2020 Tournament PreviewAfter seemingly weeks on the bubble, Rutgers was able to secure its first tournament berth since 1991 on the heels of an 11-9 record in one of college basketball's toughest conferences. February was not kind to the Scarlet Knights, who managed just a 2-6 record on the month. But with a signature win over Maryland on March 3, the stage was set for a return to the Dance. Rutgers gets it done on the defensive end, sporting KenPom's No. 7 most efficient defense in the country, boosted by top-20 marks in opponent two-point field-goal percentage (43.8) and block rate (13.6 percent). That rejection tally comes from across the board, as Myles Johnson (7.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.6 bpg) is the only player averaging more than one per contest. Offense can be a struggle at times, with only two players -- Ron Harper (12.1 ppg) and Geo Baker (10.9 ppg) -- averaging in double figures, though Alkwasi Yeboah (9.8 ppg) is right on the verge. No player hits greater than 36.0 percent from beyond the arc, as the team ranks No. 316 in the country in that category. Another area of concern is free-throw shooting, as Rutgers makes just 64.7 percent of its freebies, good for No. 329 in the nation. Those weaknesses will likely make postseason consistency tough to come by.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency 0.00 (0) 0.00 (0)
Pace 67.5 (254)
Effective FG% 48.93 (204) 45.10 (13)
Turnover % 15.43 (82) 16.62 (164)
Off Reb % 31.99 (53) 25.44 (68)
FTA/FGA 29.13 (264) 27.45 (59)
3P% 30.80 (295) 31.24 (72)
2P% 50.08 (143) 43.84 (13)
FT% 64.48 (333) 71.67 (219)
3PA/FGA 29.58 (327) 41.61 (295)
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AP Poll: #34 NET: #30 RPI: #47
Record
Overall: (20-11) Conference: (11-9) Quad 1: (4-9) Quad 2: (5-1) Quad 3: (3-1) Quad 4: (7-0)
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