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The “Right The Ship Against The Vikings” Game Thread: Cleveland State At Rutgers

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Let's hope for a strong response after a close win on Sunday

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Northwestern vs Rutgers Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

How To Watch & Listen

Cleveland State (0-1) At Rutgers (2-0)

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey

Tip-off: Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: WCTC 1450 AM & WOR 710 AM - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #146; Cleveland State #268

(Note: Rutgers dropped 22 spots after Sunday's 4 point win over CCSU)

KenPom Prediction: Rutgers 76 Cleveland State 66; Rutgers 83% chance to win

Series History: Cleveland State won the lone meeting between the two programs, a 78-69 victory during the 1979-1980 season.

Rutgers is about to tip off its third game in five days. This game will tell us the most about this team in the young season so far. The Vikings of Cleveland State aren't good, but they have some shooters and play in a decent conference. They are certainly a team capable of beating Rutgers if they don't come to play tonight.

I do think the veteran core of Deshawn Freeman, Corey Sanders, and Mike Williams will lead a strong response from this team. Rutgers needs to come out with an attacking mentality on offense and intensity on the defensive end. If they do that, they should win by double digits. Join us in the comment section during the game.

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