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Rutgers & Big Ten Women’s hoops wrap up: RU drops but still in Top 25

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A 1-1 week didn’t help the Knights, but CVS and Scaife get closer to milestones

Rutgers v Maryland Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images

National Rankings

Last week’s loss to Purdue hurt the Knights in the national polls. Despite the bounce back win against Minnesota on Saturday, the scarlet fell in both polls, but still are in the Top 25.

Including RU, there are five Big Ten women’s teams ranked in both the AP and the USA Today/WBCA polls.

The women won’t face a currently ranked team until the calendar flips and they take on No. 14/14 Maryland in College Park on February 1.

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The Scaife Countdown

After the Minnesota game in which she scored 25 points, Tyler Scaife finds herself just 180 points from second place on the Rutgers all time scoring list with 2,032. Cappie Pondexter sits at number two with 2,211 points. At the top spot is Hall of Famer Sue Wicks with 2,655 points.

The Stringer Countdown

With the win at home last Saturday, head coach C. Vivian Stringer is now six wins away from 1,000 wins. Her record sits at 994-393.

Around the Big Ten

The Big Ten ranks No. 3 in Tuesday’s Collegiate Basketball News conference RPI index (found atRPIratings.com). Seven Big Ten schools are among the top 50 in the team RPI rankings as noted by NCAA.com and Collegiate Basketball News, including three in the top 25. Ohio State leads the group at No. 5, followed by No. 10 Rutgers and No. 25 Iowa. Michigan State is next at No. 31, followed by Michigan at No. 33, Maryland at No. 35, Purdue at No. 41, with Minnesota just outside at No. 51.

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Up Next

Rutgers hits the road to close out the season series with Penn State on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The game will stream on BTN Plus.