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Rutgers Basketball: The Big Ten Tourney DUN DUN DUUUHHHH

Rutgers takes on Minnesota at 7 on BTN.

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Eddie Jordan had no choice.

Back in late November, Rutgers was coming off a brutal loss to Saint Peter's and was facing a gauntlet of three games in four days.  Early in the following game, against a name team in Vanderbilt, starting guard Bishop Daniels got hurt.  Rutgers tenuous guard depth was about to be tested.  Jordan went all out for a win--playing Myles Mack and Kadeem Jack nearly the entire game.  He got the win, led at half against powerhouse Virginia and then traveled down to Clemson and got another win.

Now, Rutgers in equally dire straits.  Myles Mack, the team's best player is nursing a sore wrist that is hurting his shooting.  The team is worn down.  And they are in the midst of an embarrassing 14 game losing streak.  They start the Big Ten Tournament--a gauntlet of a possible 5 games in 5 days--in desperate need of a win.

Eddie Jordan has no choice.

He has to go all out for a win.  Though if Rutgers wins, there is a tomorrow, the Scarlet Knights have to play like there's no tomorrow.  Jordan needs to push his starters and empty his bench.  He should do his best to cause the Minnesota Golden Gophers havoc and press, press, press.

Rutgers needs a win.

They can't worry about the looming Ohio State team.  They can't worry about saving their players for a stretch run.  Jordan needs to go for it, and go into the off-season on a higher note.

Win this game tomorrow.

Do whatever it takes.

Push everyone as hard as you can, and go down swinging.

Eddie Jordan has no choice.

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