Rutgers dropped an 80-67 decision at Ole Miss in a game that saw Mississippi overtake the Scarlet Knights from the outset in one of the most physical games of the season so far. Although the Knights lost, coach Mike Rice appreciated the effort from his team against a physical Rebels squad, but wants to see the Knights employ a verve, going forward, that will allow RU to battle consistently in the Big East cage wars.
Rutgers coach Mike Rice is looking for his team to get a little more of an edge after the loss to Ole Miss on Saturday.(Courtesy Rutgers Athletics Communications)
“It’s BIG EAST-SEC basketball. It was an early conference game, basically. Like Andy (Kennedy), I don’t mind a little passion, a little intensity,” said Rice, “I think we need more of it to be honest with you, a little more togetherness. That’s part of the game.”
Rutgers was able to battle Ole Miss to a draw on the boards at 30-30, but the differing factor was the offensive glass where the Rebels scored 15 poi...