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Big Ten Second Round Game Thread: #6 Indiana vs. #14 Rutgers

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How To Watch & Listen

#14 Rutgers (14-18; 3-15) vs. #6 Indiana (16-14; 9-9)

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City

Tip-off: Thursday, March 1st at approximately 9:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Kevin Kugler, Stephen Bardo and Mike Hall

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: WCTC 1450 AM, WOR 710 AM, Sirius/XM 81 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #151; Indiana #73

(Note: Rutgers improved 10 spots after the 11 point win over Minnesota)

KenPom Prediction: Indiana 65 Rutgers 59; Rutgers given a 30% chance to win

Vegas Line: Indiana - 7.5

Series History: Indiana leads the all-time series 6-0, including five wins as Big Ten foes and a 65-43 win in February.

SB Nation Indiana site: Crimson Quarry

The Rutgers men’s basketball team heads back for seconds at the Garden tonight, as they look to perform better than they did a year ago against Northwestern after winning the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. Can they make it two in a row with the season on the brink? Time to find out!

How much energy and focus Rutgers opens up the game with will tell us a lot about their chances tonight. Indiana beat Rutgers by 22 points almost a month ago, but that was without Mike Williams and Eugene Omoruyi, who were out with injuries. Will their presence change the outcome in the second meeting? Let’s hope there is another solid turnout of Rutgers fans tonight and the Scarlet Knights give them something to cheer about.

Our Aaron Breitman and Brian Fonseca will be courtside in press row and will have full coverage of tonight’s game. Join us in the comment section during the contest and follow us on twitter for live commentary.

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