Losing Streak Hits 11 After Another Blowout

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The second straight loss by 30 or more points and 11th in a row overall has Rutgers in a tailspin as the first Big Ten season approaches its conclusions. The Scarlet Knights and coach Eddie Jordan fell 84-54 Sunday evening against Indiana.

Today, Kadeem Jack’s fifth foul after 21 minutes became the latest blemish for Rutgers during an 11-game losing streak.

The Scarlet Knights fell behind early, and a 9-0 Indiana run out of halftime sealed the latest loss in a frustrating February for coach Eddie Jordan.

“We understand where we are,” Jordan said after the 84-54 loss to the Hoosiers. “To me, it’s not a streak. I understand that, but every day you get better. … You have to understand how to behave. Work on your game skill wise. … We’re just not a high-powered engine like most of the teams in the league are.”

After Rutgers lost Jack early, lackadaisical defense and another sub-50 percent clip from the free throw line buried any hopes at a comeback.

“They made shots and we didn’t,” Jordan said. “Out there [at Indiana] we made shots and we hung in and we made plays. We didn’t make plays here.”

Junior forward Greg Lewis put up a career game for Rutgers with 13 points and eight boards in 26 minutes.

On the longest losing streak of the 21st century, Rutgers (10-18, 2-13) travels to Purdue Thursday looking to avoid a dozen losses in a row.

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