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Top-50 2023 recruit discusses recent unofficial visit to Rutgers, relationship with head coach Steve Pikiell

Rutgers welcomed a top prospect from the class of 2023 to Piscataway last week. Jahnathan Lamothe, a Baltimore native ranked as a four-star recruit and the 36th-best player in the nation in his class by 247Sports, took the trip up I-95 for an unofficial visit on Friday. The 6-foot-4 combo guard met head coach Steve Pikiell and the rest of the coaching staff in person for the first time, and he got a tour through the program’s facilities.
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Steve Pikiell and Rutgers players earn Met Basketball Awards

The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association released its annual awards, and Rutgers men’s basketball was well-represented. Head coach Steve Pikiell was named the Peter A. Carlesimo Men's Coach of the Year for the second straight year. Pikiell earned this honor after leading the Scarlet Knights to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 30 years and first tournament win in 38 years. Rutgers finished seventh in the Big Ten conference with a 16-12 (10-10) record. In the postseason, Rutgers notched one win in the Big Ten Tournament against Indiana and another in the NCAA Tournament against Clemson. This is Pikiell’s fourth time winning the award, the most by any coach in the award’s history.
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All-Met awards: Rutgers’ Steve Pikiell wins record 4th Coach of the Year award, Scarlet Knights lead in All-Met selections

After leading Rutgers to its first NCAA Tournament win in nearly four decades, head coach Steve Pikiell set a record in a prestigious award that’s been around just as long. Pikiell was named the Peter A. Carlesimo Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association, it announced on Tuesday morning. He becomes the first coach to win the award four times -- he won it twice (2010, 2013) at Stony Brook -- breaking a tie for most all-time with Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and legendary St. John’s coach Lou Carnesecca, who each won the award three times since it was first given out in 1981.
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Steve Pikiell discusses transfer portal

Rutgers has suddenly been thrust into the transfer portal sweepstakes that has inundated the entire nation. Gone from last year’s team are Jacob Young, Myles Johnson, Montez Mathis and Mamadou Doucoure, which leaves Steve Pikiell staring into a transfer portal that is exploding with names by the day. “The transfer...
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Is Rutgers basketball built to last? For Steve Pikiell, that’s the next challenge | Politi

INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s the thing about devastating NCAA Tournament losses like the one Rutgers experienced on Sunday night: They kind of happen all the time. This is not to say some aren’t worse than others. The one the Scarlet Knights just suffered, blowing a nine-point lead in the final five minutes to Houston with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line, is as bad as they come.
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March Madness 2021: Here’s the No. 1 key Rutgers’ Steve Pikiell has circled in his scouting report on Houston

INDIANAPOLIS -- On paper, it defies logic. Houston’s roster doesn’t include a single player who stands taller than 6-foot-8 on its roster. And yet the Cougars dominate the glass like few other teams in the country, ranking third in offensive rebounds per game (14.4), fifth in total rebounds per game (41.0) and 6th with a plus-9 rebounding margin.
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Rutgers basketball head coach Steve Pikiell looks ahead to NCAA Tournament matchup with Houston

Rutgers basketball head coach Steve Pikiell addressed the media today as his staff and players prepare to meet Houston in the second round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. “Houston is really good, that’s what I can tell you,” said Pikiell. “Worthy of their 2 seed, great coach, player of the year in Grimes. I love Sasser their two guard. I love their point guard (Jarreau). Defensive player of the year. Most valuable player. They got the most improved player. They got every award you can get in that league. Their defense is elite.”
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Backyard games, broken windows and basketball: the ‘organized chaos’ that shaped Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell’s childhood

The wide and flat backyard on the far edge of Circle Street, a half-mile-long road in Bristol, Connecticut, was an open-space refuge from the crammed three-bedroom home where Joseph and Mary Faith Pikiell raised their nine children. The kids had room to run, and with eight cousins who lived next door and children who lived on the street, there was always something going on.
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March Madness 2021: Rutgers’ Steve Pikiell compares NCAA Tournament 1st-round opponent Clemson to Big Ten rival

Playing a 20-game Big Ten conference schedule prepared Rutgers for its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 30 years in more ways than one. Along with getting the Scarlet Knights used to the level of play they’ll face in Indianapolis, the variety of play styles throughout the league means Rutgers will have a reference point for most matchups.

How Pat Hobbs and Steve Pikiell made Rutgers men’s basketball relevant again

The Rutgers men’s basketball program languished from a lack of support and commitment by the University and administration for decades. The results were obvious. Inadequate facilities, a lack of cohesion within the administration meant plenty of losing followed. Hope was not only absent, the idea of it was a cruel joke for fans who suffered in spite of it.
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Steve Pikiell: I am really excited for Rutgers Nation

Rutgers learned tonight that it will be part of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 30 years. Selection Sunday was very good to Rutgers as the Scarlet Knights are a No.10 seed in the Midwest region and will take on No.7-seed Clemson. After learning of the news, head coach Steve Pikiell held a video conference to speak with the media about this monumental accomplishment. Here is a look at what Pikiell had to say.
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Steve Pikiell opens up about Rutgers breaking March Madness drought

Rutgers hoops coach Steve Pikiell takes a timeout before Selection Sunday for some March Madness Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: What would you say will make this Rutgers team dangerous in the NCAA Tournament?. A: We play a fun style, first and foremost. Look, this group has been...
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Rutgers HC Steve Pikiell on Indiana: 'It will be very challenging'

Rutgers and Indiana will meet for the third time this season when they square off in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Scarlet Knights are likely bound for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 30 years while Indiana likely needs a deep run into the tournament, perhaps the finals, to be considered for March Madness.