NCAA Tournament booked? Twitter reacts to Rutgers basketball beating Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament
Rutgers basketball might just have done enough to book their ticket with a 62-50 win over Michigan in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. It was a huge win for the Scarlet Knights, who limped into the conference tournament but now have another signature win this season.
Losers of three of their last four games, Rutgers basketball was on the verge of being a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament but instead, they looked like a team that will definitely be in the field. Thursday’s win was impressive for Rutgers, given that the Scarlet Knights held Michigan to just four field goals in the second half.
Guard Cam Spencer finished the Michigan game with 18 points to lead all Rutgers scorers. Derek Simpson, making the start on Thursday, finished with 13 points and was outstanding on the defensive side of the ball.
Scroll down and check out the best social media reactions following Rutgers win over Michigan in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. From Jon Rothstein to T.J. Hitchings, they are all there!
The impact of Derek Simpson in Rutgers basketball's Big Ten Tournament win
Huge adjustment by Coach Pike inserting Derek Simpson in the starting lineup for that much needed boost. Amazing how much better that defensive pressure works when the shots are falling on the other end. #GoRU #Rutgers
— Dan Graca (@DanGraca) March 9, 2023
Ted Lasso would indeed be proud
— Jay (@jayrutgers09) March 9, 2023
Doing the R-U Rah Rah chant alone in my office along with the band in Chicago!! Woo Hoo! @RutgersMBB wins!! onto the next round!! #Rutgers #BIgTenTournament
— Margaret (@nursemegg) March 9, 2023
Let's hope his boss doesn't follow him on Twitter
Did I really take a long lunch during the workday to watch Rutgers? Yes
Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY
LETS GOO #Rutgers
— Mango Lassi (@BigHeadSyed) March 9, 2023
Rutgers basketball answered the bell
#TheKnighthood #Rutgers pic.twitter.com/3b9UhwIx4V
— Trevor Abenavoli (@trevaben) March 9, 2023
So says the bracket man...
HUGE win for Rutgers to keep them in the field. A loss would have knocked them out for good.
The Scarlet Knights are not a lock yet, but a win against Purdue will no doubt punch their ticket.
— Brad Wachtel (@Brad_Wachtel) March 9, 2023
Josh Meyers from the Daily Targum captured the last moments of Rutgers basketball's win
The final seconds of Rutgers’ victory over Michigan in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. pic.twitter.com/J1kbgjYk7h
— Josh Meyers (@JoshCMeyers) March 9, 2023
“NIT!” chants raining down from the opposing fans as Michigan falls to Rutgers in the first game of the day.
Wolverines put forth a feeble effort with their season on the line. They will not be going dancing this season. pic.twitter.com/54IN2GXzqD
— Emmett Siegel (@EmmettSiegel_) March 9, 2023
Impact performance from Rutgers basketball freshman Derek Simpson
Flashbacks of greatness.@derek_simp this is just the beginning. pic.twitter.com/BcIcoJJhMJ
— RutgersSportsTalk (@RutgersFBTalk) March 9, 2023
Now that's a quality meme
Caleb McConnell emptying his pockets when he gets back to the hotel #Rutgers pic.twitter.com/MBnk4b5Od4
— Jake Ostrove (@JakeOstrove) March 9, 2023
One bubble team is out...Rutgers basketball is still in
BUBBLE WATCH: Rutgers over Michigan.
Wolverines are OUT. https://t.co/jSJ9mRmYRH
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 9, 2023
And of course, T.J. Hitchings
MICHIGAN DOWN. TICKET PUNCHED. RUTGERS IS GOING TO MARCH MADNESS FOR THE THIRD (REALLY FOURTH) CONSECUTIVE SEASON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY. DEREK SIMPSON HAVE A DAY. SPEED LIMIT WIN. LETS GOOOOOOO. I LOVE THIS TEAM. LET’S DANCE. @RutgersMBB @BarstoolRU @RURiotSquad pic.twitter.com/AnZU9XY5mz
— TJ #CHOP 🪓 (@TJHitchings) March 9, 2023