What to know about Alabama basketball's possible opponent Rutgers in NCAA Tournament 2022
Alabama basketball will be the sixth seed in the West Region in the NCAA Tournament, and could face No. 11 seed Rutgers on Friday in San Diego if the Scarlet Knights win their First Four game against Notre Dame. Here's what to know about the Scarlet Knights:
Rutgers finished the regular season 18-12, including 12-8 in Big Ten play. The Scarlet Knights finished fourth in the regular season, receiving a double-bye in the Big Ten Tournament before falling to Iowa in the quarterfinals.
NCAA Tournament experience
Rutgers went 30 seasons without making it to the NCAA Tournament before ending the drought in 2021. Last season, the No. 10 seed Scarlet Knights were able to upset seventh-seeded Clemson in the first round before falling to No. 2 seed Houston in the second round.
First postseason game against Alabama
The Scarlet Knights have never faced off against the Crimson Tide in postseason play. However, Rutgers and Alabama were both in the same region in 1991, when the Scarlet Knights lost to Arizona State in the first round while Alabama went on a run to the Sweet 16 before losing to Arkansas.