TV: Rutgers coach Mike Rice

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers basketball is in uncharted territory when it comes to a 2-1 start in Big East play. Speaking at today's practice, head coach Mike Rice breaks down the tremendous opportunities Saturday night against Cincinnati and the need to "know how to win."

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Less than 24 hours after the two-point victory over St. John's, Rutgers and coach Mike Rice were back at practice with sights set on a 3-1 start in conference play.

Rutgers basketball has not been ranked in 34 years and has not started this strongly in Big East play in nearly a decade.

Continuing to say "why not us?" Rice spoke with reporters about coming back down to earth before facing a ranked Cincinnati team Saturday night at the RAC. Expected to be a street fight, Rice discussed his hope for Rutgers fans to understand the importance of the game and what it means to his team.

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