Preview: Rutgers-Newark @ TCNJ MBB

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On February 15, 2017 at 1:47 am EST

On Wednesday night, the Rutgers-Newark Scarlet Raiders men’s basketball team faces The College of New Jersey Lions at Packer Hall in Ewing, N.J. The game is slated to start at approx. 8 pm EST.

The Scarlet Raiders are 7-17 and the Lions are 17-7. Rutgers-Newark is 4-8 on the road, while TCNJ us a perfect 11-0.

Corey Stanford (Photo by the TCNJ Sports Information Department)

Corey Stanford (Photo by the TCNJ Sports Information Department)

Rutgers-Newark is 6-11 within the New Jersey Athletic Conference. TCNJ is 13-4 within conference play.

The Lions could get center Bobby Bracket from injury for this game. Brackett previously told The Capital Sports Report that he may return in the conference playoffs.

“I am not sure yet,” Brackett said. “I’m feeling better, but we will see [about Wednesday].”

TCNJ won the last game between these two teams. On Jan. 11, 2017, the Lions won 64-57 at The Golden Dome Arena.

Rutgers-Newark has not won in this series since Jan. 30, 2016 when they won 62-58.

In the past 10 games between these two teams, the Scarlet Raiders have won eight times. Besides the Jan. 11, 2017 win, they also won 74-62 at Packer Hall on Jan. 31, 2015.

Rutgers-Newark has lost their past two games. They have not won a game since they defeated the William Paterson University Pioneers 66-61 on Feb. 4, 2017.

TCNJ lost their last game, as they were defeated 70-63 by the Montclair State Red Hawks on Saturday afternoon. They have not won a game since they defeated the Pioneers 90-85 on Feb. 8, 2017.

Rutgers-Newark is averaging 58.9 points per game. They are giving up 64.8 points.

TCNJ is scoring 77.8 points per game. They are giving up 70.5 points.

Taylor Ofray is leading the Scarlet Raiders attack with 18.3 points per game. Nadir Alston is averaging 7.7 rebounds and Ofray is averaging 3 assists per game.

Brackett is leading the Lions attack with 15.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. Without their injured center, Corey Stanford is leading all active players with 14.2 points per game.

Eric Murdock Jr. is averaging 5.6 assists per game.

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