Rutgers' Loss to Cincinnati Shows Scarlet Knights Just How Far and Hard Climb Up

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Rutgers' Loss to Cincinnati Shows Scarlet Knights Just How Far and Hard Climb Up
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The next step. That's what Rutgers had on its plate Saturday night. The next step. The one that could have potentially changed the first reaction out of people's mouths when they utter "Rutgers" around college basketball circles. Only, Rutgers failed to do that. That next step still goes untaken after a 68-58 loss to No. 21 Cincinnati, where the Bearcats showed -- mentally and physically -- just how far the Scarlet Knights still have to go.

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