Danny’s 5 thoughts after Indiana 3/10

By Danny Breslauer

1) High screen defense continues to be an issue. The bigs didn’t hedge & the guards were held up all day. Credit to IU for terrific execution & hitting big shots early.

2) RU had no answer for Morgan. Quick posts are a bad matchup for this group. With Omoruyi in early foul trouble, Rutgers couldn’t defend him straight up.

3) This felt a bit like the 2nd half of the MSU game, but for 40 minutes. When you can’t get stops, it puts a premium on every possession. The offense doesn’t have the firepower to play that way (except against Illinois’ defense).

4) Love the improvement of Caleb McConnell & Ron Harper Jr. Those 2 freshmen will be key pieces for the future installments of @RutgersMBB to have sustained success.

5) I thought RU would do enough to get a @B1GMBBall bye, but it wasn’t in the cards. Taping @ScarletSpotRU tonight, so will expand on this analysis... but #Rutgers opens up conference tournament play 6:30pm EST Wednesday against Nebraska. Hope the guys can hit the reset button.

Episode 26 drops Tuesday, March 12 with former Scarlet Knight basketball player Joel Salvi as our special guest. We will also recap a very busy weekend of Rutgers Athletics.

Jon Newman