PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers males’s basketball is again on the street for tip-off late Wednesday night time. The Scarlet Knights, who acquired votes within the AP and Coaches Ballot this week, will play at 9 p.m. at Northwestern.
Rutgers and Northwestern will play for the 18th time, with Northwestern successful 11 occasions to Rutgers’ six. Nonetheless, since RU began the sequence 1-9, the Scarlet Knights have received 5 of the final seven conferences. Final season at Northwestern, RU erased a 24-point deficit to drive additional time earlier than falling by one level. Paul Mulcahy posted a career-high 31 factors whereas Cliff Omoruyi scored his career-high 22 factors. RU has received the previous two journeys to Welsh-Ryan Enviornment. In 2021, RU downed Northwestern twice in a two-week span to comb the season sequence.
A win in opposition to Northwestern would characterize:
– A 4-2 begin in league play for the second yr in a row.
– Six wins in final eight conferences in opposition to Northwestern.
Rutgers is enjoying its fourth sport in 9 video games, going 2-1 final week with wins over No. 1 Purdue and over Maryland.
In Massive Ten play, RU acquired a balanced rating. In 5 league video games, Cam Spencer leads the staff at 10.8 factors per sport, however trails nicely behind Paul Mulcahy (10.6), Caleb McConnell (9.8), Clifford Omoruyi (9.4) and Aundre Hyatt (9.4). Rutgers averaged 64.6 factors per sport in convention play, scoring between 63 and 66 factors in all 5 league video games.
Caleb McConnell enters the competition tied for sixth all-time at RU in steals with 176. He wants two steals to tie James Bailey for fifth and 4 steals to tie Geo Baker for the fourth.
Paul Mulcahy entered the sport with 358 assists, eight all-time at RU. He wanted 9 assists to tie Mike Coburn for seventh.
RUTGERS LAST TIME OUT
The Scarlet Knights misplaced to Iowa 76-65 at Jersey Mike’s Enviornment on Sunday. Cam Spencer led RU with 13 factors, whereas Caleb McConnell had 12. Rutgers honored the 1983 males’s basketball staff at halftime. Attendees included John Battle, Chris Remley, Mark Sokolich, Tom Younger Jr. and assistant coach Artwork Perry.
PART OF THE NORTHWESTERN
Northwestern is coming off an 84-83 win over No. 15 Indiana on Sunday, enhancing to 12-3 total and 3-1 within the Massive Ten. Boo Buie posted 26 factors, his third sport this season with 25+ factors. Chase Audige leads the staff with 16.0 factors per sport, with Buie at 14.7. Audige leads the league in steals (2.8 per sport).
The Wildcats are second within the convention in subject purpose share protection (37.5, ninth nationally), scoring protection (58.9, 13).th nationwide) and turnover margin (4.7, 15th within the nation), trailing solely the Scarlet Knights.