Rutgers Head Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Pikiell will serve as a guest analyst for NCAA March Madness 360 on the CBS Sports Network beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday evening.
Nigel Johnson shot 5-of-7 from behind the arc to score 21 points for the second consecutive night, but Rutgers (15-18) could not overcome a sluggish first half in an 83-61 loss to Northwestern (22-10) Thursday night in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at the Verizon Center.
No. 14 seed Rutgers (15-17) meets No. 6 seed Northwestern (21-10) Thursday at approximately 9 p.m. in the second round of the Big Ten Championship at the Verizon Center.
Nigel Johnson deposited 3-of-6 from behind the arc and 8-of-8 at the free throw line to score 21 points in a 66-57 Rutgers (15-17) win over Ohio State (17-15) in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament Wednesday evening at the Verizon Center.
Rutgers guard Corey Sanders was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by both the league’s head coaches and media, in an announcement made this evening on BTN. It marks the second consecutive year the sophomore earned all-league honors, after being selected Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the media last season.
Rutgers is the No. 14 seed in the 2017 Big Ten Championship and will play No. 11 seeded Ohio State in a 7 p.m. tip-off on Wednesday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Deshawn Freeman hit a three-pointer with 7.6 remaining to help Rutgers overcome a 10-point second half deficit in a 62-59 Senior Day win over Illinois Saturday afternoon at the RAC.
Rutgers (13-17, 2-15) hosts Illinois (18-12, 8-9) in 12 noon tip-off on Saturday in the annual Senior Day game at the RAC. Graduate center C.J. Gettys and senior guard Khalil Batie, along with the senior managers, will be recognized for their contributions to the program in a pre-game ceremony.