Piscataway, N.J. – Rutgers (2-1) returns to the friendly confines of the RAC to welcome America East Conference-member Boston University (0-3) Tuesday evening for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off. The game is the third of seven non-league contests the Scarlet Knights will host during the regular season. Fans have the opportunity to purchase a “Family Two-Pack” for the game, which includes two 200 level tickets, two hot dogs and two sodas for just $30.00. Please call the Rutgers Fan Relationship Management Center 1-866-445-GORU to order.
All Rutgers students in attendance for the match-up with the Terriers will be able to claim their ticket to the Louisville football game at High Point Solutions Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 29. Student pick up will be in the hospitality area at the RAC, located next to the student section at floor level. Student ticket pick up will begin during the second half of the game once the hospitality area is cleared from half time patrons.
The game will be televised live via the web on ESPN3 with Ed Cohen calling the action and Dalen Cuff providing the analysis. On the radio, the contest will broadcast live on the Rutgers Radio Network, WOR 710 AM in New York and WCTC 1450 AM in New Brunswick, as well as on Sirius channel 132. Chris Carlin will serve as play-by-play announcer and Dick Lloyd will provide commentary. WRSU (88.7) will also broadcast the game.
Tuesday evening’s match-up will mark the 18th meeting in the series that dates back to 1942, with Rutgers holding a 12-5 advantage. The Scarlet Knights are 8-1 at home versus the Terriers. The last meeting occurred on Feb. 5, 1972 at the College Avenue Gym, with RU earning an 86-53 victory. John Somogyi scored 24 points and Vincent Roundtree added 16 in the win for the Scarlet Knights, who were under the leadership of current radio analyst Dick Lloyd.
Guard Eli Carter (Paterson, N.J.) shot 6-of-9, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc, to score 22 points in a 58-52 Rutgers victory over Princeton this past Friday evening at Jadwin Gymnasium. The Scarlet Knights out-rebounded their hosts by a 42-24 margin, while limiting the Tigers to 31.9 percent (15-47) shooting. Fellow sophomore guard Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J.) also made 6-of-9 field goals, including 3-of-5 from three-point range, to supplement Carter with 16 points. The duo enabled RU to shoot an impressive 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from behind the arc. The second half play of senior power forward Austin Johnson (Elkins Park, Pa.) also proved key to the victory. With big men Wally Judge (Washington, D.C.) and Kadeem Jack (Queens, N.Y.) hampered by fouls after the break, Johnson held down the paint while scoring five consecutive points during a critical stretch with under four minutes to play.
Carter leads Rutgers in scoring with 15.0 points-per-game. Judge is RU’s top rebounder with 9.7 boards-per-contest. Senior wing Dane Miller (Rochester, N.Y.) is averaging 29.7 minutes and is shooting 71.4 percent (10-of-14) from the field.
Boston University, under the direction of second-year head coach Joe Jones, is coming off a 72-59 home loss to George Washington on Saturday afternoon. Three Terriers scored in double figures, but it was not enough to overcome a 32.4 (22-68) shooting percentage. The Colonials committed 18 turnovers, but made 20-of-22 (90.9 percent) from the charity stripe to ensure the victory. Junior guard D.J. Irving leads BU in scoring with 16.0 points-per-game.