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2017 Schedule
15-18, 14th in Big Ten

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

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

ESPN Stats and Information  

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.

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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.

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Rutgers' late 3 sinks Illinois (0:41)

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).

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Swanigan, Haas lead Purdue past Rutgers (0:55)
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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.

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Haas cleans up with powerful putback in Purdue's win (0:22)

Team Stats

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

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record5-7
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances6