The Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Tale of the Tape

Ranked #11 nationally, Marquette heads into the Rutgers game riding a 7 game Big East winning streak. The Golden Eagles are at 20-4 overall, 7-2 in the Big East while Rutgers comes in at 9-14, 2-8 in the Big East.'s Andrew Phillips takes a look at the Scarlet Knights.


Rutgers University



Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Mascot: Scarlet Knights

Conference: Big East

2005-2006 Record: 19-14 (7-9)

2006-2007 Record: 9-14 (2-8)

Coach: Fred Hill, first year as head coach at RU after being an Assistant Coach. 

Interesting Fact: Rutgers has 7 seniors, 1 junior, 4 sophomores, and 1 freshman on their roster making them one of the oldest teams in the Big East.


Probable Starters:


#2 Anthony Farmer: a 6'1" sophomore guard from Millville, NJ.  Averaging 8.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, and 3.0 apg on 35.6% shooting from the field (67-188) and 34.7% shooting from beyond the arc (17-49).  Shoots only 55.9% from the line.  Also leads the team in steals with 26 and turnovers with 49.


#1 Marquis Webb: a 6'5" guard/forward from Paterson, NJ.  Averaging 10.0 ppg and 2.4 rpg on 36.3% shooting from the field (74-204) and 32.4% from beyond the arc (34-105).  Shoots 84.2% from the line. 


#32 Jaron Griffin: a 6'7" sophomore guard/forward from Manchester, NJ.  Averaging 9.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg and 1.34 apg on 35.0% shooting from the field (79-226) and 28.2% from beyond the arc (33-117).  Only shoots 66.7% from the line (22-33).


#4 Adrian Hill: a 6'8" senior forward from Canton, OH.  Averaging 8.9 ppg and 6.7 rpg on 57.5% shooting from the field (69-120) and 0% from beyond the arc (0-1).  Leads the team in rebounding with 155 on the season.


#15 J.R. Inman: a 6'9" sophomore forward from Pomona, NY.  Averaging 12.1 ppg and 7.3 rpg on 40.5% shooting from the field (85-210) and 32.9% from beyond the arc (23-70).  Is a 70.5% free throw shooter, but leads the team in scoring. 


Key Reserve:


#3 Courtney Nelson: a 6'1" sophomore guard from Newark, NJ.  Averaging 3.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg, and 1.6 apg on 24.1% shooting from the field (26-108) and 23.5% from beyond the arc (12-51).  Transferred into RU from Richmond. 


**Andrew Phillips is a senior majoring in Political Science and is also the President of the Marquette Band!!

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