On to Las Vegas. It was the rallying cry for Rutgers before it even left the locker room after a three-point home victory over Central Arkansas.
“It’s a measuring stick to see where we are,” Sanders said. “We want to go out here and win these games to prove a point. Everything from here on out is a statement game so we’re looking forward to it.”
The Las Vegas weekend begins at midnight against Creighton and continues with a game against either Massachusetts or Clemson.
“We’re going in to take it one game at a time,” said Freeman, who logged four blocks and four steals in Saturday’s win over UCA. “We’re going to try to come out with a win, but we’re taking it one game at a time.”
Rutgers defeated Central Arkansas Saturday in a bounce-back result from the heart-breaking loss at St. John’s during the week. The Scarlet Knights are underdogs in Las Vegas, but feel confident after a 3-1 start to the season.
“It shows everybody that we’re not going to roll over and die,” said sophomore Mike Williams. “We’re not going to sulk over one game.”