Jordan Calls for Smarter Play in Exhibition

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers struggled mightily in its closed scrimmage against Boston College Sunday. The frustration carried over to practice this week, and coach Eddie Jordan was not shy in discussing it. Rutgers gets a chance to fix things Saturday in an open exhibition game against Baruch College, and smarter play will be the key for a roster still missing star Kadeem Jack.

It was a brief three minutes, but the Thursday conversation between Eddie Jordan and Rutgers beat reporters came filled wtih frustration regarding the close of preseason basketball.

The Scarlet Knights fell short of Jordan's expectations in private scrimmage with Boston College -- closed to fans and media -- and time is running out before the season opener against George Washington.

"We have to learn quicker," Jordan said. "We can't waste four to five weeks getting it. I'm not happy with the pace of learning and making the same mistakes over and over again."

Rutgers could begin the season without impact forward Kadeem Jack (thumb), who will be re-evaluated Saturday before an exhibition with Baruch College.

Jordan discussed the impact of Jack's injury on the rest of the roster and more after Thursday evening's practice and film session.

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