Everything’s in front of Rutgers, while Seton Hall needs a hot streak to get off the tourney bubble.
New Jersey is blue
Rutgers is finally healthy, playing good basketball and led by a nucleus of upperclassmen that have been with the program for multiple years. Conversely, Seton Hall is not healthy, going through a particularly ugly stretch of play, reliant on a lot of newcomers and far from a cohesive unit.
Mixed results for Seton Hall with Kansas looming, and tests await for Rutgers after running through inferior squads
Seton Hall falls to Iowa, beats Wagner, while Rutgers gets nipped by Temple with two winnable games upcoming.
Scarlet Knights hang on against UMass-Lowell and now take on Temple, who just upset Nova. Seton Hall, meanwhile, prepares for Iowa after handling Shaheen Holloway’s old squad.
It’s always easy for some folks to nitpick or find something to complain about, but, after another near 40-point victory without McConnell (injury) and a limited Mulcahy, if you’re bitching about this win, we’re of the opinion that you’ll never be pleased.
The contest had little-to-no flow and was a tough watch for the casual observer. For Pirates fans who had been eagerly awaiting the Holloway era, though, we imagine many of them would happily sign up to sit through a slog every night if it meant a double digit victory.
Rutgers won by 40 without Caleb McConnell and nobody got injured (apart from Mulcahy, who took a knock to his left shoulder in the first half but returned to the game). What’s not to like?