After a disappointing ending to January, Rutgers men’s basketball is back in action on Saturday. Rutgers will take on a Michigan team that has lost four straight and only won two conference games. This matchup represents a perfect chance for the Scarlet Knights to get back on track.
As Rutgers posted a 2-6 record in January, they struggled on the road. So far this season, they are 1-5 away from Jersey Mike’s Arena. To move up in the Big Ten standings, they must prove they can win in a hostile environment.
Additionally, Rutgers will need their stars, such as Clifford Omoruyi and Aundre Hyatt, to step up. Against Penn State on Wednesday, the talented duo scored a combined 13 points. When they are at their best, Rutgers offense is hard to stop.
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While Rutgers has a better record, Michigan has plenty to prove. They are 1-9 in their last ten games and have allowed more than 90 points twice in that span. However, there have been a few bright spots.
Regardless of the outcome, this matchup should provide plenty of fireworks at a packed Crisler Center.