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The “Big Ten Road Opener” Game Thread: Rutgers At #12 Wisconsin

Join us during the action as the Scarlet Knights look to pull the upset

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Rutgers (5-2) At Wisconsin (7-1)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin

Tip-off: Monday, December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Brian Anderson & Stephen Bardo

Stream: BTN2GO (free)

Radio: Rutgers IMG Sports Network - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/Sirius 108/XM 196 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Sam Marsdale & Matt Howe

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #106; Wisconsin #10

(Rutgers moved back 3 spots since the loss to #11 Michigan State)

KenPom Prediction: Wisconsin 69 Rutgers 55; Rutgers has an 10% chance to win.

Vegas Line: Wisconsin - 13.5

Series History: Wisconsin leads all-time 6-2, but Rutgers won the last meeting 64-60 last January at the RAC.

Game 7 recap & four thoughts

Notes: Rutgers last won a road game against a ranked opponent January 26, 2008 against #13 Pittsburgh. The Scarlet Knights rank 19th nationally in scoring defense (59.6), 19th in blocked shots (5.6) and 38th in FG% defense (38.3).


Tonight is the third game in six days for Rutgers basketball. They’re playing a team that just jumped up 10 spots in the national rankings that also has the best home record in the Big Ten a better part of two decades. It will be a great challenge for such an inexperienced team but it can only help in their development. Let’s hope for an inspired performance tonight. Join us in the comment section during the game and follow us on twitter for live commentary at @OTB_SBNation.