Effectively that is going to be onerous to write down. Rutgers bought the possibility to go to the Candy Sixteen, performed his coronary heart out, and broke them.
Turning level: Rutgers managed to construct a ten-point lead with lower than ten minutes to go. Then Houston reinserted Dajon Jarreau, their start line guard, greatest defensive participant and injured participant. He stabilized the reeling Cougars and began the comeback. Rutgers, nevertheless, was nonetheless throwing punches and when Houston scored, Rutgers would too. Apart from the 5 level swing. Geo Baker lobbed at Myles Johnson, who missed the dunk – a play they’ve carried out a thousand instances. Jarreau got here down and hit a 3 and as a substitute of being as much as 10 Rutgers ended up at simply 5. Every part fell aside after that.
Bounce: Whereas for probably the most half Rutgers bounced again with Houston, when the Cougars made their comeback Rutgers struggled to field. The final play to provide the Cougars the lead was an offensive rebound and a foul. Rutgers have all the time been an enormous rebound group and discovering somebody who may do the identical was a problem. Yet one more field would have been sufficient, however it wasn’t meant to be.
Rutgers left all of it out on the pitch: Sure, they blew a giant lead. But it surely wasn’t for lack of attempting. Rutgers did not lay an egg on this event. They got here out and performed onerous and did all the pieces to win. They made this sport air fight, they only could not shut it down on the finish. A miss three right here. A turnover there. It simply wasn’t sufficient. Persons are going to wish to let off steam and mingle with this group within the feedback or on message boards. Ignore them. Rutgers gave it their all.
Geo Baker, Jacob Younger and Myles Johnson: Now comes the lengthy, darkish offseason. All of those gamers can come again, however will they? Geo Baker goes to be an all-time Rutgers participant. Jacob Younger was a lightning bolt in Scarlet. Myles Johnson (do you know he was an engineer?) Is unquestionably a student-athlete. Be pleased with these gamers. They made us proud. We bought to see a little bit of the insanity. Thanks guys.