PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No wonder Mike Rice is rail thin.
Rutgers' new coach was in near-constant motion Tuesday night -- never sitting during game action, only during timeouts. Instead, Rice paced up and down the sideline over and over again, imploring his team with flailing arms and a weary voice, hoarse even before the game began.
Rice was able to speak after Tuesday night's game -- a 79-65 win over Fairleigh Dickinson. But what came out of his mouth was a bit of a surprise.