Posted January 02, 2013 on rutgers.scout.com
Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice returns to the bench tonight after a three-game suspension for inappropriate behavior. Rice leads Rutgers against No. 7 Syracuse and coach Jim Boeheim, who can pass Bobby Knight for second all time in career wins by beating the Scarlet Knights.
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