Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

With new coach and roster, Scarlet Knights primed for a transition season

Updated: October 16, 2013, 9:51 AM ET
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN Insider

JordanRich Schultz/Getty ImagesNew Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan has a major rebuilding project on his hands.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

2012-13: 15-16 (5-13 Big East)
In-conference offense: 0.96 points per possession (12th in Big East)
In-conference defense: 1.06 points allowed per possession (12th in Big East)

The way the past few months have gone at Rutgers, simply fielding a team this season is something of a victory. Between the videos of Mike Rice throwing balls at his players, a rash of transfers that followed his departure and new AD Julie Hermann's controversial past, Rutgers has spent much of 2013 in disarray. But with the worst -- hopefully -- behind them and a proven coach at the helm, the Scarlet Knights can finally get back to the business of balling.

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Brenner writes for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN Insider. He covers the NBA and college basketball.

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