Rutgers Scarlet Knights Basketball Schedule
It has been a long time since the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have been
in the NCAA Tournament (their most recent appearance being in 1991), but the support of the program's fans has never wavered.
After moving from the treacherous Big East to the AAC fans might have expected a bit of a reprieve but the AAC is just as
loaded as the Big East ever was. During the 2013-2014 season Rutgers has struggled, playing a killer schedule, and currently
has a 10-17 overall record including a 4-10 conference record. There is plenty of hope for the Scarlet Knights next year as
they will be returning their top two scorers as well as their top rebounder and assist man. Be sure to get out to one of the
last two remaining Rutgers home games to show your support for the team.
On January 25th, the Knights will take on the
UConn Huskies at home. The Huskies have one of the top programs in the country and are consistently a threat to finish atop
the Big East standings. If Rutgers have defeat UConn in this matchup, it will go a long way in showing the rest of the conference
that they mean business this season. This is sure to be a popular game that Rutgers fans will be clamoring to attend, and
for good reason. Any time UConn comes to town it promises to be an exciting affair that will have every fan in the arena up
out of their seats. You can be there at this awesome matchup this season and be a part of all the NCAA hoop action you love.
The Knights have another tough game on the docket on March 8th when the Cincinnati Bearcats come into Piscataway for Rutgers'
last home game of the season. The Bearcats always seem to have a tough defensive unit, so it will be crucial for the Knights
to find ways to consistently get buckets throughout the contest. The Knights will look to play tough defense in the hope of
shutting down the Cinci offensive attack, but that is easier said than done. Closing out strong at home is always a good indication
that a team is ready to contend in the conference tourney, so this could serve as a big momentum game for Rutgers as they
head into the Big East tournament. The final home game of the season is always packed with fans looking to see their favorite
team close out the regular season on a high note, and this year should be no different. Join the biggest Rutgers hoops fans
at the arena!
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Basketball History
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights basketball team has
a long history of competitive basketball that spans decades of quality teams. The program's best season occurred in 1976 when
the team made it all the way to the Final Four. The Knights made it all the way to the championship game of the National Invitational
Tournament (NIT) in 2004. The Knights have had multiple players that have gone on to play in the NBA. The Rutgers Scarlet
Knights are a Division I basketball team that plays in the competitive Big East Conference. The Big East is thought by many
college basketball fans to be the best conference in the entire country. The Big East boasts such top programs as the Syracuse
Orange, UConn Huskies, Georgetown Hoyas and Louisville Cardinals. Having to play opponents like that on an annual basis never
makes for an easy road to a winning record, but the Knights are never ready to back down from the competition. Rutgers narrowly
missed out on a.500 record in 2012-13, mostly due to their struggles in conference play..
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have made it to the revered Final Four of the NCAA Tournament once in
their storied history. During which year did they make their appearance in the Final Four?
The answer is 1976, when
the Knights made it to the Final Four before falling in the semifinal game to the Michigan Wolverines.
Players for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have had some truly great players hit the court
over the years, and some of those players have even gone on to play in the National Basketball Association. One such player
was Roy Hinson, who averaged more than 14 points per game over the course of his pro career. Other Scarlet Knights players
that went on to play in the pro game include James Bailey and Bobby Lloyd.
The Rutgers Scarlet
Knights have a dedicated group of fans that love to pack the house for home games at which they'll cheer on the Knights with
everything they've got. When two great teams are going head-to-head and the buzz of the crowd is steadily rising as the clock
dwindles in the second half, you'll see that there is nothing like college basketball played at the highest possible level,
particularly when it's a rising team like the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. With a great crowd that pours into the stands to provide
the perfect backdrop for a big game, this is a team that you definitely don't want to miss out on this season as they look
to wreak havoc on the American, a tough conference that brings out the best of the best.