Rutgers Rumors & News

  • Rutgers' leading scorer Corey Sanders withdraws from NBA draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "As a high school recruit who became a YouTube sensation for his basketball highlights, Corey Sanders was known for 180-degree dunks. Who knew Rutgers' star point guard would pull a 180 when it came time to deciding whether to keep his name in the NBA Draft or return to college for another..." May 24

  • Former Rutgers G Nigel Johnson transferring to Virginia "The lasting image Rutgers fans will have of Nigel Johnson was the Big Ten Tournament last month, when the fourth-year junior tallied consecutive 21-point efforts. Now, the former Scarlet Knights guard will be hoping to reach the next level of the postseason. Johnson will have a good chance..." April 09

  • Rutgers guard Nigel Johnson announces transfer after 1 season playing for Scarlet Knights

    Newark Star-Ledger "One day after its star play-maker, Corey Sanders, declared for the 2017 NBA Draft, Rutgers' second-leading scorer announced that he's leaving the program. Nigel Johnson, a fourth-year junior guard who averaged 11.3 points in his lone season with the Scarlet Knights after transferring in from..." March 24

  • Northwestern advances to Big Ten quarters with win over Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Vic Law and Scottie Lindsey led a balanced attack with 16 points apiece as Northwestern advanced to the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals with an 83-61 victory over Rutgers on Thursday at the Verizon Center. Dererk Pardon and Bryant McIntosh each added 13 points as the sixth-seeded Wildcats..." March 10

  • Rutgers sends Ohio State packing

    The Sports Xchange "In its regular-season finale, Rutgers dealt a big blow to Illinois' NCAA Tournament hopes. On Wednesday, the Scarlet Knights put an end to Ohio State's season. Rutgers dominated the offensive boards and scored 22 second-chance points to beat Ohio State 66-57 in the first round of the Big Ten..." March 08

  • Rutgers edges Illinois to snap six-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "Deshawn Freeman's 3-pointer with 10 seconds left gave Rutgers a 62-59 win over Illinois in the final game of the Big Ten regular season for both teams on Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers snapped a six-game losing streak. Illinois (18-13, 8-10 Big East) went..." March 04

  • Maryland halts three-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "Melo Trimble paced a balanced attack with 11 points and seven assists and Maryland snapped a three-game skid with a 79-59 win over Rutgers on Tuesday night at Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Ivan Bender added 10 points off the bench and Damonte Dodd had nine points and seven..." February 28

  • Beilein wins 500th as Michigan beats Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Zak Irvin scored 16 points to help give Michigan coach John Beilein his 500th career victory in the Wolverines' 68-64 win over Rutgers on Wednesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Beilein is 500-308 in 25 seasons at the Division I level. He is 207-133 with Michigan, just..." February 22

  • Northwestern beats Rutgers for 20th win

    The Sports Xchange "Bryant McIntosh scored 18 points and Dererk Pardon added 12 as Northwestern rallied for a landmark 20th victory with a 69-65 Big Ten decision over Rutgers on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The Wildcats (20-7, 9-5) matched the record for most regular- season wins in school..." February 18

  • No. 16 Purdue handles Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- While not as athletic as Villanova, Kansas, UCLA or Kentucky, No. 16 Purdue literally has a big 1-2 punch that could make the Boilermakers a significant factor in the NCAA Tournament. Isaac Haas, a 7-foot-2 junior center, scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in a..." February 14

  • Murphy carries Minnesota past Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Jordan Murphy recorded his second straight double-double, scoring 17 points with 11 rebounds in Minnesota's 72-63 win over Rutgers on Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Murphy fouled out with 2:28 left and the Gophers leading 68-61. He scored 25 points and grabbed..." February 11

  • Ohio State edges Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Ohio State built double-digit leads in both halves but couldn't shake Rutgers until the closing seconds Wednesday. Kam Williams tied a career high with 23 points, and the Buckeyes were 4 of 4 from the free-throw line in the final 30 seconds as they hung on to beat the Scarlet Knights 70-64..." February 08

  • Rutgers holds on to stop Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "Rutgers lost 10 of 11 and was 0-23 on the road in conference play since joining the Big Ten in 2014. That was until Saturday when Corey Sanders scored 25 points and the Scarlet Knights hung on to beat Penn State 70-68 at Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa. Penn State, down for most the..." February 04

  • Iowa takes care of Rutgers in rout

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan Bohannon went 5-for-7 from 3-point range and scored 17 points and Iowa led wire to wire in an 83-63 Big Ten road rout of Rutgers on Tuesday night. It was the first true road win of the season for the Hawkeyes (13-10, 5-5 Big Ten). Iowa, winners of two straight after beating Ohio State..." January 31

  • Happ helps No. 15 Wisconsin survive Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ethan Happ rescued No. 15 Wisconsin out of a scoring funk, delivering a career-high 32 points as the Badgers survived a scare, knocking off Rutgers 61-54 in overtime on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Happ scored seven points in the overtime. He shot 12 of 18 as Wisconsin..." January 28

  • No. 22 Maryland makes its way past Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland junior point guard Melo Trimble has still not missed a game in his three seasons with the Terrapins. But he came close. Trimble, who was sick and missed practice Monday, had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes as No. 22 Maryland held off..." January 24

  • 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