Rutgers Scarlet Knights

14-17

Team Snapshot
Points Per Game 67.9 277th
Rebounds Per Game 39.0 23rd
Assists Per Game 12.6 227th
Points Allowed 68.8 104th
2018-19 Big Ten Standings
TEAM CONF OVR
Michigan State 16-4 32-7
Purdue 16-4 26-10
Michigan 15-5 30-7
Wisconsin 14-6 23-11
Maryland 13-7 23-11
Iowa 10-10 23-12
Minnesota 9-11 22-14
Ohio State 8-12 20-15
Indiana 8-12 19-16
Penn State 7-13 14-18
Illinois 7-13 12-21
Rutgers 7-13 14-17
Nebraska 6-14 19-17
Northwestern 4-16 13-19

Rutgers Scarlet Knights News

  • ESPN.com: Everything you need to know for the 2019 NBA awards

    Note: Six of the awards given out are voted on by the media: MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award and Most Improved Player. Other awards include Executive of the Year (voted on by the league's executives), Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year (voted on by the players), NBA Sportsmanship Award (voted on by the players), the NBA Cares Community Assist Award (voted on by fans and a panel of judges), the Lifetime Achievement Award, the NBA Hustle Award and the Sager Strong Award.

    Most Valuable Player Rookie of the Year Sixth Man Defensive Player of the Year Most Improved Player Coach of the Year

    Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks
    Michael Malone, Denver Nuggets
    Doc Rivers, LA Clippers

  • On the Banks: Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year Donnie Tillman Visiting Rutgers Basketball

    The Rutgers men's basketball program is hosting an intriguing sit-out transfer candidate on Thursday. Per The Basketball Diary, Utah wing and the Pac-12's reigning sixth man of the year, Donnie Tillman, is currently on a visit to Rutgers.

    Utah's transfer Donnie Tillman on a visit at Rutgers. Was Pac12's 6th man of the year.

    -- The Basketball Diary (@TheBBallDiary) June 20, 2019

    Kristian Dyer of ESPN confirmed the visit soon after as well.

    The 6'7" sophomore averaged 10.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists in 27.2 minutes per game last season.

  • On the Banks: Steve Pikiell discusses the current state of the Rutgers men's basketball program entering his fourth year

    The offseason has been a busy one for the Rutgers men's basketball program. There have been staff changes, roster changes, scheduling news, as well as a trip to Spain and opening of the practice facility slated for later this summer. For a third straight year, I was fortunate to speak with head coach Steve Pikiell about the current state of the program during the offseason. Player development, recruiting, and expectations for next season are just a few topics covered during our lengthy conversation. Let's tip things off!

    Thanks again for taking time to speak with me coach.

  • On the Banks: Former Rutgers captain Eugene Omoruyi transferring to Oregon

    Former Rutgers captain Eugene Omoruyi has officially flown the coop, announcing on his Instagram account on Monday night that he was committing to the Oregon Ducks. It took just 12 days from when Omoruyi announced he was transferring from Rutgers to make his decision. He visited Texas A&M first, before deciding on Oregon after his recent official visit to the program. Per transfer rules, he will have to sit next season before playing his final year of eligibility in the 2020-2021 season.

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    Happy to announce that I have committed to the University of Oregon !

  • On the Banks: Rutgers Men's Basketball Booster Program, the Court Club, Looks to Kick Off Summer With A Steve Pikiell BBQ

    One of the unsung heroes for the Rutgers Men's Basketball program has been it's Booster Club, cleverly named the Court Club. This coming year, the Court Club is looking to amp up its activity with the Men's Basketball program and continue to build its membership.

    So, what does the Court Club do, you ask?

    Well, let me tell you. The Court Club has been supporting the Men's Basketball program since 1958, and it is the oldest booster club on campus. 180 members strong, the Court Club looks to support Steve Pikiell's program in a multitude of ways.

  • On the Banks: Rutgers Basketball offers 2019 Wing Lok Wur

    The Rutgers men's basketball team continues to look to fill at least one of two scholarships available for next season. While there is a deeper pool of grad transfers or JUCO players to choose from, head coach Steve Pikiell and the staff continue to explore all options.

    On Sunday, 6'9" wing Lok Wur announced on twitter that he received an offer from the Scarlet Knights. The 2019 recruit was just cleared academically late last week and since that development, he has received offers from Nevada, Washington State, DePaul, and now Rutgers, among others.

    Wur resides in Papillion, Nebraska, which is a suburb of Omaha.

  • On the Banks: Rutgers Basketball Recruiting: The 2020 Class is the most important of the Pikiell Era

    It's been an interesting offseason so far for the Rutgers men's basketball program, to say the least.

    First, head coach Steve Pikiell lost his longtime assistant and right hand man, Jay Young, who became the first Rutgers assistant to leave for a head coaching position since some guy named Dick Vitale did it in the seventies. The program was named the most improved team last season by Sports Illustrated, which was amazing and strange at the same time in realizing national perception is actually changing for the better. One of the most sought after grad transfers on the market, Akwasi Yeboah, announced he was coming to Rutgers to reunite with Pikiell after being recruited to Stony Brook by him.

  • On the Banks: How does Rutgers men's basketball non-conference schedule stand so far?

    The matchup's for next season's ACC/Big Ten Challenge were announced on Thursday morning and Rutgers men's basketball will face a former conference foe from the past. The Scarlet Knights will travel to face Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 3rd. Rutgers leads the all-time series against Pitt, 25-23, including a 67-62 win at the RAC in the last meeting between the two schools on January 5th, 2013. They played annually for two decades when both programs were members of the Big East and the series begin back in 1915.

    I like this matchup for several reasons. First, I think it's a positive to play teams that Rutgers has traditionally in the past, especially regionally.

  • On the Banks: On The Banks Podcast Episode No. 40: Reaction To Eugene Omoruyi Transfer

    We are back with episode #40 of the On The Banks Podcast with a special emergency edition. Host Lance Glinn and OTB managing editor Aaron Breitman discuss the stunning news regarding Rutgers men's basketball team captain and leading scorer/rebounder Eugene Omoruyi announcing his intentions to transfer out of the program. They cover how the news unfolded on Wednesday morning, the emotions of the day, put this transfer into context within program history, as well as look at what this means for next season and whether expectations should be adjusted.

    Thanks for listening and enjoy the show.

  • On the Banks: Ten thoughts on Rutgers Basketball following news of Eugene Omoruyi's impending departure

    Breath in......breath out.....breath in......breath out...... That's what Wednesday morning has been for Rutgers basketball fans, who either couldn't sleep through the night or have been strung out all morning upon discovering the news that Eugene Omoruyi intends to leave the program. The news of Omoruyi transferring out has truly shocked everyone, including media covering the team and people within the program itself.

    Speculation is starting to trickle out though. Keith Sargeant of NJ Advance Media is reporting that part of the issue with Omoruyi wanting to leave was that he is "considering sitting out the 2019-20 season to rehabilitate his knees" per a source.

  • On the Banks: Rutgers Men's Basketball Hype Train Already Leaving The Station

    We are just now arriving at Memorial Day weekend, but the optimism around the Rutgers men's basketball program is already in full bloom. Next season is the most anticipated in many years and postseason aspirations are warranted. Entering year four of the Steve Pikiell era, the foundation is solid to the point that his pledge upon being hired that he would make Rutgers dance in March seems more of a question of when, not if. Whether that happens next season or not remains to be seen, but the fact is that the national media is taking notice of the program and helping to raise expectations for the program moving forward.

  • On the Banks: Rutgers Baseball season ends at B1G Champion Indiana

    Rutgers Baseball completed their season at Indiana this weekend. Heading into the three game set, the Scarlet Knights controlled their own destiny, sitting in the final qualifying spot for a Big Ten tournament berth. As it turned out, RU would have needed to sweep the series to qualify because Ohio State and Maryland did just that in theirs to sew up the 7th and 8th spots. Instead, the opposite happened to finish off another season of Scarlet Knights baseball.

    <strong>Thursday: Indiana 7, Rutgers 5</strong>

    Rutgers starter Harry Rutkowski surrendered an RBI double to put the Knights in a 2-0 hole in the second inning.

  • ESPN.com: Kanter: 'After I leave the court, the fight begins'

    ONE OF THE first items on Enes Kanter's schedule when he joined the Portland Trail Blazers in February was a meeting with agents from the local FBI office -- just one among many ways Kanter's life is vastly different from any other NBA player's.

    Kanter told the agents about the Interpol red notice that lists him as a wanted man and prohibits him from traveling safely outside the United States. He talked about the man he considers a dictator, Turkey's president Reccip Tayyip Erdogan, and Erdogan's near-pathological desire to see Kanter either imprisoned or dead.

  • On the Banks: Rutgers accepts bid to National Invitational Softball Championships

    Despite a disappointing loss in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament, the Rutgers softball team's turnaround season continues. On Sunday night, the Scarlet Knights accepted a bid to play in the National Invitational Softball Championships (NISC). They'll head to the double elimination, Liberty Regional in Lynchburg, Virginia. The teams playing at this regional in addition to Rutgers (28-24) and host Liberty (37-20) are Appalachian State (31-23), George Washington (42-16), Marshall (29-20) and Kent State (27-24). Rutgers will open play against Appalachian State on Thursday, May 16th.

    There are four regionals and the winners of each will meet in the Championship round in Fort Collins, Colorado on May 24th-26th.

  • On the Banks: Why The Proposed Three-Point Rule Change Could Actually Benefit Rutgers Men's Basketball

    On Friday, the NCAA announced a proposal that would move the distance of the three-point line from the basket from the current distance of 20 feet, 9 inches to the FIBA distance of 22 feet, 1.75 inches. That's a significant move back for the line, just under a foot and a half.

    This proposal will be reviewed by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel on June 5 and if approved, the move would go into effect for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

    Now just one step away (and likely just a formality) from the 3-point line behind moved back to FIBA distance for this coming season.

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