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The “Just Play Better” Game Thread”: Niagara at Rutgers

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Game preview and how to watch

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Niagara (0-1) At Rutgers (1-0)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, NJ (capacity: 8,000)

Tip-off: Sunday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET

Promotions: It will be the Scarlet Knight’s birthday on Sunday with player autographs taking place post-game.

TV: None

Stream: BTN Plus (Lou Brogno, play-by-play, Ralph Bednarczyk, analyst)

Radio: Live Listen - Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network (WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/SiriusXM 972; Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan); WRSU 88.7 FM (Justin Sontupe & Chris Tsakonas)

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers 74th ; Niagara 326th

KenPom Prediction: Rutgers 83 Niagara 61; Rutgers has a 97% chance to win

Vegas Line: Rutgers -21.5

Series History: Rutgers is 1-1 including a 78-65 victory in the last meeting on November 20, 2016. They lost to a Calvin Murphy led team in 1969.

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Game Preview

Everyone, including the team itself, expect to play better than Thursday’s season opener against Bryant. Rutgers barely escaped losing the game on a last second three, despite winning by as much as 16 points in the second half.

The key for today is to assert control and never relent it, dominating a team they are clearly superior to. Let’s hope we see an inspired bounce back effort from Steve Pikiell’s squad.

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