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Rutgers to Host Stillman & FDU in NIT Season Tip-Off
  • Posted on November 24, 2013 3:00:25 PM
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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers (3-3) hosts Stillman College (1-5) at 7:30 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 25) and Fairleigh Dickinson at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 26) at 7:30 in NIT Tip-Off Consolation round action at the RAC. FDU meets Norfolk State at 5 p.m. on Monday, while Stillman and Norfolk State square off at 5 p.m. on Tuesday to begin both doubleheaders.

    Tickets for the doubleheaders are just $10.00, as general admission seating will be utilized on a first-come, first-served basis. Student tickets are $4.00 and are free of charge for Rutgers students with a valid I.D., as the Department of Athletics will pay the student fee. Parking for each double-header is $10.00. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting http://tickets.scarletknights.com or by calling 1-866-445-GoRU (4678).

    The Scarlet Knights are in the midst of playing three games in four days and eight contests overall in a span of 19 days.

    Monday and Tuesday’s Rutgers games will be broadcast live via the Rutgers IMG Sports Network Radio Network on WCTC 1450 AM in New Brunswick. Chris Carlin will serve as play-by-play announcer and Dick Lloyd will provide commentary. The games will not be televised.

    Rutgers and Stillman have never met on the collegiate hardwood. RU and FDU have played 10 times, with the Scarlet Knights holding a 9-1 advantage. RU is 8-1 all-time at home versus the Knights, including a 79-65 win in the last meeting, which took place on Dec. 14, 2010 at the RAC. Jonathan Mitchell shot 10-of-15 to score 22 points, as RU dished-out 22 assists in the victory.

    Despite shooting 52.6 percent (10-of-19) from behind the arc and having three players in double-figures, Rutgers dropped a 72-62 decision to William & Mary Saturday afternoon at the RAC. The Tribe scored the first 20 points after the break to defeat the Scarlet Knights, who had just eight scholarship players available. Junior guards Jerome Seagears (Silver Spring, Md.) and Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J.) combined to score 29 points. Seagears shot 5-of-8, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc, to register 15 points with two assists, while not committing a turnover. Mack was 3-of-5 from long range to score 14 points. Redshirt junior forward Kadeem Jack (Queens, N.Y.) fell just short of another double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds. He also contributed four blocks and three assists while playing a team-high 34 minutes.

    Jack ranks fourth in the American Athletic Conference in rebounding (8.8), sixth in blocks (1.8) and ninth in scoring (16.5).

    Stillman College is a historically black liberal arts college founded in 1876 and is located in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Tigers compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Stillman is coming off an 80-65 home loss to Montevallo on Thursday evening. The Tigers had four players in double figures, including senior forward Markeith Madison, who finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Stillman is under the leadership of sixth-year head coach Michael Grant, who led the team to an 18-10 overall mark (12-5 SIAC) last season.

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