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The “Season Tip-Off” Game Thread: FDU At Rutgers

Join us in the comment section during the opener

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Fairleigh Dickinson (0-0) At Rutgers (0-0)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey

Tip-off: Friday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: None

Stream: BTN2GO - Lou Brogno, play-by-play; Ralph Bednarczyk, analyst

Radio: WCTC 1450 AM, WOR 710 AM, XM 386 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Matt Howe & Sam Marsdale

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #149; FDU #258

KenPom Prediction: Rutgers 77 FDU 67; Rutgers has an 82% chance to win.

Series History: Rutgers leads 13-2, including a 92-54 victory last season.

Program Connections: Rutgers Director of Player Development Greg “Shoes” Vetrone was the head coach at FDU between 2009-2013. Also, FDU freshman forward Marc Dadika is first cousin’s with former Rutgers player and current graduate assistant Jake Dadika.

Game Preview

And tonight, the 107th season in Rutgers men’s basketball history begins. It’s a brand new team with a lot of optimism surrounding it. FDU was picked to finish in second place in the Northeast conference this season and are a solid opening game test. Join us in the comment section during the game, follow us on twitter for live commentary and check back to the site after the game for recap and analysis. Let the journey begin!