The Hurricanes are coming to town.
The Scarlet Knights (1-1) will have their hands full Sunday afternoon.
More after the jump...The Hurricanes (1-1) were predicted to finish 8th in the conference, but still received enough votes to finish in the "Also receiving votes" category. A talented team, they are expected to give the Knights a major challenge at home.
The 'Canes are lead by sophomore Durand Scott, and transfer Malcom Grant at the guard position. Both present match-up problems for James Beatty and Mike Coburn. Grant, originally at Villanova, has great range, and hit 61 three pointers last season. He also scored a ton when the Knights beat Villanova at the RAC three seasons ago. He also lead the team in assists last season.
Scott made the All-Rookie team in the ACC last year, and was the first 'Canes rookie to score 20 in a game since Guillermo Diaz, and also notched over 100 assists. When the 'Canes pushed no. 19 Memphis to the brink, Scott lead the charge with 20 points.
The team continues to bring match-up problems for the Knights downlow, as they start 3 players at 6'9" or taller. Reggie Cameron who notched 12 rebounds against the Tigers. Miami may have lost to Memphis, but they also beat North Carolina Central handily.
The Scarlet Knights better hope the RAC is loud, and the travel brings a fatigued Miami Hurricane team. A bad match-up, Rutgers is going to need all the help it can get. The game starts at 2 pm and can be seen on SNY.