Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's basketball

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
2014–15 Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's basketball team
Rutgers Scarlet Knights athletic logo
University Rutgers University
Conference Big 10
Location Piscataway, NJ
Head coach Eddie Jordan (2nd year)
Arena Louis Brown Athletic Center
(Capacity: 8,000)
Nickname Scarlet Knights
Colors

Scarlet

      
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1976
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1976
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1976, 1979
NCAA Tournament appearances
1975, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1989, 1991

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's basketball team represents Rutgers University Livingston Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey and is a NCAA Division I basketball team, which competes in the Big Ten Conference.

History[edit]

The Rutgers men's basketball team played in the Final Four in the 1976 NCAA Tournament and ended the 1976 season ranked fourth in the nation, after an 86–70 loss against the Michigan Wolverines in the semifinal round and a 106–92 loss to the UCLA Bruins in the tournament's third-place consolation game.[1] This was the last men's Division I tournament to date to feature two unbeaten teams, as both Indiana, who won that year's title, and Rutgers entered the tournament unbeaten. Rutgers went 31–0 during the regular season.

The Scarlet Knights also played the Michigan Wolverines in the championship game of the 2004 NIT Final which resulted in a 55-62 Rutgers loss. In 2005–06 Quincy Douby set a Rutgers single season record by scoring 839 points.[2] He left after his junior year to enter the NBA Draft.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Scarlet Knights have appeared in the NCAA Tournament six times. Their combined record is 5–7.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1975 First Round Louisville L 78–91
1976 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Princeton
Connecticut
VMI
Michigan
UCLA
W 54–53
W 93–79
W 91–75
L 70–86
L 92–106
1979 #6 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#3 Georgetown
#10 St. John's
W 64–58
L 65–67
1983 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 Southwest Louisiana
#1 St. John's
W 60–53
L 55–66
1989 #13 First Round #4 Iowa L 73–87
1991 #9 First Round #8 Arizona State L 76–79

NIT results[edit]

The Scarlet Knights have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 14 times. Their combined record is 16–14.

Year Round Opponent Result
1967 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Utah State
New Mexico
Southern Illinois
Marshall
W 78–76
W 65–60
L 70–79
W 93–76
1969 First Round Tennessee L 51–67
1973 First Round Minnesota L 59–68
1974 First Round Utah L 89–102
1977 First Round St. Bonaventure L 77–79
1978 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Army
Indiana State
Texas
Georgetown
W 72–70
W 57–56
L 76–96
W 85–72
1982 First Round
Second Round
Iona
Purdue
W 55–51
L 65–98
1990 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Holy Cross
Fordham
Penn State
W 87–78
W 81–74
L 55–58
1992 First Round
Second Round
James Madison
Manhattan
W 73–69
L 61–62
1999 First Round
Second Round
Hofstra
Clemson
W 58–45
L 68–78
2000 First Round Kent State L 62–73
2002 First Round Yale L 65–67
2004 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Temple
West Virginia
Villanova
Iowa State
Michigan
W 76–71
W 67–64
W 72–60
W 84–81
L 55–62
2006 Opening Round
First Round
Penn State
Saint Joseph's
W 76–71
L 62–71

Seasons[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tom Young (Independent) (1973–1976)
1973-1974 Rutgers 18-9 NIT First Round
1974-1975 Rutgers 22-7 1st ECAC Metro NCAA First Round
1975-1976 Rutgers 31-2 1st ECAC Metro NCAA Final Four
Tom Young: 71-18
Tom Young (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1976–1985)
1976-1977 Rutgers 18-10 7-1 1st NIT First Round
1977-1978 Rutgers 24-7 7-3 1st NIT Semifinals
1978-1979 Rutgers 22-9 7-3 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1979-1980 Rutgers 14-14 7-3 1st
1980-1981 Rutgers 16-14 7-6 5th
1981-1982 Rutgers 20-10 9-5 2nd NIT Second Round
1982-1983 Rutgers 23-8 11-3 T-1st NCAA Second Round
1983-1984 Rutgers 15-13 9-9 6th
1984-1985 Rutgers 16-14 9-9 4th
Tom Young: 168-99 73-42
Craig Littlepage (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1985–1988)
1985-1986 Rutgers 8-21 2-16 10th
1986-1987 Rutgers 8-20 5-13 9th
1987-1988 Rutgers 7-22 3-15 10th
Craig Littlepage: 23-63 10-44
Bob Wenzel (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1988–1995)
1988-1989 Rutgers 18-13 13-5 3rd NCAA First Round
1989-1990 Rutgers 18-17 11-7 3rd NIT Quarterfinals
1990-1991 Rutgers 19-10 14-4 1st NCAA First Round
1991-1992 Rutgers 16-15 6-10 6th NIT Second Round
1992-1993 Rutgers 13-15 6-8 7th
1993-1994 Rutgers 11-16 6-10 7th
1994-1995 Rutgers 13-15 7-9 6th
Bob Wenzel: 108-101 63-53
Bob Wenzel (Big East Conference) (1995–1997)
1995-1996 Rutgers 9-18 6-12 10th
1996-1997 Rutgers 11-16 5-13 13th
Bob Wenzel: 20-34 11-25
Kevin Bannon (Big East Conference) (1997–2001)
1997-1998 Rutgers 14-15 6-12 12th
1998-1999 Rutgers 19-13 9-9 6th NIT Second Round
1999-2000 Rutgers 15-16 6-10 10th NIT First Round
2000-2001 Rutgers 11-16 3-13 13th
Kevin Bannon: 59-60 24–44
Gary Waters (Big East Conference) (2001–2006)
2001–2002 Rutgers 18–13 8–8 5th NIT First Round
2002–2003 Rutgers 12–16 4–12 7th
2003–2004 Rutgers 20–13 7–9 9th NIT Runner Up
2004–2005 Rutgers 10–19 2–14 12th
2005–2006 Rutgers 19–14 7–9 10th NIT First Round
Gary Waters: 79–75 28–52
Fred Hill (Big East Conference) (2006–2010)
2006–2007 Rutgers 10–19 3–13 T-14th
2007–2008 Rutgers 11–20 3–15 T-15th
2008–2009 Rutgers 11–21 2–16 15th
2009–2010 Rutgers 15–17 5–13 14th
Fred Hill: 57–77 13–57
Mike Rice Jr. (Big East Conference) (2010–2013)
2010–2011 Rutgers 15–17 5–13 13th
2011–2012 Rutgers 14–18 6–12 T-13th
2012–2013 Rutgers 15–16 5–13 12th
Mike Rice Jr.: 44–51 16–38
Eddie Jordan (American Athletic Conference) (2013–2014)
2013–2014 Rutgers 12-21 5–13 7th
Eddie Jordan (Big Ten Conference) (2014–present)
2014–2015 Rutgers


Eddie Jordan: 12-21 5–13
Total: 167–183

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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