NEW YORK (AP) — Rutgers guard Ron Harper Jr. was honored Monday with the Lt. Frank J. Haggerty Award, given annually to the area’s Division I men’s college Player of the Year by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Paul Atkinson Jr.’s putback layup with 1.4 seconds left in the second overtime gave Notre Dame an 89-87 win over Rutgers in a wild First Four game Wednesday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For Keegan Murray, confidence has been the key to Iowa's recent roll
“We've learned how when we're knocked back down, how to get back up,” Murray said. “If we get down, we can get on a run in any point in the game.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After squandering a 15-point second-half half lead against Penn State, Rutgers did what it has done all season and found a way to win at home.
Not only did the Scarlet Knights (18-12, 12-8 Big Ten) win for the 14th time in 17 games at Jersey Mike's Arena, they also might have done just enough to get a second straight bid to the NCAA Tournament.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. scored 19 points and hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left to give Rutgers a 66-63 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night.
Geo Baker made a 3 to give the Scarlet Knights a 57-56 lead with 2:34 remaining, and they stretched the advantage to five points with 19.2 seconds remaining.
A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big Ten Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND
Rutgers at No. 5 Purdue, Sunday. The Scarlet Knights (16-9, 10-5) have won four straight games — all against Top 25 opponents — and are bunched with five teams within two games of the conference-leading Boilermakers (23-4, 12-4).
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers leading scorer Ron Harper Jr. injured his left hand late in a win over No. 12 Illinois, and his status for Sunday's game against No. 5 Purdue is uncertain.
The unversity released a statement Thursday, saying the injury was to the senior forward's non-shooting hand.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Cliff Omoruyi had 15 points, 13 rebounds and a reverse alley-oop dunk in Rutgers’ game-breaking run as the Scarlet Knights beat No. 12 Illinois 70-59 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win over a ranked team.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rutgers understands it must prove it can beat quality teams on the road to get back into consideration for the NCAA Tournament.
The Scarlet Knights took a giant step in that direction Saturday by winning at Wisconsin for the first time and posting their third straight victory over a ranked opponent.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is never out of a basketball game when playing at home and fifth-year senior Geo Baker is feeling it.
Baker had 25 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 18.8 seconds left, and Rutgers scored the final 10 to stun No.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told his Spartans that one of the keys to beating Rutgers was to not let the Scarlet Knights get going offensively.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Geo Baker scored eight of his 14 points in the final 5-plus minutes, Mawot Mag had 13 points on perfect shooting and Rutgers rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Nebraska 63-61 on Saturday night, handing the Cornhuskers their eighth consecutive loss.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Payton Willis scored a career-high 32 points, matching a program record with eight 3-pointers, and short-handed Minnesota snapped a four-game losing streak with an improbable 68-65 win over Rutgers on Saturday.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. scored 15 points including two free throws with two seconds remaining to lift Rutgers to a 48-46 win over Iowa on Wednesday night.
Harper was fouled by Keegan Murray as he tried to find a way through the Hawkeyes' perimeter defense.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. scored a career-high 31 points shooting 6 for 8 from 3-point range and Rutgers turned it around in the second half to beat Maryland 70-59 on Saturday.
It was Rutgers' (10-6, 4-2 Big Ten Conference) first road win of the season.
Ron Harper Jr. scored 29 points and led five players in double-figure scoring as Rutgers routed Nebraska 93-65 for its fourth straight win Saturday.
The 93 points are the most Rutgers has ever scored in regulation in a Big Ten game.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Geo Baker scored 27 points on 10-for-15 shooting and Ron Harper Jr. scored 20 and Rutgers beat depleted Michigan 75-67 on Tuesday night.
It was Rutgers' first win against the Wolverines in 15-game series that began Dec.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. scored 19 points, Clifford Omoruyi had 14 points and eight rebounds and Rutgers beat Maine 80-64 on Thursday.
Rutgers (6-5) hadn't played since Dec. 12, a 77-63 loss to No.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jared Rhoden raised eyebrows at Big East media day when he said he felt Seton Hall was one of the best teams in the country.
The unranked Pirates were picked to finish fifth in the conference by the league's coaches, but it turns out Rhoden might be right.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. hit a buzzer-beater from just inside half court, and Rutgers shocked Purdue in its first-ever game as the nation’s No. 1 team, winning 70-68 on Thursday night.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr.'s dad hit plenty of big shots in a career that included five NBA titles, so perhaps it was no surprise that Harper told his Rutgers teammates he'd send them home winners against No.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Alfonso Plummer scored 24 points, Kofi Cockburn had a double-double and Illinois cruised to an 86-51 victory over Rutgers on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
PESCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. scored 23 points and snared nine rebounds as Rutgers held off Clemson, 74-64 in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on Tuesday night.
The Scarlet Knights held an eight-point advantage at the break, 33-25, and Harper turned in a three-point play in the first minute of the second half to push the lead to 11, but Clemson battled back to get within a point, 45-44 with 12:25 left.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Jenkins made a deep 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining and Lafayette collected its first win with a 53-51 victory over Rutgers on Monday night.
Ron Harper Jr. hit a 3-pointer in transition with 30 seconds left to give Rutgers a 51-50 lead.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. had 20 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to lead Rutgers to a 75-61 victory over NJIT on Tuesday night.
Harper was 6 of 15 from the field and made 7 of his 10 free throws.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. and Cliff Omoruyi both had double-doubles and Rutgers rallied in the second half to defeat Merrimack 48-35 on Saturday.
Harper had 13 points and 11 rebounds to go with Omoruyi's 11 points and 13 rebounds.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Pikiell thinks the question of whether center Cliff Omoruyi can fill the void left by Myles Johnson can be put to rest.
Omoruyi had 16 points with nine rebounds and Ron Harper Jr.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After ending a 30-year NCAA Tournament drought last year, Steve Pikiell and Rutgers have a good shot at making it back to March Madness.
Despite having three of the top eight players in his rotation transfer, the Scarlet Knights seemingly have the deepest team since Pikiell took over in 2016-17.
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