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Rutgers Basketball: March Madness Team Profile and Season Recap

Rutgers Basketball: March Madness Team Profile and Season Recap

March Madness is here. It’s going to be a lot different in 2021 with the entire NCAA Tournament in one location, but having been cancelled in 2020 the players are going to be even more enthused than usual and the bettors will be especially eager. With the regular season wining down, it’s time to start looking ahead at the teams that can expect to be serious National Championship contenders. We’ll be breaking them down one by one, and our series continues with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights basketball

Performance last five NCAA Tournaments: DNP, DNP, DNP, DNP, DNP

Ranking: Unranked

Coach: Steve Pikiell

Star players: Ron Harper Jr., Jacob Young

Main strengths: Defense

Biggest weakness: Offensive weapons outside of RHJ

Record: 15-11

Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAA Tournament odds

Rutgers Scarlet Knights outlook

Rutgers started the season, with a 6-0 record (2-0 Big Ten). The Scarlet Knights cooled off a bit, but going 10-10 in the best conference in college basketball is nothing to sneeze at. They earned a No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region and will go up against Clemson. That isn’t the worst draw in the world. It’s much better than being in a dreaded 8-9 games and having to run into someone like Gonzaga, Baylor, or Illinois in the second round. Rutgers has an outstanding defense and it doesn’t turn the ball over on offense–a solid combination that can work well in March.

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Last updated: Fri 19th March 2021

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