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2018 Schedule
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Big Ten to move to 20-game conference slate

In an effort to create more excitement for fans, the Big Ten officially decided it will move from an 18-game conference slate in men's basketball to a 20-game schedule next season.

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Duke, MSU feature in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Michigan State vs. Notre Dame and Duke at Indiana are among the high-profile matchups in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 60 wing Isaiah Mucius said Wake Forest, Oregon, UConn are really pursuing him. Also listed LSU, Temple, Minnesota, SHU, Rutgers, Cal.

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Rutgers to dedicate court to Jim Valvano

Rutgers will dedicate its basketball court at the College Ave Gym on Saturday to former Scarlet Knights co-captain and school Hall of Famer Jim Valvano.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia and Rutgers reached out to Bryant transfer Nisre Zouzoua today. Averaged 20.3 PPG as a sophomore.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Rutgers guard Nigel Johnson will graduate and transfer, per release. Averaged 11.3 points this season.

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With Northwestern ending its NCAA Tournament drought today and making the tournament for the first time, Rutgers now has the longest NCAA Tournament drought. The Scarlet Knights last made it in 1991.


Northwestern uses 31-0 run to rout Rutgers

Vic Law led the way as Northwestern went on a run of 31 consecutive points in the first half of a 83-61 rout of Rutgers on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern appears headed to break their big drought with an NCAA appearance, but before that it can set a new standard in the Big Ten tournament. Since the league tourney began in 1998, the Wildcats have never won consecutive games and have just seven wins total.

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2017 Big Ten basketball tournament: Bracket and schedule

The Big Ten tournament at Verizon Center in Washington D.C. will begin Wednesday and conclude on Sunday. Check out the conference tournament bracket, and come back for updates as title games from each conference go final.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

A step out of bounds, a Rutgers three pointer and the likely end to Illinois' hopes at an NCAA bid and perhaps John Groce's tenure.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Making fun of Rutgers is like shooting fish in a barrel but in Steve Pikiell, Scarlet Knights actually have found a good coach that can breathe life into this program. Tied with Illinois late

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Illinois is currently tied with Rutgers. That is not good for the Illini's NCAA hopes or John Groce's future.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

The postseason's arrived a game early for Illinois on ESPNU. In effect John Groce's team faces a win-or-go-home game at Rutgers, and at the half the Illini are down by three. Lose here and Illinois would likely have to win the Big Ten tournament to get a bid.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

N'western's 20th win, a cliffhanger vs. Rutgers Sat., tied its record (3 prev. seasons, all since 2009-10 & all with 12 or more losses). Now 20-7 & 9-5, the 4th-place Wildcats have 4 reg. season games left. The 9 Big Ten wins are their most since 1933, when they went 10-2 & tied for a 2nd Big Ten title in 3 years...& ever. They're 1 win from a 1st over-.500 conf. season since '68 (last finish as high as 4th).


Haas, Swanigan lead No. 16 Purdue past Rutgers

Center Isaac Haas had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and power forward Caleb Swanigan added 12 points and 17 rebounds, and No. 16 Purdue pulled away from Rutgers 74-55 on Tuesday night.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Rutgers lost its first 23 conference road games as a member of the Big Ten before, finally, the Scarlet Knights won at Penn State on Saturday, 70-68. Tonight Steve Pikiell's men played another close game on the road, only to fall at Ohio State 70-64. No loss is good news, but all in all it's been an encouraging few days for Rutgers.

Team Stats

Points Per Game65.5Tied-322nd
Rebounds Per Game40.013th
Assists Per Game11.0323rd
Points Allowed67.156th

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Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record5-7
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances6