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Balking at History

Rutgers is off to its best Big East start since the 1999-2000 season, and can be two games over .500 in league play for the first time since 2002 if it wins Saturday at Notre Dame. It would also match the best start to a season in 30 years, but coach Mike Rice isn't selling any of that to his players.

Sophomore guard Jerome Seagears rested comfortably in one of the padded theatre seats inside Rutgers' locker room. A scorer in high school who is beginning to understand the virtues of dribble penetration to create scoring chances for others, he had seven assists and zero turnovers and was the driving offensive force in a three-point win against South Florida. What it meant beyond the night... Recommended Stories

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