Rutgers Men Fall to SEC opponent on Home Court
Added by Jonathan Chen on December 4, 2011.
Rutgers took on LSU at the RAC on Saturday and lost, 50-55. This is Mike Rice’s 4th loss of the season, losing half of the games they have played this season. Again, Rutgers Men’s Basketball fans have to criticize the overall poor shooting of the Scarlet Knights.
Eli Carter continues to be the star of the show by putting up 10 points and coming off the bench for 26 minutes. But, the rest of the team gave all Rutgers fans a huge nightmare. Myles Mack, once again, did not put up double-digit points along with 4 costly turnovers. In fact, Mike Poole and junior Dane Miller, who needs to step up his game, both contributed only 6 points. Their poor shooting, less than 50% from the field, cost the team a bunch of second chance opportunities.
In the first half, they only made nine field goals and ended the game with a 26.1% field goal percentage in the second half. Despite leading by five points at the half, their poor shooting eventually led this SEC LSU team to take an easy win away from Rutgers.
As you may know from my previous posts, I have been criticizing “all-star” Myles Mack since the beginning of the season. He has proven himself to be inconsistent and leave fans to know what he is really known for. One game, he would be an assist point guard, while other games be a scoreless figure running up and down the court. Therefore, truth be told, I have to remark on Mack once again. He is not putting up points on such an easy SEC team and is playing much worse than expected.
I do feel that Mack has the skills to be an all-star player, but he has to start soon or this season will turn into a total embarrassment for not only the fans, but to the team as well.
Rutgers Men’s Basketball takes on their second Ivy League team of the season, Princeton, on Wednesday, December 7 at the RAC at 7:30 PM.