Building a college basketball program in a high-major conference requires time. It requires patience — especially if the school hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991.
Rutgers is leaving the Big East for the Big Ten
and cashing in on the school’s investment in a football program
that only 10 years ago seemed incapable of competing at the highest
No. 22 Rutgers could not have picked a better opponent than Connecticut for its first game back in the rankings since 2009.