Rutgers returns to the RAC to take on the DePaul Blue Demons Wednesday night. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 2 pt controversial loss to Georgetown and are looking to get back on track.
Keys to the game after the jump...1. Break the Press: DePaul presses. They press on every made shot. If Rutgers' guards can break the press, that'll lead to easy run outs and easy baskets. Rutgers is going to be able to score big time in this game, as long as they can get the ball over half court.
2. Limit Turnovers: That's not to say DePaul's press isn't good. It is. In every game I've seen them play, they've been able to force turnovers for their own easy baskets. When the press works, they're able to erase deficits or build leads quickly. If the young guards get flustered, DePaul could be ready to shock the Scarlet Knights.
3. Defend the rim: The only time, it seems, that the Blue Demons don't press is on their own missed shots. If RU can keep DePaul's shooting percentage low--and this goes without saying--the Scarlet Knights should win.
4. Dane Miller, Dane Miller, Dane Miller: Looking for a few highlight reel dunks.