B1G upset: Rutgers back on the bubble after blowout loss to Nebraska
Just when you thought the B1G couldn’t get any weirder, it did.
Monday night, Rutgers suffered a 72-51 loss to Nebraska, likely putting the Scarlet Knights back on the bubble with just one regular season game remaining. It was a terrible result for a team that was previously considered a lock for the NCAA tournament.
Nebraska was playing without leading scorer Teddy Allen, who left the program on Monday, hours before the Huskers took on the Scarlet Knights. Lat Mayen stepped up in a big way, scoring a game-high 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting.
Rutgers struggled shooting from deep, making just 3-of-23 attempts from 3-point range. The Scarlet Knights also failed to get to the foul line, making only 6 trips to the stripe in the contest.
With the loss, Rutgers dropped to 13-10 on the year with a 9-10 mark in B1G play. Now, Steve Pikiell’s team is in a must-win situation heading into Saturday’s game against Minnesota. If the Scarlet Knights drop that game, their bubble might be burst on Selection Sunday.
The B1G has been chaotic all season long, why would we expect that to change in the final week of the year?