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The “Bragging Rights” Game Thread: Rutgers At Seton Hall

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NCAA Basketball: Seton Hall at Rutgers Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers (5-4) At Seton Hall (6-3)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (SOLD OUT)

Tip-off: Saturday, December 15th at 2:00 p.m. ET

TV: FS1 - Brian Custer & Steve Lavin

Stream: FOX Sports Go

Radio: Rutgers IMG Sports Network - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #107; Seton Hall #57

(Rutgers has moved back 8 spots since the loss to Fordham)

KenPom Prediction: Seton Hall 71 Rutgers 64; Rutgers has an 26% chance to win.

Vegas Line: Seton Hall -6.5

Series History: Seton Hall leads the all-time series 39-30, but Rutgers won last season, as well as three of the past five played at the Rock (Prudential Center). This annual meeting was dubbed the Garden State Hardwood Classic after Rutgers left the Big East, with Seton Hall leading 3-1.

Game 9 recap & four thoughts

Notes: Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs hired both head coaches in this game, as he served as interim AD at Seton Hall previously and tabbed Kevin Willard for the job. He hired Steve Pikiell at Rutgers just a few months after becoming AD on the banks in late 2015. Seton Hall’s Michael Nzei and Rutgers’ Mamadou Doucoure played high school basketball together at Our New Savior American in Long Island.

Game Preview

The rivalry resumes at the Rock, as Rutgers looks to win two in a row against blood rival Seton Hall. Join us during the game in the comment section and follow us on twitter for live commentary. This video will get you ready as well!