Rutgers to take on TCU tonight

After a quick start in the first round, Rutgers fell back to the pack and had to hold off a furious rally by Dartmouth and escaped with a narrow victory. The Scarlet Knights will be tested again Tuesday evening as they take on Texas Christian (19-11, 11-5) for the right to move into the NCAA's Sweet 16.

This evening's match, played at Sovereign Bank Arena (8,643) in Trenton, NJ, is set to tipoff at approximately 9:00 p.m. The game will be available on ESPN2. The Rutgers Radio Network (WCTC 1450 AM) will also provide coverage of the game in its entirety. Additionally, a live stream of the audio will be available via

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.

Rutgers vs TCU Pre-Game Notes

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