PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Mike Rice suspension hit associate head coach Dave Cox as hard as anybody. Thrown into the fire as interim head coach during the three-game suspension, Cox wanted to show his team that he was right their with him.
Before tipping off against UAB, Cox stripped off his warm-up attire to unveil a full Rutgers basketball uniform. How did the team respond? By making 10 straight shots to open the game and jumping out to a 25-point lead.
In what Cox said was the first press conference of his life, he spoke with the media about the three days since the suspension and the 88-79 win over UAB.