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Rutgers takes Purdue to the final seconds in 82-75 loss in quarterfinals of Big Ten Tournament

The Rutgers men's basketball team (15-19, 5-16) closed its 2017-2018 campaign with a third-round 82-75 loss to No. 8 Purdue (27-5, 16-3) in what many will qualify as a program-defining contest. Coming into the postseason as the No. 14 seed in the tournament, the Scarlet Knights pushed past Minnesota and Indiana in consecutive games only to take a strong-shooting Boilermakers side to the final seconds.


Rutgers closes regular season with 75-62 loss to Illinois at RAC

In what will be a precursor to the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, the Rutgers men's basketball team and the Illinois Fighting Illini met to close the regular season Sunday evening. Four Scarlet Knights bid farewell to the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), as Rutgers (13-18, 3-15) clinched 13th place in the conference with a 75-62 loss to Illinois (14-17, 4-14).


Rutgers stumbles on the road in loss to No. 16 Ohio State

Rutgers can still potentially enter its fourth consecutive Big Ten Tournament in last place, as the Knights (13-17, 3-14) failed to inch their way up the conference standings Tuesday night in a loss against the team it defeated in the first round of last year's tournament — the No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes (23-7, 14-3). Ohio State firmly held its ground against Rutgers at the Value City Arena Tuesday night in a 79-52 finish, as the Buckeyes keep their sights set on a Big Ten Championship despite two late-season losses against Penn State and Michigan.


Rutgers extends its losing streak to 7 games with road loss to Nebraska

The Rutgers men's basketball team walked into Lincoln Saturday in hopes of curbing a six-game losing streak against the most surprising team in the Big Ten this year — a fourth-placed Nebraska Cornhuskers. Six turned to seven for the Scarlet Knights (12-15, 2-12) and Nebraska (19-8, 10-4) stood firm in fourth, as the Cornhuskers defeated Rutgers at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Saturday afternoon, 67-55.


Rutgers cannot find the basket in 65-43 loss to Indiana at home

On Saturday, the Rutgers men's basketball team welcomed No. 3 Purdue to the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) and came within 2 points of knocking down early NCAA Tournament favorites. Just two days later, the Scarlet Knights (12-14, 2-11) scored a measly 43 points against a middling Indiana team (13-12, 6-7) en route to a 65-43 loss at the RAC.


Rutgers drops 5th game in a row with hard-fought 78-76 loss to No. 3 Purdue

On a college basketball Saturday rife with upsets, the Rutgers men's basketball team walked into its matchup with No. 3 Purdue optimistic that it could play the part of Oklahoma State, St. John's or Missouri. Evidently, it was not the Scarlet Knights' (12-13, 2-10) job to curb the Boilermakers' (23-2, 12-0) 18-game winning streak, as Rutgers dropped its fifth game in a row in a heartbreaking 78-76 loss to Purdue at the Rutgers Athletic Center Saturday.


Rutgers host No. 3 Purdue for clash at RAC

The Rutgers men's basketball team gets ready to host the No. 3 team in the country at the RAC this weekend, a sight that will hopefully not be as ugly as the team's last game on Tuesday night. The Scarlet Knights (12-12, 2-9) and the Boilermakers (22-2, 11-0) have already faced each other this season, with Purdue taking an easy 82-51 game at home.

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