Rutgers-Duke: Is It 1955 In Here?

By Matt Meyers - March 24, 2007

I think I might have just seen Marty McFly, because it feels like we are playing basketball in the pre-shot clock era. The score is 21-16 Duke at the break and the play has been about that exciting.

The Scarlet Knights are shooting 24 percent, so they have to feel pretty good about the fact that they are only down by five. However, it is not as if they are getting open looks and missing. Rutgers has not been able to score from outside, and when they go inside Alison Bales is there to swat their weak attempts into the pep band seats.

Their shooting today is not quite as bad their Decemebr 4 meeting with Duke when they were 15-for-55. Fortunately for them, they are playing better defense and Duke is not as dynamic with their offense. Abby Waner and Lindsey Harding have combined for just three points thus far and Rutgers perimter defense, which has been spearheaded by Epiphanny Price and Matee Ajavon is a big reason why. Waner in particular looks out of sorts.

Rutgers top scorers today are back-up center Rashida Junaid and Ajavon with four points apiece. Hopefully the second half will provide a more entertaining brand of basketball.

Posted by Matt Meyers at 03:09 PM on March 24, 2007

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