Rutgers (5-4) vs. No. 23 Seton Hall (8-1)
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Seton Hall looks for its fourth straight win over Rutgers at Prudential Center. The last victory for the Scarlet Knights at Seton Hall was a 56-51 win on March 8, 2013.
STEPPING UP: Seton Hall’s Jared Rhoden has averaged 15.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Tyrese Samuel has put up 11.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. For the Scarlet Knights, Ron Harper Jr. has averaged 16.4 points and 8.6 rebounds while Clifford Omoruyi has put up 11.4 points and 6.8 rebounds.ROBUST RON: Harper has connected on 40.8 percent of the 49 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 16 over the last three games. He’s also made 71.4 percent of his foul shots this season.
STREAK STATS: Rutgers has dropped its last three road games, scoring 68 points and allowing 81.3 points during those contests. Seton Hall has won its last six home games, scoring an average of 86.5 points while giving up 58.8.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Scarlet Knights have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Pirates. Seton Hall has 42 assists on 95 field goals (44.2 percent) across its past three outings while Rutgers has assists on 47 of 72 field goals (65.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Seton Hall has committed a turnover on just 16 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest rate among all Big East teams. The Pirates have turned the ball over only 11.2 times per game this season.
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