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Tuesday / November 19.
  • Rice Gets Win in 1st Garden State Rivalry Game

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    NEWARK, N.J. – Seton Hall passed on Mike Rice last spring, allowing Rutgers to name him their new coach more than a month later.

    In his first game against Seton Hall, Rice scored a measure of revenge when the Scarlet Knights beat the Pirates, 66-60, before 8,929 at The Prudential Center.

    It was the first victory for Rutgers (12-7, 3-4 Big East) in the Garden State rivalry since March 9, 2008. Seton Hall (8-12, 2-6) had won four straight and seven of 10 in the series.

    “I’m just happy when it came my turn in line, that Mike was available,” Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti said before the game.

    Click here to read the full story at SNY.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.