In just its third game at the RAC in a month, most Rutgers fans expected a warm reunion with the Rutgers men’s basketball team. Instead, the Scarlet Knights struggled mightily against 12th place Nebraska. It was a disheartening 82-72 result as RU lost at home for just the third time all season.
“Appreciate you guys for being here. As always, I want to thank our crowd. Crowd was great today,” said Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell. “I want to congratulate Nebraska. Fred’s got them playing at a really high level. These guys are playing great. They were better than us today. It’s on me. I got to get us to play Rutgers defense. Certainly, didn’t tonight I think is the first time we’ve given up over 50% for the game in a long time. They made some tough shots. They made it hard for us, thought we had some chances too, but turnovers, missing free throws, and layups. Didn’t give us a point, an opportunity to kind of turn the tide but defensively, it’s on me, very disappointed in how we defended. I got to do a better job. I got to make sure we get back to playing, the kind of defense that we need to play in a great league against some really good shooting teams.”
Click here for my game recap. Keep scrolling below for game highlights, the postgame presser, my reaction and the box score.
Rutgers Postgame Presser
AB’s Reaction Video
Rutgers Full Box Score
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