Coach Steve Pikiell isn't worried about the four-game slide that has caused Rutgers to drop out of the AP Top 25. After all, every team goes through a tough stretch.
Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell and his 15th-ranked Scarlet Knights didn’t have long to regroup from a loss to highly ranked Iowa in Big Ten play. That’s because of what is always looming on the...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — With a rousing victory on the road in its Big Ten opener, Rutgers showed that its days of serving as the conference doormat just might be over.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Faced with its first true test of the season, No. 21 Rutgers won with its nose to the grindstone in a workmanlike effort.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It's time to stop talking about the postseason drought at Rutgers.
While the Scarlet Knights still have not been the NCAA Tournament since 1991, the only thing that...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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,...
PISCATAWAY, NJ (AP) — Steve Pikiell will get a reprieve from the emails about his team's poor foul shooting from disgruntled fans.
Caleb McConnell was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Steve Pikiell thought his team did a good job on Iowa center Luka Garza.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is back in the men's college basketball poll for the first time in more than 40 years.
The Scarlet Knights were ranked No. 24 by The Associated Press on Monday....
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell doesn’t want to talk about his team potentially being ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in over four decades.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers' season of expectations is off to a historic start in conference play.
Ron Harper Jr. had 22 points to help Rutgers beat No. 20 Penn State 72-61 on Tuesday...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Rutgers guard Geo Baker is out indefinitely with a left thumb injury.
Coach Steve Pikiell made the announcement before the Scarlet Knights' game at Nebraska on Friday...
PISCATAWAY, NJ (AP) — Steve Pikiell bristled at the idea that playing a Division II school didn’t matter. While beating such an opponent won’t help a postseason resume, won't count toward Rutgers’...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Any concern of a letdown for Rutgers a week after knocking off its biggest rival was quickly erased on Sunday. The Scarlet Knights jumped out to a huge lead, then cruised...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After giving up 80 points in Saturday’s loss to St. Bonaventure, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell wanted to see a better defensive effort. He got it on Wednesday night when his...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Pikiell isn’t concerned when it comes to his team eking out victories against low-and mid-majors picked to finish in the bottom half of its respective...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers put together its most dominating Division 1 win under head coach Steve Pikiell, overwhelming Niagara 86-39 on Sunday.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — This might be the season Steve Pikiell ends the long drought in basketball at Rutgers.
How long, you wonder?
The Scarlet Knights have not had a winning season...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jay Young joked that among the exciting aspects of the head coaching job at Fairfield, he's now two hours closer to Fenway Park and his beloved Boston Red Sox.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — No. 22 Iowa has likely done enough to lock up an NCAA Tournament spot.
But it's fair to start wondering if the Hawkeyes will be able to do anything once they get...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers and Indiana are streaking.
The upstart Scarlet Knights are on a three-game win streak in Big Ten play for the first time in school history, slowly climbing out of the conference basement under third-year coach Steve Pikiell. Meanwhile the Hoosiers once-promising season has hit a seven-game skid under second-year coach Archie Miller.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Rutgers players have vowed to avoid another last place finish in the Big Ten. They took another step toward that goal by holding off a team that's headed in the opposite direction.
Geo Baker scored 20 points and the Scarlet Knights (10-9, 3-6 Big Ten) beat Penn State 64-60 on Saturday to put a three-game cushion between themselves and the conference cellar, where they've finished every season since joining the Big Ten in 2014.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards continues to cause fits for opponents and few have found a way to contain him.
The junior guard scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, and finished with six assists and five rebounds to lead Purdue to an 89-54 win over Rutgers on Tuesday night.
"He's a tough stop," Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said. "I actually watched all the tapes and no one has been able to stop him. He plays with tremendous confidence and can make tough shots."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's defense sparked its fast-break offense in time for the Gophers to pull away from Rutgers on Saturday.
Amir Coffey scored 29 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as Minnesota defeated Rutgers 88-70.
Jordan Murphy scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Dupree McBrayer scored 15 points and added 10 assists, and freshman Gabe Kalscheur scored 11 points for Minnesota (13-3, 3-2 Big Ten), who put the game away with a 14-1 run midway through the second half.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers may not be the doormat of the Big Ten Conference anymore.
Montez Mathis hit two contested layups and Geo Baker nailed a jumper with 10.3 seconds to play as the scrappy Scarlet Knights posted their biggest conference win under coach Steve Pikiell, a 64-61 decision over No. 16 Ohio State on Wednesday.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell was surprisingly passive during his halftime speech. Instead, he gave his adjustments before instructing his team to have a quick players-only meeting.
Eugene Omoruyi had 18 points and Shaq Carter had a career-high 13 points off the bench on 6-of-7 shooting in the second half to lead Rutgers past Columbia 68-65 in overtime.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham's certainly not looking like the team expected to be a part of the back end of the Atlantic 10 Conference this season.
The Rams entered the season as one of the youngest in Division I with eight freshman and two sophomores on the 17-man roster. It's no surprise their youth was a factor in the early forecasts, however, freshman Nick Honor is playing years beyond his nine-game career.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Rutgers blocked shots, forced turnovers and kept the Miami Hurricanes' potent offense from finding a rhythm.
And at the end, the Scarlet Knights relied on a little luck.
A 60-foot heave at the buzzer by Miami's DJ Vasiljevic clanked off the front of the rim to punctuate a frantic final flurry, and Rutgers held on to win 57-54 Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The college basketball season is still in its infant stages, but maybe Rutgers is gaining a reputation as being a tough, hard-nosed defensive-minded team.
Just five days after holding Eastern Michigan to 36 points in a big win, the Scarlet Knights (4-1) came through defensively again Friday, holding Boston University to just 44 points in a 54-44 victory, the team's fourth win in five games this season.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers rebounded in record fashion after a blowout loss at home to St. John's, winning its third game on Monday night with a 63-36 rout of Eastern Michigan.
Geo Baker had 20 points and the Scarlet Knights (3-1) had their third double-digit win of the season while holding Eastern Michigan to an NCAA-record low four first-half points.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell touted Eugene Omoruyi as the most improved player this offseason. So far, the pupil has proved his teacher right.
Omoruyi had his second-straight double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Geo Baker scored 20 points to lead Rutgers past Drexel 95-66 on Sunday.
"These two guys were veterans tonight and we needed that veteran leadership," Pikiell said.
Last season: 15-19, surprised many by reaching quarterfinals of Big Ten tournament.
Nickname: Scarlet Knights.
Coach: Steve Pikiell.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: Guard and leading scorer Corey Sanders opted for the NBA and was not drafted. G Mike Williams, F DeShawn Freeman, F Candido Sa, F Matt Bullock and G Souf Mensah.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It's not surprising Rutgers has been picked to finish last in the Big Ten Conference in most of the preseason basketball polls.
NEW YORK (AP) — The home team in the first Big Ten Tournament in Madison Square Garden will play at least one more game.
Corey Sanders scored 23 points and last-place Rutgers won a Big Ten Tournament game for the second straight season, beating Minnesota 65-54 on Wednesday night.
The 14th seed Scarlet Knights (14-18) play sixth-seeded Indiana on Thursday night. Rutgers upset Ohio State as the 14th seed in last year's Big Ten Tournament.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — When he avoids silly fouls and plays with intensity, Bruno Fernando can dominate a basketball game.
Unfortunately for Maryland, it took the 6-foot-10 freshman nearly an entire season to get it right.
Fernando had 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and the Terrapins kept Rutgers winless on the road with a 61-51 victory Saturday night.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — While Corey Sanders' offense will be shown on the highlight reel, coach Steve Pikiell focused on his star guard's defense in Rutgers' 67-58 overtime victory over Northwestern on Tuesday night.
"The heck with the offense, I thought his defense was spectacular the whole night," Pikiell said, adding, "He was confident and he had a little swagger tonight and that's how I want him to play."
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After falling to .500 coming off four straight losses at the end of a stretch of seven games in 17 days, Indiana was desperate for a win to keep the rebuild season meaningful.
Juwan Morgan and Robert Johnson helped the Hoosiers do just that.
Morgan had 24 points and eight rebounds and Johnson scored 19 points to lead Indiana past Rutgers 65-43 on Monday night.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — For all the scoring that Isaac Copeland did against Rutgers, it was one of the little things that gave Nebraska a much-needed road win.
Copeland scored 23 points and came up with a clutch rebound in the final minute to lead Nebraska to 60-54 victory Wednesday night.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — With Mike Williams out for the foreseeable future, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell gave his team a simple message on Wednesday night.
"All hands on deck."
After Williams injured his ankle in the last 10 minutes of practice on Saturday, the Scarlet Knights were ill-prepared to play without their senior captain against now-No. 22 Ohio State on Sunday. That wasn't the case against Iowa Wednesday night.
Rutgers has given coach Steve Pikiell a three-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season.
Athletic director Patrick Hobbs announced the extension on Wednesday with Pikiell in his second season with the program.
Under terms of the deal, Pikiell will be guaranteed $15.05 million over the next five seasons, plus performance bonuses.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It used to be easy to criticize Rutgers' schedule and scoff at its 9-3 record. That changed last weekend.
The Scarlet Knights' upset of then No. 15 Seton Hall has been a boost to Steve Pikiell's program. Beating the Pirates has shown Rutgers has gotten over the hump after close losses against once-ranked Minnesota, No. 24 Florida State and No. 2 Michigan State.
"We just showed everybody that we can play anybody in the country," senior guard Mike Williams said.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Pikiell is turning around the Rutgers' basketball program a lot quicker than anyone expected.
Corey Sanders scored eight of his season-high 22 points in a game-ending 17-2 run Saturday, leading the Scarlet Knights to their biggest win since Pikiell became coach last year — a 71-65 win over No. 15 Seton Hall.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell is a team-first guy, but he couldn't help but put the spotlight on star guard Corey Sanders for his career milestone on Tuesday night.
The second-year coach had his first player go over 1,000 points at Rutgers as the Scarlet Knights beat Fordham 75-63.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Geo Baker was known for his shooting abilities on the recruiting circuit. It turns out he can be a good facilitator too.
The freshman had his first career double-double with 19 points and 11 assists, while fellow backcourt mates Corey Sanders had 19 points and Mike Williams had 17 points to lead Rutgers past Fairleigh Dickinson 92-54 Saturday night.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It was the first litmus test for Florida State and Rutgers on Tuesday night.
CJ Walker scored a career-high 24 points and Phil Cofer added 19 to lead the unbeaten Seminoles past Rutgers 78-73.
"It was a tremendous test for us," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton. "This was the kind of game I thought we really needed."