PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- A 10-point loss to Cincinnati Saturday night had nothing to do with effort, said Rutgers head coach Mike Rice.
A new-look Cincinnati game plan, an off shooting night for Rutgers and a lack of toughness inside all contributed to the loss.
Looking ahead to South Florida, Rutgers has its sights set on a 3-2 Big East record with a victory. A favorite over the Bulls, Rutgers seeks momentum heading into a tough road stretch.
Following Tuesday's practice, Rice spoke with the media about the matchup and the need to get Elijah Carter going after two poor offensive performances.