|Rutgers||E Carter 15.6||D Miller 6.1||D Miller 2.8|
|Connecticut||S Napier 16.6||D Daniels 4.4||R Boatright 4.7|
Connecticut meets Rutgers on Sunday. Tip-off is at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on SNY, Big East Net, MASN. The Huskies are 3-1 against the Scarlet Knights over the last four years. They lost 67-60 the last time they played (1/7/2012).
Connecticut is in 11th place in the conference and trying to catch 10th place Rutgers.
In their last match-up on January 19th, Ryan Boatright put up 20 points and 6 assists for the Huskies in a loss to Pittsburgh, 69-61. On top of a team-high 4.7 assists per game, he also scores 16.0 points per game. For the Scarlet Knights, Myles Mack put up 17 points in the 72-60 loss to St. John's on January 23rd. He is averaging 13.2 points per game and leads the team in steals with 1.8 per game.
- The Connecticut blocks leader (Tyler Olander) has more blocks than the Rutgers blocks leader (Kadeem Jack).
- Ryan Boatright is ranked 10th in the Big East in assists.
- The only thing that matters. Connecticut has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Rutgers (2 vs 0).
- It must sting. Connecticut has blown out Rutgers by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 2004.
- Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Connecticut has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Rutgers (21 vs 3).
- People just expect us to beat you. Connecticut has been the favorite 20 out of the last 20 times.
- Connecticut takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Rutgers (8 vs 0).
- Connecticut has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50% vs 61%).
- Even computers respect Connecticut more. We have a better RPI this season than Rutgers (RPI: #20 vs #110).
- The Connecticut scoring leader (Shabazz Napier) has more points than the Rutgers scoring leader (Eli Carter).