PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers (4-3) hosts New Jersey foe Fairleigh Dickinson (1-6) in a 7:30 p.m. tip-off tonight (Nov. 26) in NIT Season Tip-Off consolation round action at the RAC. Stillman and Norfolk State square off at 5 p.m. to begin the doubleheader. Tickets for the doubleheader 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 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.
Tonight’s Rutgers game will be broadcast live via the Rutgers IMG Sports Network Radio Network, WOR 710 in New York and WCTC 1450 AM in New Brunswick. Chris Carlin will serve as play-by-play announcer and Dick Lloyd will provide commentary. The game will not be televised.
Rutgers and FDU have played 10 times on the collegiate hardwood, 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.
Rutgers shot 60.3 percent (41-of-68) and 50 percent (11-of-22) from behind the arc in a 116-89 victory over Stillman College at the RAC on Monday evening. Junior guard Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J.) shot 8-of-12 and 5-of-8 from long range to score 23 points in the decisive victory. Redshirt senior forward Wally Judge (Washington, D.C.) and senior forward J.J. Moore (Brentwood, N.Y.) also eclipsed 20 points in the win. Judge was 8-of 12 from the field to score 20 points, while grabbing 13 rebounds to notch his fifth career double-double. Moore made five of eight shots and three of four from behind the arc to register 20 points. In total, six players registered double-figures for the Scarlet Knights, who posted their highest point total in a game since scoring 132 in a win over Keene State on Dec. 7, 1992.
Rutgers redshirt junior forward Kadeem Jack (Queens, N.Y.) ranks sixth in the American Athletic Conference in rebounding (7.9), seventh in blocks (1.6) and 11th in scoring (15.6). Junior guard Jerome Seagears (Silver Spring, Md.) ranks second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6), while Mack ranks tied for fifth in steals (2.3).
FDU, under the direction of first-year head coach Greg Herenda, dropped a 70-62 decision to Norfolk State Monday evening at the RAC. The Spartans limited the Knights to 36 percent shooting and led for the game’s entirety. Sidney Sanders, who averages a team-best 16.0 points-per-game, scored 19 for FDU, which has lost six straight after a season-opening win over Caldwell.