Thanks to the guidance of Steve Pikiell, Rutgers basketball is out to their best start since 1975-76.The Rutgers Scarlet Knights haven’t made the NCAA Tournament since 1991 and haven’t finished over .500 since the 2005-06 season. The Scarlet Knights were once a nationally relevant program in the 1970s, when they made two straight NCAA Tournaments in 1975-76 and reached the Final Four in 1976, but won a combined 17 games in the last two seasons.After firing Eddie Jordan after last year’s embarrassing seven win debacle, the Scarlet Knights opted to hire Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell. The 49-year old built a Stony Brook program from the ground up, as he helped the team reach it’s first ever NCAA Tournament last season and had six years of 20 plus wins.Now with Rutgers, Pikiell is out to a resounding start. The Knights have already won four more games than they won all of last year (11-1) and are out to their best start since 1975-76. Sure, they have played a horrible schedule (311th in the country, according to CBS Sports) and don’t have a single quality win, but they also have beaten the teams they are supposed to defeat, something that… Read full this story
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