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Rutgers hoops lands highly recruited center Cliff Omoruyi

Mar. 29, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

Steve Pikiell and Rutgers took other step toward becoming a major basketball threat in the Big Ten Conference, getting a commitment from highly regarded center Cliff Omoruyi. Omoruyi confirmed his choice Sunday in a telephone call with The Associated Press, adding Auburn and Arizona State also were under...

UPDATES TOURNAMENT CANCELLED - Fans enter The Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a game at the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The Big Ten Conference announced that remainder of the men's NCAA college basketball games tournament was cancelled. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Rutgers crushed: 1st NCAA spot in 29 years was but days away

Mar. 13, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers seemed to be a only couple of days away from ending a nearly three-decade absence from the NCAA Tournament. Then the coronavirus changed everything. After knocking off then No. 9 Maryland last week and winning at Purdue, all the Scarlet Knights (20-11) had to do was play in...

Rutgers forward Akwasi Yeboah (1) shoots in front of Purdue forward Trevion Williams (50) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Baker, Harper rally Rutgers past Purdue 71-68 in OT

Mar. 7, 2020 6:11 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Rutgers guard Geo Baker was just doing what his team expected. “It's not even really putting the team on my back,” Baker said. “Everyone has a role on this team and my role is to get the ball at the end of the game and make a play. I'm very comfortable in...

Rutgers' Jacob Young reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rutgers stuns No. 9 Maryland for school record 18th home win

Mar. 3, 2020 11:01 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has inched a little closer to its first NCAA Tournament berth in almost three decades. Jacob Young came off the bench and scored 17 points and the Scarlet Knights claimed their fourth ranked victim at home with a 78-67 victory over No. 9 Maryland on Tuesday night. The win...

Penn State's Lamar Stevens (11) is fouled by Rutgers Ron Harper Jr., right, and Paul Mulcahy, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gary M. Baranec)

Dread's late 3 lifts No. 16 Penn State over Rutgers

Feb. 26, 2020 10:14 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Patrick Chambers wants No. 16 Penn State to develop a killer instinct. He may want to show his Nittany Lions replays of Myles Dread’s effort from Wednesday night. Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the Nittany...

Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Potter leads Wisconsin in 79-71 win over Rutgers

Feb. 23, 2020 4:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Micah Potter missed Wisconsin’s December loss to Rutgers. He made sure to leave an impression on the Scarlet Knights Sunday, coming off the bench to score 18 points and grab nine rebounds in a 79-71 Wisconsin win. With the Ohio State transfer having to out that Dec. 11 game at...

Rutgers  forward Akwasi Yeboah (1) shoots as Michigan guard Franz Wagner (21) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Piscataway, N.J. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Simpson, Wagner spark Michigan to 60-52 victory over Rutgers

Feb. 19, 2020 10:20 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Juwan Howard refers to Zavier Simpson as the Tom Brady of Michigan basketball, with the point guard leading and directing the Wolverines. Simpson did just that, scoring 16 points with five assists and two steals, while Franz Wagner added 12 points as the Wolverines handed Rutgers...

Rutgers' Myles Johnson, left, tries to dunk the ball over Ohio State's Andre Wesson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Rutgers 72-66. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Harper scores 27, Rutgers beats No. 22 Illinois 72-57

Feb. 15, 2020 8:16 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. broke out of his shooting slump with one of those nights where he hit almost everything. Harper hit all five of his 3-pointers and scored 27 points, and Rutgers remained unbeaten at home with a 72-57 victory over No. 22 Illinois on Saturday, sending the Illini to...

Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson, left, blocks the shot of Rutgers' Jacob Young during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Wesson brothers lift Ohio State over Rutgers 72-66

Feb. 12, 2020 10:56 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rutgers and Ohio State are prime examples of how difficult it is on win on the road in the Big Ten this year. Rutgers, 1-4 on the road in conference games coming into the Wednesday night contest against Ohio State, climbed back from a 20-point deficit early in the second half but...

Rutgers overcomes 18-point deficit, beats Northwestern in OT

Feb. 9, 2020 10:22 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The typically media-friendly and regular interview request Geo Baker skipped out on Rutgers’ post-game press conference. He had no reason to be salty following his best game of the season that has seen him struggle in Big Ten play since breaking his left thumb at the end of...