Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Geo Baker had 20 points and Rutgers held Eastern Michigan to an NCAA-record low four first-half points in a 63-36 rout on Monday night.

Rutgers (3-1) tied an NCAA Division I record for points allowed in a half as it built a 31-4 halftime lead. It was Eastern Michigan, coincidently, that held Northern Illinois to four points (18-4) in the first half on Jan. 16, 2013. Kansas State outscored Savannah State 48-4 in the second half on Jan. 7, 2008.

Eastern Michigan (4-2) was 0 of 7 from the free-throw line in the first half, and didn't score until Kevin McAdoo's jumper at the 14-minute mark. The Eagles didn't score again until 5:36 left in the first half.

Baker was 7-of-9-shooting, made six 3-pointers and had five assists. Peter Kiss added 10 points for Rutgers.

Boubacar Toure scored seven points off the bench to lead Eastern Michigan, which finished 15 of 54 (28 percent) from the floor, 3-of-13 shooting from long range, and missed 14 of 17 free-throw attempts. James Thompson IV's added six points and eight rebounds for the Eagles. >> Read more

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Nov 17, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Artur Sitkowski (8) drops back to pass while being hurried by Penn State Nittany Lions defensive tackle Robert Windsor (54) during the first half at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 17, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Artur Sitkowski (8) drops back to pass while being hurried by Penn State Nittany Lions defensive tackle Robert Windsor (54) during the first half at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Trace McSorley threw two touchdown passes to tight end Pat Freiermuth and No. 16 Penn State's defense set up two touchdowns with turnovers in a 20-7 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, sending the Scarlet Knights to their 10th straight loss.

McSorley's touchdown passes covered 6 yards in the second quarter and 18 in the fourth as the Nittany Lions (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) beat Rutgers (1-10, 0-7) for the 12th straight time. Jake Pinegar added field goals of 22 and 19 yards.

The win was No. 30 for McSorley as a starter, making him the winningest quarterback in school history. The senior had been tied with Todd Blackledge (1980-82) and Tony Sacca (1988-91). The two touchdowns increased his total - running and passing - to 101.

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Mar 2, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach C. Vivian Stringer yells to her team in the second half during the third round of the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Ohio State defeated Rutgers 82 to 57. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports (Marc Lebryk)
Mar 2, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach C. Vivian Stringer yells to her team in the second half during the third round of the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Ohio State defeated Rutgers 82 to 57. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports (Marc Lebryk)

Rutgers women's head coach C. Vivian Stringer made history Tuesday night. 

Stringer, 70, became the sixth Division I college head coach to win 1,000 career games with a 73-44 victory over Central Connecticut State. 

The Naismith Hall of Fame also became the first African-American coach to achieve the feat as she improved her career record to 1,000-402 in her 47th season as a college head coach.  

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Nov 10, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Chris Evans (12) rushes for a touchdown against Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back Isaiah Wharton (11) during the second half at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 10, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Chris Evans (12) rushes for a touchdown against Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back Isaiah Wharton (11) during the second half at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Shea Patterson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Karan Higdon ran for a pair of 1-yard scores and No. 4 Michigan kept its national championship hopes intact with a 42-7 win over Rutgers on Saturday.

The Wolverines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) have won nine straight and remain in first place in the conference's East Division. They have a final tuneup against Indiana next week at the Big House before closing the regular season at No. 8 Ohio State. Michigan hasn't lost since the season opener against No. 3 Notre Dame and would have to beat the Buckeyes for just the second time in 15 years to keep any hope at a national title alive.

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Nov 3, 2018; Madison, WI, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Artur Sitkowski (8) throws a pass while being hit by Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Ryan Connelly (43) during the second quarter at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)
Nov 3, 2018; Madison, WI, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Artur Sitkowski (8) throws a pass while being hit by Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Ryan Connelly (43) during the second quarter at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Jonathan Taylor rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns, and Wisconsin played smash-mouth football in the second half to run away from Rutgers for a 31-17 win on Saturday.

Ryan Connelly led a strong effort from the front seven with eight tackles, while D'Cota Dixon blocked a field-goal attempt for the Badgers (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten).

Starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook left the game at halftime because of a head injury, a week after missing a loss at Northwestern while in the concussion protocol.

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Sep 15, 2018; Lawrence, KS, USA; A general view of a Rutgers Scarlet Knights helmet during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Kansas won 55-14. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)
Sep 15, 2018; Lawrence, KS, USA; A general view of a Rutgers Scarlet Knights helmet during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Kansas won 55-14. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)

Rutgers linebacker Izaia Bullock was arrested on Tuesday after authorities discovered he was allegedly involved in a plot to kill two family members of a friend's family, according to NJ.com. 

The 22-year-old junior was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder. 

Bullock was dismissed from the team on Tuesday and his player page on the university's athletic site has been deleted.  

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Oct 20, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive lineman Mike Tverdov (97) tackles Northwestern Wildcats running back Isaiah Bowser (25) during the second half at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 20, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive lineman Mike Tverdov (97) tackles Northwestern Wildcats running back Isaiah Bowser (25) during the second half at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Isaiah Bowser scored on a 5-yard run with 8:12 to play and Northwestern avoided a major letdown by converting two fourth-downs plays on the game-winning drive to defeat struggling Rutgers 18-15 on Saturday.

Bowser also scored on a 3-yard run and Drew Luckenbaugh kicked a 23-yard field goal as the Wildcats (4-3, 4-1 Big Ten) won their third straight game by rallying from an eight-point third-quarter deficit. Clayton Thorson hit Flynn Nagel on a 2-point conversion pass after Bowser's go-ahead run.

Isaih Pacheco scored on a 44-yard run for Rutgers (1-7, 0-5), which lost its seventh straight game. Justin Davidovicz kicked field goals of 42 and 26 yards, while Willington Previlon had a sack for a safety.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) After watching Maryland ring up 34 points and 379 yards, Terrapins interim coach and offensive coordinator Matt Canada pulled a reverse and spoke glowingly about the defense.

And why not? Maryland picked off five passes, yielded only 179 yards and took a shutout into the final minute of a 34-7 rout of Rutgers on Saturday.

"We played exceptionally well and unbelievably well on defense," Canada said. "On offense, we scored enough points to win the game..."

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Oct 6, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Artur Sitkowski (8) looks on during the second half against the Illinois Fighting Illini at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 6, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Artur Sitkowski (8) looks on during the second half against the Illinois Fighting Illini at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Quarterback AJ Bush ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another in his return to the lineup as Illinois used a big ground game to beat Rutgers 38-17 Saturday, sending the Scarlet Knights to their fifth straight loss.

Bush, who missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, scored on runs of 3 and 41 yards in the first half. He iced the game with an 11-yard TD pass to Ricky Smalling early in the fourth quarter.

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Sep 29, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Indiana Hoosiers defensive back Jamar Johnson (16) intercepts a pass intended for Rutgers Scarlet Knights tight end Jerome Washington (88) during the first half at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Sep 29, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Indiana Hoosiers defensive back Jamar Johnson (16) intercepts a pass intended for Rutgers Scarlet Knights tight end Jerome Washington (88) during the first half at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Indiana got away with playing half a game against downtrodden Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights didn't see it that way. They believed they finally showed signs of being able to win a couple of game this season.

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Sep 22, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Chris Ash during second half against Buffalo Bulls at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Sep 22, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Chris Ash during second half against Buffalo Bulls at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Tyree Jackson threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns and Buffalo used its big-play offense to remain unbeaten and roll over reeling Rutgers 42-13 Saturday.

The win was the first for the Bulls over a Big Ten Conference opponent and pushed their record to 4-0, their best start since 1981. It also extended their winning streak to seven straight games dating to last season and gave them two road wins over nonconference opponents in a season for the first time since joining the FBS ranks in 1999.

It was the third straight loss for Rutgers (1-3), which has given up 149 points in those games. Justin Davidovicz kicked two first-half field goals and Raheem Blackshear scored on a 14-yard run early in the fourth quarter with backup Gio Rescigno at quarterback.

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Sep 15, 2018; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Carter Stanley (9) runs the ball during the second half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium. Kansas won 55-14. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)
Sep 15, 2018; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Carter Stanley (9) runs the ball during the second half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium. Kansas won 55-14. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Six takeaways, including two pick-6s, and an explosive running game carried Kansas to a 55-14 blowout over Rutgers on Saturday, marking the Jayhawks' first back-to-back wins over FBS opponents since 2009.

Bryce Torneden and Mike Lee each returned interceptions for touchdowns as the Scarlet Knights threw three picks and surrendered three fumbles. Couple that with the dominant performance on the ground, and you get a performance that surprised even coach David Beaty.

"I didn't see this coming against these guys because they are a very talent-rich football team and I've said so many times how good of a coach Chris Ash is," Beaty said. "It was our day. Sometimes, it becomes your day." >> Read more

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Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Keandre Jones tackles Rutgers Scarlet Knights running back Isaih Pacheco in the second half at Ohio Stadium. (Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports)
Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Keandre Jones tackles Rutgers Scarlet Knights running back Isaih Pacheco in the second half at Ohio Stadium. (Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports)

The Rutgers football team was blown out 52-3 by No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday at Buckeye Stadium in the Buckeyes' second game without head coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer was suspended for the first three games of Ohio State's season after he mishandled domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. 

Rutgers was outgained 579-134 and turned the ball over twice, managing just a third-quarter field goal while Ohio State took a 35-0 lead at halftime.

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Urban Meyer Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports (Greg Bartram)

Ohio State head football coach, Urban Meyer, was suspended for the first three games of the season after an investigation found he had mishandled domestiv violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

Meyer will also be suspended without pay for six weeks, while being allowed to resume activity with his program after Sept. 2. However, he will be missing those three games, one of which is against Rutgers on Sept. 8. 

The Scarlet Knights are set to travel to Columbus to face off against the Buckeyes in the Shoe. Ohio State is currently ranked No. 5 in the country after the preseason poll.

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights fans during first half against Ohio State Buckeyes at High Point Solutions Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights fans during first half against Ohio State Buckeyes at High Point Solutions Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

As many as eight Rutgers football players could be involved in an investigation for fraudulent use of credit cards, according to NJ.com's Keith Sargeant.

The investigation, which the Rutgers University Police Department is conducting, is ongoing, and specifics of the probe have not been released.

It's currently unclear if the investigation is related to the dismissals of linebacker Brendan DeVera and safety K.J. Gray, who are no longer with the team for violating team rules, according to Sargeant, and were released from their scholarships, making them free to transfer to other schools.

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Nov 28, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Steve Pikiell talks with his players during a second half time out against the Florida State Seminoles at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 28, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Steve Pikiell talks with his players during a second half time out against the Florida State Seminoles at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Texas transfer Jacob Young committed to Steve Pikiell and Rutgers on Saturday evening, giving the Scarlet Knights a high-major addition to work with. 

Young played two seasons at the Longhorns, providing a scoring threat off the bench for head coach Shaka Smart. In his freshman campaign, he struggled, shooting only 29 percent from the field and notching 3.7 points per game, but in year two, Young averaged 6.2 PPG and hit 41 percent of his shots from the field in nearly the same minutes per night.

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NEW YORK (AP) Carsen Edwards and Vincent Edwards each scored 26 points and No. 8 Purdue fought back another upset bid by Rutgers, beating the Scarlet Knights 82-75 on Friday night to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. >> Read more

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Feb 20, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) is fouled by Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Candido Sa (1) during the first half at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports (Joseph Maiorana)
Feb 20, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) is fouled by Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Candido Sa (1) during the first half at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports (Joseph Maiorana)

The Scarlet Knights stunned Indiana 76-69 on Thursday after falling behind by 14 points. Rutgers lost at home to the Hoosiers 65-43 on Feb. 5. << Read more

 

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Mar 1, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Mamadou Doucoure (21) and guard Mike Williams (5) react during the first half against the Indiana Hoosiers in a second round game of the 2018 Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Mar 1, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Mamadou Doucoure (21) and guard Mike Williams (5) react during the first half against the Indiana Hoosiers in a second round game of the 2018 Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

NEW YORK (AP) Corey Sanders scored 28 points and last-place Rutgers upset Indiana 76-69 Thursday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, the Scarlet Knights most notable accomplishment in four seasons since joining the conference.

The 14th-seeded Scarlet Knights (15-18) face third seed and No. 8 Purdue at Madison Square Garden in the final game of Friday's quarterfinal quadruple-header.

The Hoosiers (16-15) started the game on a 17-3 run, but were manhandled for the most part by Rutgers over the final 30 minutes. >> Read more

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Jan 10, 2018; East Lansing, MI, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) brings the ball up court during the first half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Carter)
Jan 10, 2018; East Lansing, MI, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) brings the ball up court during the first half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Carter)

NEW YORK (AP) 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 at Madison Square Garden.

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.

Minnesota (15-17) ended an awful season, filled with off-court issues and injuries, by losing 14 of its final 16 games. Isaiah Washington, a freshman from Harlem, led the Gophers with 18 points.

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Illinois Fighting Illini guard Te'Jon Lucas defends against Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Mike Williams during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
Illinois Fighting Illini guard Te'Jon Lucas defends against Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Mike Williams during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Michael Finke and Aaron Jordan came off the bench to combine for 34 points and lead Illinois past Rutgers 75-62 on Sunday.

Deshawn Freeman blocked a shot by Trent Frazier and then assisted Eugene Omoruyi (14 points) on a fast-break layup to give Rutgers (13-18, 3-15 Big Ten) a 36-35 lead.

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Feb 20, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) is fouled by Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Candido Sa (1) during the first half at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports (Joseph Maiorana)
Feb 20, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) is fouled by Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Candido Sa (1) during the first half at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports (Joseph Maiorana)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) C.J. Jackson scored 18 points to help No. 16 Ohio State rout Rutgers 79-52 on Tuesday night.

 

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Feb 17, 2018; College Park, MD, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Eugene Omoruyi (11) looks to pass as Maryland Terrapins forward Bruno Fernando (23) defends during the second half at XFINITY Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Feb 17, 2018; College Park, MD, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Eugene Omoruyi (11) looks to pass as Maryland Terrapins forward Bruno Fernando (23) defends during the second half at XFINITY Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Bruno Fernando had 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and Maryland kept Rutgers winless on the road with a 61-51 victory Saturday night.

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Feb 13, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (0) battles Northwestern Wildcats forward Vic Law (4) for the ball during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Feb 13, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (0) battles Northwestern Wildcats forward Vic Law (4) for the ball during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Rutgers scored 32 points in the second half to force overtime, then went on an 11-2 run in overtime to beat Northwestern on Tuesday night at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. >> Box score

 

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Jan 17, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) dunks against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Luka Garza (55) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 17, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) dunks against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Luka Garza (55) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Isaiah Roby had 10 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots and Nebraska opened up 16-point leads in both halves and didn't let Rutgers get closer than 10 points in the last 14 minutes to take a 67-55 win Saturday.

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights center Shaquille Doorson grabs a rebound against Indiana Hoosiers forward Juwan Morgan during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights center Shaquille Doorson grabs a rebound against Indiana Hoosiers forward Juwan Morgan during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Juwan Morgan had 24 points and eight rebounds and Robert Johnson scored 19 points to lead Indiana past Rutgers 65-43 on Monday night.

Indiana (13-12, 6-7 Big Ten) opened a 42-22 lead with 12 1/2 minutes remaining after Josh Newkirk found Collin Hartman for a 3-pointer, causing Rutgers to call a timeout. Indiana would lead by as many 24.

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Former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano will take the vacant defensive coordinator position with the Patriots next season, per NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy.

The Patriots wasted no time in filling the position after their loss in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, and with the Lions officially announcing Matt Patricia as their new head coach, they were allowed to make the announcement on Schiano.

Schiano, who served as head coach for Rutgers for 11 seasons from 2001-11, has spent the past two seasons as Ohio State's defensive coordinator under Urban Meyer. He was looking to find his way back to the NFL (two seasons as Bucs head coach from 2012-13), and with Belichick a close friend, it appears their connection as turned them into colleagues.

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GEICO SportsNite: Rutgers 00:00:25
Rutgers basketball coach Steve Pikiell on his team coming up short in their bid to upset Purdue.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Vincent Edward had 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and No. 3 Purdue held on to beat Rutgers 78-76 on Saturday for a school-record 19th straight win.

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Jan 17, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) dunks against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Luka Garza (55) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 17, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) dunks against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Luka Garza (55) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Purdue takes its school-record and nation-best 18-game win streak to Rutgers on Saturday, a school the No. 3 Boilermakers have enjoyed recent success against.

The Boilermakers haven't lost since Nov. 23, when they dropped a 77-73 decision to Western Kentucky. Purdue has scored at least 70 points in 16 straight games.

Purdue (22-2, 11-0 Big Ten) leads the series with Rutgers (12-12, 2-9) 9-1, having won seven games in a row. Purdue is 5-0 against the Scarlet Knights as members of the Big Ten Conference and has won all five games by at least seven points, including three straight by an average of 33.3 points.

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Jan 30, 2018; Champaign, IL, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) shoots defended by Illinois Fighting Illini guard Mark Alstork (24) and forward Michael Finke (43) during the second half at State Farm Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Granse)
Jan 30, 2018; Champaign, IL, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) shoots defended by Illinois Fighting Illini guard Mark Alstork (24) and forward Michael Finke (43) during the second half at State Farm Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Granse)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Kipper Nichols scored 19 points and Trent Frazier had 17 points to lift Illinois to a 91-60 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night.

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Jan 27, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Tony Carr (10) drives to the basket against the defense of Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (0) during the second half at the Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Jan 27, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Tony Carr (10) drives to the basket against the defense of Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (0) during the second half at the Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Patrick Chambers was admittedly skeptical his team would be able to maintain the pace it used to pull off a buzzer-beating win at Ohio State just two days before.

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Jan 24, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Anton Gill (13) drives to the basket against Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Deshawn Freeman (33) during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 24, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Anton Gill (13) drives to the basket against Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Deshawn Freeman (33) during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Isaac Copeland scored 23 points and came up with a clutch rebound in the final minute to lead Nebraska to 60-54 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night.

James Palmer Jr. added 18 points and Glynn Watson Jr. made two clutch layups in the final 2:30 as the Cornhuskers (15-8, 6-4 Big Ten) won their second road game of the season.

Corey Sanders had 14 points to lead Rutgers (12-10, 2-7) but he also was called for an offensive foul on a drive with the Scarlet Knights down by four with 14 seconds to play. >> Read more

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Jan 21, 2018; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) shoots on Michigan Wolverines guard Jaaron Simmons (5) in the second half at Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)
Jan 21, 2018; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) shoots on Michigan Wolverines guard Jaaron Simmons (5) in the second half at Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Moe Wagner scored 16 points and Duncan Robinson added 12 to lift No. 23 Michigan to a 62-47 victory over Rutgers on Sunday.

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Jan 17, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) dunks against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Luka Garza (55) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 17, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) dunks against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Luka Garza (55) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Corey Sanders had 18 points and eight assists and two steals and Geo Baker had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals, to lead Rutgers past Iowa 80-64 on Wednesday night.

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GEICO SportsNite: Rutgers 00:00:30
Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell discusses his team's woes on the offensive end as Ohio State coasted to a 22-point win in Piscataway.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders controls the ball as Ohio State Buckeyes forward Kaleb Wesson defends during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders controls the ball as Ohio State Buckeyes forward Kaleb Wesson defends during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Keita Bates-Diop scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and Ohio State beat Rutgers 68-46 to remain undefeated in Big Ten play this season and tied atop the conference standings.

Ohio State (15-4, 6-0) built up a 30-point lead after Kam Williams converted on a 4-point play with 13:47 remaining to make it 48-18.

Kaleb Wesson had 10 points and nine rebounds and Williams finished with 11 points for Ohio State

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Jan 10, 2018; East Lansing, MI, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) brings the ball up court during the first half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Carter)
Jan 10, 2018; East Lansing, MI, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) brings the ball up court during the first half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Carter)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Miles Bridges ended his scoreless start with 7:43 left in regulation and finished with just 11 points to barely help No. 4 Michigan State bounce back from a loss with a 76-72 overtime victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night.

The Spartans (16-2, 4-1 Big Ten) were coming off a lopsided loss at Ohio State and the setback seemed to have lingering effects for the team and their sophomore star. >> Read more.

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Jan 5, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Steve Pikiell reacts during first half play against Wisconsin Badgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 5, 2018; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Steve Pikiell reacts during first half play against Wisconsin Badgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Rutgers and men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell have agreed to a three-year contract extension, university athletic director Patrick Hobbs announced Wednesday.

Pikiell will be guaranteed $15.05 million over the next five seasons, plus performance bonuses, which runs through 2023-2024.

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Corey Sanders scored 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting to give Rutgers a much-needed win over Wisconsin, 64-60, Friday night.

Sanders scored with 1:47 left then added a 3-pointer with under a minute to go for a 58-53 lead.

Brad Davison hit Wisconsin's first 3-pointer of the game to tie it at 53 and cap a 7-0 run. >> Read more

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Jan 3, 2018; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards (3) battles for a loose ball with Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (0) and forward Deshawn Freeman (33) in the first half at Mackey Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports (Sandra Dukes)
Jan 3, 2018; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards (3) battles for a loose ball with Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (0) and forward Deshawn Freeman (33) in the first half at Mackey Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports (Sandra Dukes)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Isaac Haas scored 14 points and Dakota Mathias finished with 13 on Wednesday night to help No. 13 Purdue pull away from Rutgers 82-51.

The Boilermakers (14-2, 3-0 Big Ten) have won 10 straight overall and 17 consecutive home games.

Geo Baker had 11 points to lead the Scarlet Knights (10-6, 0-3), who have lost three straight. Mike Williams added 10. >> Read more

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Feb 11, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) handles the ball against Minnesota Golden Gophers during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Feb 11, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) handles the ball against Minnesota Golden Gophers during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) John Carroll scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Hassan Attia scored 11 points to go with another nine rebounds as Hartford pulled off its first win at Rutgers, nipping the Scarlet Knights 60-58 on Thursday night.

Rutgers needed a late 20-5 run to recover from a 13-point deficit late and hold off Hartford last season.

J.R. Lynch and Jason Dunne each had 14 points and combined to hit six 3s for the Hawks.

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Jakub Petras hit a jumper from the right elbow with .02 seconds left in overtime to give Stony Brook the upset over Rutgers 75-73 on Friday night.

The Seawolves (5-8) were led by Akwasi Yeboah's 21 points and Jaron Cornish had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-3) play host to the Stony Brook Seawolves (4-8) on Friday night at the RAC at 7 p.m. 

The Scarlet Knights will be relying on guards Corey Sanders and Geo Baker tonight. Sanders had a team-high 22 points in the team's win against Seton Hall, while Baker notched 17 points. These two guards can get things rolling for Rutgers, and if they do, it will be hard for Stony Brook to match their athleticism throughout the contest. 

It will also be a big game for Rutgers' head coach Steve Pikiell, who was the coach of Stony Brook since 2005 before taking his current job last season. Looking specifically at this matchup, the Seawolves force many turnovers with each of their starting five averaging at least a steal per game. He thinks his team is ready to limit their errors. 

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Nov 28, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Steve Pikiell talks with his players during a second half time out against the Florida State Seminoles at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 28, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Steve Pikiell talks with his players during a second half time out against the Florida State Seminoles at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Corey Sanders scored eight of his season-high 22 points in a game-ending 17-2 run Saturday, leading Rutgers to its biggest victory since Steve Pikiell became coach last year - a 71-65 win over No. 15 Seton Hall.

Freshman Geo Baker added 17 and Deshawn Freeman added 12 and 16 rebounds as the Scarlet Knights (10-3) beat a ranked team for the first time since defeating No. 4 Wisconsin in January 2015.

Myles Powell had 18 points to lead the Pirates (9-2), who had a five-game winning streak snapped in losing to Rutgers for the first time in five games.

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Fans stand for the national anthem before the start of Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball game at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
Fans stand for the national anthem before the start of Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball game at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- New Jersey's most intense rivalry is renewed when No. 15 Seton Hall visits Rutgers on Saturday in the "Garden State Hardwood Classic."

A sell-out crowd of 8,000 is expected at the Rutgers Athletic Center in the 69th meeting between the schools. The series started in 1916 with Seton Hall holding a 39-29 edge.

The Pirates (9-1) have won four straight over Rutgers (9-3) by an average margin of 18.8 points. But, going further back, 18 of the last 22 meetings have been decided by six points or less, or in overtime.

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Dec 12, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Issa Thiam (35) drives to the basket against Fordham Rams forward David Pekarek (33) and Fordham Rams guard Joseph Chartouny (12) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 12, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Issa Thiam (35) drives to the basket against Fordham Rams forward David Pekarek (33) and Fordham Rams guard Joseph Chartouny (12) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Deshawn Freeman had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Corey Sanders added 12 points and Rutgers beat Fordham 75-63 on Tuesday night.

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Fans stand for the national anthem before the start of Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball game at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
Fans stand for the national anthem before the start of Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball game at Louis Brown Athletic Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Freshman Geo Baker 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.

The trio was efficient from the floor as Baker went 7 of 11 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free-throw line, Sanders went 8 of 14 shooting and Williams was 5 of 7 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line.

FDU took a 6-3 lead at 17:59 when Darnell Edge hit a 3-pointer off a pass from Darian Anderson. That's as long as it would be a competitive game.

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Nov 28, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Eugene Omoruyi (11) goes to the basket against Florida State Seminoles forward Mfiondu Kabengele (25) during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 28, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Eugene Omoruyi (11) goes to the basket against Florida State Seminoles forward Mfiondu Kabengele (25) during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Corey Sanders scored 18 points and Deshawn Freeman had 13 to lead Rutgers past NJIT 73-64 on Thursday night.

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Dec 5, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Joshua Langford (1) shoots over Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (0) forward Deshawn Freeman (33) and forward Mamadou Doucoure (21) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 5, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Joshua Langford (1) shoots over Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Baker (0) forward Deshawn Freeman (33) and forward Mamadou Doucoure (21) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Miles Bridges scored 21 points and No. 3 Michigan State overcame its worst offensive performance of the season with a 62-52 victory over surprising Rutgers on Tuesday night.

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Nov 28, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) dribbles the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 28, 2017; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) dribbles the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

ISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said the "schedule gods blessed us" by having his Scarlet Knights open Big Ten play by facing two ranked teams in three days.

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