Piscataway, New Jersey — The Rutgers Women’s Basketball Team (6-10, 0-4 B1G) will welcome Nebraska to the Jersey Mikes Arena on Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 PM.
The match will be the second in a row of three live broadcasts on the Big Ten Network for the team. The Cornhuskers currently only receive votes in AP ballots.
- Watch on the Big Ten Network (play-by-play: Mike Hall, analyst: Christy Winters Scott)
- Listen on Fox Sports New Jersey 1450 AM / 93.5 FM (play-by-play: Ralph Bednarczyk; analyst: Mark Peterson)
- Listen on WRSU 88.7 FM
The Scarlet Knights went 78-67 in a Monday afternoon loss to 16/17 Maryland (12-3, 3-1 B1G) at Jersey Mike’s Arena.
Kyleen Smikle led all scorers with 29 points, setting a new career high. She has achieved her double-digit numbers in her 12 games this season, averaging 23.0 points in her last four games over Scarlett for the Knights. The freshman also added nine rebounds, also a career-high.
Career high on career high on career high.
Kylene Smile It’s real 👀☝️#GoRU | | #RUWBB pic.twitter.com/bDaE6902k6
— Rutgers W. Basketball (@RutgersWBB) January 3, 2023
Cassondra Brown was another double-figure scorer for Rutgers, scoring 12 points on a 71.4% shooting percentage to celebrate her 22nd birthday. She also added seven rebounds.
Chyna Cornwell had 13 rebounds on the grass, the third-highest of the season. Awasidibe recorded her six assists in this competition, setting her career high. She continues to share the ball well and she is averaging 5.8 her assists over the last four games.
Rutgers rebounded Maryland 39-33 (+6) and had a strong low-lying presence. The Scarlet Knights also scored one block more of him (4-3) than the Terpins (36-30), and he scored 6 more points in the paint.
Teresa Grenz Day/Title IX
The Rutgers Women’s Basketball Team will honor and celebrate the legacy of their first coach, Teresa Grenz, when they face Nebraska on Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 PM. The match will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network. Single game tickets can be purchased here.
The Rutgers will honor Rutgers University’s first coach Teresa Grenz and 50 years of women’s sports achievements against Nebraska on January 7! ️
🎟️: https://t.co/LDFSSR54ri#GoRU | | #RUWBB pic.twitter.com/K8wLW6AkGf
— Rutgers W. Basketball (@RutgersWBB) December 14, 2022
In addition to celebrating Title IX and the 50th anniversary of women’s sports at Rutgers University, the Scarlet Knights will honor Grenz’s impact on the program as the only coach in Rutgers history to win a national championship. The first 1,000 of her fans to attend will receive a Title IX tumbler.
The team celebrated Teresa Grenz Day and her 2022 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction by unveiling her commemorative banner in the rafters of Jersey Mike’s Arena, with letter winners and fans at the pre-game and halftime ceremonies. attend.
The Scarlet Knights’ first full-time head coach from 1976 to 1995, Grenz set a 434-150 (.584) record “on the banks” in 19 seasons. She led the team to her six Atlantic 10 Conference regular seasons and her four tournament titles, in addition to her AIAW Tournament National her championship in 1982. Grenz took her RU to her NCAA Tournament (1986–94) in her 9th straight run, with 14 of her 19 teams winning her 20 or more games. .
1st year prodigy
freshman Kylene Smile He continues to impress as he’s pacing the team with an average of 22.5 points in Big Ten play, plus 16.5 points per game. Her 16.5 points per game is currently her second-highest for Big Ten freshman averages and her fourth-highest in the nation.
She is the only Scarlet Knight to score 20 or more points in a single game and has six feats, including five off the bench.
- 22 Points vs. South Dakota (Nov. 20)
- 23 Points vs. Cornell (Nov. 27)
- 21 Points vs. Ohio State (Dec. 4)
- 22 Points in Illinois (December 7)
- 26 Points vs. Princeton (Dec. 15)
- 29 Points vs. Maryland (Jan. 2)
Freshmen have scored in double digits in 12 of the campaign’s 16 outings, including the final eight of the last 10 contests.
The Farmingdale, NY product is also solid across the arc. Her 30 3-point shots led Scarlett to her Knights, and her 5 3-shots against South Dakota State was her RU’s best performance in one game this season. is ranked as She’s hit at least one of her threes in every contest on this slate, and in her last five bouts she’s won two or more.
china cornwell He made a big presence in the post for the Scarlet Knights this season.
She leads the team with five double-doubles tied for second in the Big Ten, including back-to-back games against Illinois (December 7) and Hamptons (December 10).
- vs Seton Hall – 10 points, 10 rebounds
- vs Cornell – 11 points, 16 rebounds
- Illinois – 10 points, 11 rebounds
- vs. Hamptons – 18 points, 14 rebounds
- vs New Orleans – 15 points, rebounds
strong from the board
Aside from one win, Rutgers has more rebounds than the opposition. This season, RU outperformed his opponents with his 616 to 574 (+42).
The team had 30 or more rebounds in 14 of 16 games and 40 or more boards in seven games. The Scarlet Knights scored his season-high 53 off the grass against Cornell (November 27) with his highest rebounding margin (+23).
china cornwell Leading the Scarlet Knights off the board, he ranks third in the Big Ten with 9.1 rebounds per game. Her 16 rebounds against Cornell are also her second best in a single game this season.
Cornwell are also pacing the league with 3.7 offensive boards per game.
Scarlet Knights against Top 25
RU will face seven teams mentioned between the AP Top 25 and USA Today/WBCA Coaches Polls. This includes 5 Big Ten and 1 non-conference opponent.
- No. 3/3 Ohio*
- No. 6/7 Indiana*
- No. 16/12 Iowa*
- No. 14/19 Michigan*
- No. 13/14 Maryland*
- No. RV/RV Texas#
- RV/NR Nebraska*
*Big Ten Contest
# Battle 4 Atlantis
Washington returns to the Big Ten
Washington’s time at Rutgers marked the head coach’s return to the Big Ten after 12 seasons as head coach at Penn State. From 2012 to 2014, the Lady Lions won his third consecutive Big His Ten regular season title and his third consecutive regular season crown in conference history. Of four programs he became one. She led Penn State to her 16 appearances in her two sweets in 2012 and her 2014, with 17 players she has developed to All-Big 10 status over 32 occasions.
Washington is a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2012-14), a two-time WBCA Regional Coach of the Year (2012, 2013) and a two-time WBCA National Coach of the Year finalist (2012, 2013). ) was selected. She was also named the Black Coaches Association (BCA) Female Coach of the Year in 2011 and she was named 2014.
Washington isn’t the only rookie to be on the sidelines this season, as he named assistant coaches Tasha Poynter, Nicky McRae Penson and John Hampton during the offseason.
Pointer will return “on the banks”, bringing a total of 18 years of coaching experience, including eight seasons with the Scarlet Knights from 2007-2015. As a player from 1997 to his 2001, Poynter led Rutgers to his 2000 Final Four. This produced a program record of 1,456 points in 128 appearances, totaling 839 assists and his 292 steals. Pointer was inducted into his Athletics Hall of Fame by Rutgers in 2008. This was also his first year of seven appearances in the postseason, leading the Scarlet Knights to his NCAA Elite Eight, Sweet 16, WNIT Championship.
McCray-Penson has 15 years of experience as a college coach in Piscataway, New Jersey, most recently as head coach at Mississippi State University and Old Dominion. She then went on to have a career as an outstanding college player at the University of Tennessee, where she won two gold medals in her ninth season in the WNBA. She won Team her USA performances at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.
A former Clarkson University head coach, Hampton has spent the past seven seasons at St. Joseph’s, including his final three seasons as the Hawks’ assistant head coach. At St. His Joe’s, Hampton led the Hawks to his second postseason, achieving an Atlantic 10 Tournament title his game, Hawk his Classic crown, and a WNIT victory. Hampton graduated from the University of Mansfield in 2008 and joined the men’s basketball program as a walk-on, winning MVP of the team twice in 2007 and 2008. As a senior he was named a PSAC All-He-Conference Winner.
Scarlet Knights on the big screen
The Scarlet Knights are scheduled for eight appearances between the Big Ten Network and Fox Sports 1.
- vs Ohio – Dec 4 – 12pm BTN
- v New Orleans – Dec 18 – 2pm (BTN)
- vs Maryland – 2nd January – 2pm (BTN)
- vs Nebraska – January 7 – 2pm (BTN)
- Minnesota – January 12 – 8:30 PM (BTN)
- vs Michigan – Jan 19 – 8:30pm (BTN)
- Iowa – February 12 – 3pm (FS1)
- Wisconsin – Feb 20 – 8pm BTN
- vs. Illinois – Feb. 26 – 2pm *Changeable to B1G+
All Big Ten Tournament matches will also be nationally televised.
The remaining 11 home games on the schedule not set to be televised will be streamed on Big Ten+.
History for Nebraska
Rutgers have a 6-5 advantage over Nebraska in the last game. Both teams have played at least once every season since his 2015, and he has recently traded four decisions. The Scarlet Knights fell at their final meeting on February 1, 2022. 38-50, on the street.
Following a five-game winning streak with two wins against the top 20 teams (then ranked 20th Maryland and 20th Kansas), Nebraska has withdrawn from the last two contests. The team fell back then-no. 14 Michigan (59-76), then-No.4 Indiana in overtime (62-74) in his first two losses in conference play.
The Cornhuskers have won 2-4 against the top 25 teams so far in this campaign, and 1-4 in the road trip.
Jaz Shelley (15.2), Alexis Markowski (12.8), Isabelle Bourne (11.6) and Allison Weidner (10.2) all maintained Nebraska’s pace, averaging double-digit points per game. Markowski also leads the team with his 9.4 rebounds per game.
Rutgers will host Nebraska on Saturday, December 7th at 2pm to celebrate Teresa Grenz Day. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network. Scarlett His Knights then travel to Minnesota to face the equally Big He Ten Gophers on January 12 at 8:30 PM ET.
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