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As Rutgers comes upon the rugged Big East Basketball schedule, they would like to invite you to join the Scarlet R in the Coaches' Huddle - a pre-game meal featuring Rutgers Athletics. The Huddle gives you an opportunity to gain an inside look at the opponent Rutgers will be facing that night with a brief scouting report by a member of the basketball coaching staff. Each Huddle will also showcase the coach of one of our 30 intercollegiate athletic programs. In addition, the event will provide a full buffet-style meal prepared by Rutgers Catering. The cost for each person is $10 - with and additional $5 for those who would like to have beer or wine with their meal.
To reserve your spot or to ask questions, please reply back to Keith Norton at Norton@winants.rutgers.edu
directly.
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Women's Basketball

Cappie Pondexter studied the past results, saw where the winning streak was, and got a case of nerves before Sunday’s Big East Conference women’s basketball game against Seton Hall.
“We haven’t won five games in a row all season,” she said. “Something bad always happens and then we lose.”
Until now, that is.
Pondexter paves way for Rutgers' win

Rutgers (14-5, 7-2 BIG EAST) rallied from a second-half deficit for the third straight game as the Scarlet Knights defeated Seton Hall (11-9, 5-5 BIG EAST) 60-45 Feb. 9.
The Pirates led 21-20 at halftime and scored five of the first seven points of the second half to take a 26-22 lead. Rutgers then scored the next nine points to pull ahead 31-28, then went on a 13-7 run to push the advantage to 44-35 with 4:50 on the clock. In what has become a trend as of late, the Knights were excellent at the free-throw line in the closing minutes, making 12 of 15 (.800) attempts down the stretch.
Pondexter Leads Rutgers Past Seton Hall 60-45

Mariota Theodoris used to think players such as Cappie Pondexter simply were born with natural talent. Then the Rutgers teammates became roommates.
"I see her dribbling the ball all the time, shooting the ball all the time," Theodoris said. "It's like, 'Come on, give it a break. Aren't you supposed to be reading?' But she's reading and dribbling. I can't do anything but respect that."
Pondexter lifts mate in victory

Men's Basketball

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High School Propects

Somewhere amid two losses at the PrimeTime Shootout, Paterson Catholic found a silver lining, and it was a little more than the kids played hard.
The kids played well. Hey, the kids played.
The Cougars dropped their second straight game, 64-55, Sunday to famed Oak Hill Academy, a perennial national power with a laundry list of alumni that includes Jerry Stackhouse and Carmelo Anthony
Future looks bright for PC

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Interesting Article

With LeBron James heading out of Trenton, Prime Time Shootout organizers could finally take a deep breath last night.
"I appreciate the opportunity to decompress for a little bit tonight. (Saturday) was so electric, as well as logistically challenging," said Isles Inc. president Martin Johnson. "The media swarmed to the arena, all with the goal of getting the best seats possible to see what was possibly, and what ended up being, in retrospect, a historic game."
King James departs, but memories remain

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