The Scarlet Knights, the BIG EAST Conference regular-season champions, come into this game reeling. The third seeded Scarlet Knights were soundly defeated in the Big East Tournament by an upset minded Mounatineer team and managed to hang on in the first round after securing a big early lead. Now 26-4 overall following their 63-58 victory against Dartmouth (23-7), the Scarlet Knights will face the eleventh seeded Horned Frogs who come into this game following a 69-65 victory against the sixth seed, Texas A&M (23-9).
With a victory tonight, Rutgers will be making their second straight appearance to the Sweet 16, though that statistic may pale in comparison to RU's Head Coach C. Vivian Stringer's potential milestone. With a victory, Stringer will earn her 750th career victory which would make her only the third D-1 women's coach to reach the 750-win plateau.
Below are the pre-game notes to tonight's second round NCAA Tournament match-up between Rutgers and TCU, as released by the Rutgers University Sports Information Department.