feet as the seniors on the Rutgers women’s As the seconds ticked off the clock, the crowd rose to its feet to watch the seniors on the Rutgers women’s basketball team exit the court one last time at Louis Brown Athletic Center. On a day where three seniors were honored in their final home game, the Scarlet Knights (21-8, 12-6) returned to their winning ways in convincing fashion Sunday.

When Rutgers takes on Northwestern Thursday night, senior center Christa Evans and the Knights will need to slow down Nia Coffey. Coffey poses a serious threat in the paint, averaging 15.9 points and nine rebounds per game.
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Recent upset serves as alarming wake up call for Rutgers

After its disappointing road loss to Michigan State Sunday, the No. 20 Rutgers women’s basketball team is in search of a bounce back victory. The Scarlet Knights (20-7, 11-5) are in prime position to do so tonight against Northwestern (21-6, 11-5). In a rare regular season matchup between two 20-win teams, the Knights will need to correct their shortcomings against the Spartans if they hope to be competitive against Northwestern. “We just need to know what we did wrong and understand what we need to do differently going forward, making sure we are focused on the game plan and not taking any game for granted and just going out and playing our game,” said senior wing Betnijah Laney.

Despite a team-high 20 points and seven rebounds from Kahleah Copper, the junior wing's efforts couldn't prevent a road upset.
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Michigan State shocks Rutgers in road upset

In a game that featured one team shooting 31 percent from the field and committing 14 turnovers, one would think it was the Rutgers women’s basketball team causing the poor offensive numbers on their opponent. That was not the case Sunday afternoon. Instead, it was Michigan State that put up a roadblock on the Scarlet Knights’ (20-7, 11-5) path to the NCAA tournament, and captured a 60-50 victory.

Winners in 10 of its past 12 games, Rutgers has caught fire at the right time. Senior wing Betnijah Laney attributed the success to the teams chemistry from top to bottom.
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Rutgers hits groove at critical time

As the temperatures across the New Brunswick and Piscataway areas continue to drop, there is one place where things are heating up at the perfect time. The Rutgers women’s basketball team, in the confines of their home court in the Louis Brown Athletic Center, has been playing some of its strongest basketball in recent weeks.

Junior wing Kahleah Copper poured in 24 points on Sunday in the Knights rout of Purdue at the RAC. Rutgers hopes to avoid a slip-up against upset-minded Illinois when the two schools matchup tonight.
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Rutgers seeks to build momentum heading toward postseason in matchup with Illinois

Coming off of its bounce back victory against Purdue last Saturday, the Rutgers women’s basketball team will look to build a new win streak starting tonight against Illinois. The Scarlet Knights (19-6, 10-4) have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, including a six-game winning streak during that span. With only four games remaining in the regular season, every game is critical now for tournament play and postseason seeding.

Junior center Rachel hollivay soars toward the hoop on a layup in the second half on Saturday at the RAC. Hollivay dropped 12 points against Purdue, as Rutgers notched 50 points in the pint on the night.
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Rutgers dominates interior, buries Boilermakers at RAC

A win would not be enough. The Rutgers women's basketball team needed a rout. The No. 18 Scarlet Knights were clinging onto a 39-37 lead five minutes into the second half, with Purdue making a furious comeback attempt. But Rutgers answered in the most convincing way possible.

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Rutgers survives at Michigan after late comeback bid

To say that Tyler Scaife was having an off day was a bit of an understatement. Normally when the sophomore guard’s shots don’t fall, the Rutgers women’s basketball team’s chances of winning begin to plummet. But when her team needed it most, she rose to the occasion. Clinging onto a three-point lead after a late run by Michigan narrowed the deficit, Scaife nailed a jumper with roughly one minute remaining to give the Scarlet Knights some breathing room and an eventual 57-50 win in Ann Arbor. Senior wing Betnijah Laney found Scaife for the spot up shot in the waning moments.

Senior wing Betnijah Laney attributed Copper’s success to her ability to create opportunities prime for scoring.
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Rutgers junior wing ascends into history books

It came on a free throw. At the 8:07 mark of the first half against Wisconsin, Kahleah Copper sank a free throw to join an exclusive group, becoming the 35th player to join the 1,000-point club in Rutgers women’s basketball program history.

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