Posted January 24, 2013 on
South Kent Prep guard Shane Rector verbally committed to Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice earlier today. Rector is the first verbal commitment in the class of 2013.
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers handed Connecticut a loss when the teams last meet but has not won a road game against the Huskies in close to 40 years. Coming off two straight losses and a poor performance from leading scorer Eli Carter, Rice discussed the need to win now and get back to .500.

Changes Coming after St. John's Loss

Speaking on the Big East basketball conference call, Rutgers coach Mike Rice is looking to make some changes after dropping back-to-back games for the first time this season. Following a 1-for-14 shooting night for leading scorer Eli Carter, Rice discussed what needs to change before the toughest three-game stretch of the season.

St. John's Hands Rutgers Second Straight Loss

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers had no answer for D’Angelo Harrison and no way to jump-start Eli Carter’s performance in what became an ugly second-half and loss to St. John’s. The Scarlet Knights are now losers of two straight after tonight’s 72-60 performance at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. TV: 1-on-1 with F Kadeem Jack

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers sophomore forward Kadeem Jack is ready for his second game of the year against St. John's and his comfort level is rising. Now seeing the Big East for the second time, the starting forward discussed his development under coach Mike Rice and some of his bigger performances of the season. TV: Carter Discusses Struggles

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers guard Elijah Carter is "pressing" after his benching and 1-for-14 night against St. John's, said head coach Mike Rice. Speaking after Friday's practice, Carter spoke to the media about his frustrations and the changes needed to bounce back.
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