With the Big Ten Tournament headed to Madison Square Garden for the first time ever, the Rutgers men’s basketball team makes a postseason return to a familiar venue for the program. Rutgers has had many memorable games at the Garden over the years in various formats including the NIT, the Holiday Festival, and most notably, the Big East Tournament, as well as several regular season contests against St. John’s.
Rutgers fans have traditionally turned out well for games at the Garden over the years and have witnessed some big wins, bitter losses and even a bizarre ending due to the worst officiating in the history of mankind. To commemorate the program’s return to the big stage at the Garden, I took some time to discuss some past history, mostly good, with a little heartache thrown in as well.
I could have rambled on for another few minutes, but I stuck to the meat of Rutgers history at the Garden. Let’s hope Steve Pikiell can rekindle some magic for the scarlet faithful this week at the basketball mecca. The 14th seeded Scarlet Knights play in the opening round on Wednesday night at approximately 8 p.m. against 11th seeded Minnesota. I’ll be there covering the game from press row with Brian Fonseca. Our Dave White will be cheering from the cheap seats. We hope you make the trip as well and root on Rutgers as they look to produce at least one more victory before the season strikes midnight.
Stick with us at On The Banks for full coverage of Rutgers men’s basketball this week at the Big Ten Tournament and we hope to see you at the Garden!