The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-3) play host to the Stony Brook Seawolves (4-8) on Friday night at the RAC at 7 p.m.
The Scarlet Knights will be relying on guards Corey Sanders and Geo Baker tonight. Sanders had a team-high 22 points in the team's win against Seton Hall, while Baker notched 17 points. These two guards can get things rolling for Rutgers, and if they do, it will be hard for Stony Brook to match their athleticism throughout the contest.
It will also be a big game for Rutgers' head coach Steve Pikiell, who was the coach of Stony Brook since 2005 before taking his current job last season. Looking specifically at this matchup, the Seawolves force many turnovers with each of their starting five averaging at least a steal per game. He thinks his team is ready to limit their errors.
"We've improved a lot in that area," Pikiell said. "Last year, if you remember, at this time, we were answering questions about being one of the worst turnover teams in the country so we've really done a good job of flipping that and I think that's helped a tremendous amount.
Pikiell will likely be setting up his defense to limit Stony Brook's best guard in Akwasi Yeboah. The 6-foot-6 sophomore leads the team in points (13.9), rebounds (5.1), and has 1.6 assists on the season as well.