Rutgers Rumors & News

  • Sanders' last-second shot lifts Rutgers over Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "Corey Sanders followed his own miss and scored on a follow with one second left, giving Rutgers a dramatic 65-64 Big Ten home victory over Nebraska that ended the Scarlet Knights' seven-game losing streak Saturday. The loss, the second straight suffered with one second remaining, was the..." January 21

  • Blackmon, Anunoby lead Hoosiers over Scarlet Knights

    The Sports Xchange "Indiana took a lethargic step toward reversing recent struggles with a 76-57 Big Ten home win over Rutgers Sunday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3), who had lost four of five and plummeted to 12th in the conference, erased an early nine-point deficit with a 16-1 run..." January 15

  • Strong second half carries Northwestern past Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Thanks to 23 points from Vic Law and a strong second half, Northwestern pulled away from Rutgers for a 69-60 win Thursday night at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. The Wildcats (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten) shot 51.7 percent from the floor and outscored Rutgers 44-32 in the final 20 minutes. It was a..." January 13

  • Iowa rallies past Rutgers for 68-62 win

    The Sports Xchange "The Iowa Hawkeyes used a late second-half surge to defeat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 68-62 on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Things were looking bleak for Iowa (10-7, 2-2) midway through the second half. Rutgers (11-6, 0-4) had built a 51-42 lead and the Hawkeyes had a stretch where they..." January 08

  • Michigan State routs Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Eron Harris scored 24 points after being reinserted into the lineup and Michigan State stretched its winning streak to four games by thumping Rutgers 93-65 on Wednesday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. Harris, who came off the bench the previous three games, reached..." January 04

  • Banks paces Penn State's win over Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Payton Banks scored a game-high 20 points while Penn State teammate Tony Carr added 15 in Sunday's 60-47 Big Ten victory over Rutgers at the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. The Nittany Lions (9-6, 1-1) shook off pre-game flu symptoms and took command in the second half to..." January 01

  • No. 14 Badgers blast Rutgers in Big Ten opener

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Senior forward Nigel Hayes continues to improve facets of his game and senior guard Zak Showalter is peaking at a good time on offense for No. 14 Wisconsin. Hayes scored a game-high 20 points to pace No. 14 Wisconsin to a 72-52 win against Rutgers on Tuesday night at the..." December 27

  • Huge second half propels Seton Hall over Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Seton Hall got 19 points and 16 rebounds from Angel Delgado, and the team had a huge second half to comeback and beat in-state rival Rutgers 72-61 on Friday night at a sold-out Prudential Center. The Pirates closed out their non-conference slate with their fourth consecutive win against the..." December 23

  • Recruiting breakthrough? Rutgers lands 4-star power forward Mamadou Doucoure

    Newark Star-Ledger "Much has been made of Rutgers revamped recruiting efforts under new coach Steve Pikiell. On Tuesday, the Scarlet Knights started to reap the benefits. Rutgers landed a commitment from 2018 4-star power forward Mamadou Doucoure of Our Savior New American (N.Y.) on Tuesday, according to a report..." December 20

  • Rutgers boosts record to 11-1 with 68-53 win

    The Sports Xchange "Mike Williams scored 19 points, Deshawn Freeman had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Rutgers overcame a slow start to storm to a 68-53 victory over Fordham in the second game of the Holiday Festival doubleheader on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The win, the 11th in 12 games for..." December 18

  • Rutgers continues hot start with fourth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "Corey Sanders and Mike Williams scored 15 points apiece and Deshawn Freeman grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Rutgers to its 10th win in the first 11 games of the Steve Pikiell coaching era, an 82-69 victory over in-state rival Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday. The Scarlet Knights, who won only..." December 14

  • Johnson powers Rutgers past Stony Brook

    The Sports Xchange "Nigel Johnson scored 21 points and visiting Rutgers went on a 15-0 second-half run before holding off Stony Brook 71-66 and giving coach Steve Pikiell a victory in his return to the Long Island campus on Saturday night. Pikiell took Stony Brook to the postseason six times in the last seven..." December 10

  • Rutgers crushes Central Connecticut 79-37

    The Sports Xchange "Reserve guard Nigel Johnson exemplified Rutgers' hot shooting performance in a 79-37 victory over visiting Central Connecticut on Tuesday in Piscataway, N.J., by making 6 of 9 field goal attempts for a game-high 16 points. The Scarlet Knights (7-1) improved to 6-0 at home by shooting 64.8..." December 06

  • Rutgers boosts record to 7-1 with 72-58 win

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Deshawn Freeman scored 22 points and center C.J. Gettys didn't miss a shot Saturday night as Rutgers improved to 7-1 with a 72-58 non-conference win over Morgan State at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Freeman added 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double in eight games,..." December 03

  • Reed helps Miami hold off Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Miami went on a 17-0 scoring run in the second half to build a 21-point lead, and hung on for a 73-61 victory over Rutgers in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami senior guard Davon Reed led all scorers with 18 points as the Hurricanes (5-2) snapped their..." November 30

  • Rutgers storms back to tip Hartford at buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Seven-foot senior center C.J. Gettys' tip-in with 7.6 seconds left capped a furious comeback and lifted Rutgers to a 77-75 victory over Hartford in the Scarlet Knight Showcase on Friday afternoon at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Rutgers trailed 70-57 with five minutes..." November 25

  • Rutgers goes to 5-0 with 66-53 win

    The Sports Xchange "Deshawn Freeman had 13 points and 15 rebounds to lead balanced Rutgers to its fifth straight win, a 66-53 home victory over North Texas on Wednesday night. The Scarlet Knights, playing the middle game of a three-game Scarlet Knight Showcase, came in 4-0 for the first time since 2000 and new..." November 23

  • Rutgers moves to 4-0 with 78-65 win over Niagara

    The Sports Xchange "Rutgers was in prime position to let its guard down after ending a 23-game road losing streak on Friday at DePaul. But back home on Sunday before a home crowd at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, the Scarlet Knights went on a 16-0 run in the second half to defeat Niagara 78-65 to remain a..." November 20

  • Rutgers rebuffs DePaul 66-59

    The Sports Xchange "In a battle of teams projected to finish last in their respective conferences, Rutgers struck a blow for the Big Ten with a 66-59 victory over DePaul of the Big East on Thursday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Junior guard Mike Williams came off the bench to produce 14 points and a..." November 18

  • Rutgers earns another convincing win under Pikiell

    The Sports Xchange "Rutgers' Deshawn Freeman got his second consecutive double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Scarlet Knights past the visiting Drexel Dragons, 87-66 on Sunday. Nigel Johnson also had 15 points off the bench for Rutgers, while CJ Gettys added 13 points. Corey Sanders and..." November 13

  • Pikiell wins Rutgers coaching debut

    The Sports Xchange "In Steve Pikiell's first game as coach, Rutgers pulled away from NCAA Division II Molloy in the second half to claim an 86-57 victory on Friday night at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Junior guard Mike Williams scored 17 points and junior forward Deshawn Freeman provided 13 points and 10..." November 11

  • Rutgers lands 7-foot graduate transfer C.J. Gettys

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the biggest questions facing new Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell when he took the job in March was how he would rebuild a depleted Scarlet Knight roster. The latest pieces of the puzzle came into focus on Monday in the form of a graduate transfer. C.J. Gettys, a 7-foot, 245-pound center..." August 23

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