|University Rutgers University|
Head coach Steve Pikiell
Conference Big Ten Conference
|Nickname Scarlet Knights|
Division Division I (NCAA)
Mascot Scarlet Knight
|Arena/Stadium Louis Brown Athletic Center|
Location Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's basketball team represents Rutgers University in NCAA Division I college basketball competition. Rutgers competes in the Big Ten Conference.
The Rutgers men's basketball team played in the Final Four in the 1976 NCAA Tournament and ended the 1976 season ranked fourth in the nation, after an 86–70 loss against the Michigan Wolverines in the semifinal round and a 106–92 loss to the UCLA Bruins in the tournament's third-place consolation game. This was the last men's Division I tournament to date to feature two unbeaten teams, as both Indiana, who won that year's title, and Rutgers entered the tournament unbeaten. Rutgers went 31–0 during the regular season.
The Scarlet Knights also played the Michigan Wolverines in the championship game of the 2004 NIT Final which Rutgers lost, 62-55.
NCAA tournament results
The Scarlet Knights have appeared in the NCAA Tournament six times. Their combined record is 5–7.
The Scarlet Knights have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 14 times. Their combined record is 16–14.