Rutgers women’s basketball finishes season with matchup against Northwestern

On Sunday afternoon, the Big Ten regular season will come to an end for Rutgers women’s basketball with a matchup against Northwestern. Rutgers will be looking to end the regular season with a win after losing three straight. Against a Northwestern team that has struggled on the road, Rutgers is in a good position.

As Rutgers looks to secure their ninth win of the season, they will need a big game from Destiny Adams. The Lakehurst native is averaging 15.2 points per game this season. Against Michigan State on February 24, Adams scored 11 points and recorded nine rebounds.

In this matchup, Rutgers will be tasked with stopping Melannie Daley. The talented junior is averaging a team-high 12.8 points per game. In February, she was a points machine, scoring at least 10 points in four games.



While limiting Daley will be a priority, playing a complete game will be essential for Rutgers. They have shown a tendency to struggle offensively for long periods, allowing their opponents to build double-digit leads. If that trend continues, it could be fatal against a motivated Northwestern team.

However, Rutgers does have one advantage. Northwestern has struggled on the road this season with a 2-9 record. At home, Rutgers has gone 7-10 and been much more competitive regardless of the opponent.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire