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The “Rebound In More Ways Than One” Game Thread: Northwestern At Rutgers

How to watch, game preview and join us in the comment section

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Northwestern (10-7; 1-5) At Rutgers (8-8; 1-5)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey

Tip-off: Friday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m. ET


TV: BTN - Jason Horowitz & Shon Morris

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: Live Listen - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/Sirius 133/XM 195 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Justin Sontupe & Raj Shah

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #123; Northwester #60

(Rutgers has moved back 13 spots since the loss to Purdue)

KenPom Prediction: Northwestern 64 Rutgers 63; Rutgers has an 48% chance to win.

Vegas Line: Northwestern -1.5

Series History: Northwestern leads all-time 9-2, but Rutgers won the last meeting on February 13, 2018 in a 67-58 overtime victory.

SB Nation Purdue site: Inside NU

Game 15 recap & four thoughts

Game Preview

Welcome to the biggest game of the season so far. If Rutgers can regroup and beat Northwestern, they’ll move to 2-5 in the Big Ten and in sole possession of 11th place. That might not sound like much or even a bit sad, but for a team that is 9-63 all-time in Big Ten regular season games and 6-30 in Pikiell’s first two years here, it would be progress by definition. A victory would also put them a game ahead of Northwestern and Illinois, as well as two games ahead of Penn State. For a program that has only ever finished in last place in the Big Ten standings, a win tonight would be step in the right direction to avoid doing so this season.

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