Rutgers (13-13, 2-11) had three players score in double figures and committed its fewest turnovers in a Big Ten game this season, but was unable to overcome its struggles at the free throw line in a 72-63 loss to Minnesota (18-7, 6-6) Saturday afternoon at the RAC.
After playing 10 of its last 14 games away from the RAC, Rutgers (13-12, 2-10) returns home to host Minnesota (17-7, 5-6) in a 12 noon tip-off on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights will be working to return to the win column and improve to 10-3 at the RAC.
Rutgers (13-12, 2-10) overcame a 12-point second half deficit to tie the game with 79 seconds remaining, but was unable to complete the upset in a 70-64 loss at Ohio State (15-10, 5-7) Wednesday evening at Value City Arena.
Rutgers (13-11, 2-9) plays its 10th game away from the RAC over 14 contests, when it travels to Columbus to meet Ohio State (14-10, 4-7) in a 7 p.m. tip-off on Wednesday at 18,809-seat Value City Arena.
Corey Sanders shot 4-of-5 from behind the arc to score a game-high 25 points in a 70-68 Rutgers (13-11, 2-9) victory at Penn State (12-12, 4-7) on Saturday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Rutgers (12-11, 1-9) plays its ninth game away from the RAC over 13 contests, when it travels to State College to meet Penn State (12-11, 4-6) in a 1 p.m. tip-off on Saturday at the 15,261-seat Bryce Jordan Center.
Deshawn Freeman had his ninth double-double of the season, posting 17 points and 13 rebounds, but Rutgers (12-11, 1-9) was unable to stifle the hot shooting of Iowa (13-10, 5-5) in an 83-63 loss at the RAC.
Rutgers (12-10, 1-8) returns home to host Iowa (12-10, 4-5) in a 7 p.m. tip-off on Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights will be working to return to the win column and improve to 10-2 at the RAC this season. The Hawkeyes will be seeking their second straight win and the home-and-home series sweep over RU.