Sanders Examines Late-Game Struggles in Rutgers Loss to Wake Forest

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Eddie Jordan only trusted Corey Sanders on the inbounds pass, which left the final shot up to another option. Sanders got the ball to shooting guard Mike Williams, who rushed a missed shot in the 69-68 loss to Wake Forest. Sanders reacted to the finish and what he saw in the final seconds.

Freshman guard Corey Sanders liked the look on his inbounds pass against Wake Forest and would do it again if he saw Mike Williams open for the shot. It simply did not fall and Rutgers lost by a point to the Demon Deacons.

"I felt like Mike was open," Sanders said. "I got it to him. He took a shot. Unfortunately it didn't go in this time but I trust Mike to hit that shot. If we had to run it back, I trust him to hit that shot. It's just a learning point."

As frustrating as the final posession was for Sanders, the defensive breakdown that gave Wake Forest a lead was equally concerning.

"Coach (Eddie Jordan) said don't let him go baseline, close out the baseline," Sanders said. "We're young. Me and Jonathan [Laurent], we're freshmen so we make mistakes. I made mistakes at the St. John's game not being aware of the time. This time it was just Jon not being aware of closing the baseline. It's just little things we need to work on and we've got to grow."

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