Rutgers guard Corey Sanders is not a believer in fatigue, so his increased minutes are welcome. Sanders played 36 minutes Monday and 37 Wednesday in games against UMass Lowell and Indiana. He wants even more Saturday afternoon in his Big Ten road debut against Wisconsin.
"I feel good and I'll go right back out there now if I could," Sanders said after 37 minutes and 17 points in a matchup with Yogi Ferrell and 79-72 loss to the Hoosiers. "I love the game. I love the game and everything that comes with it. I hate losing but I know it comes with the game. It's just another stepping stone. We've got a lot of improvement out there and we're still lacking people. We can't hang our heads on this. We have to come in and try to fight."
As coach Eddie Jordan projected early and often after he signed Sanders, the star freshman from Florida instantly stepped into a leadership role as an impact player.
Sanders won the final Big Ten Freshman of the Week award for 2015. He followed it with two more big showings against UMass Lowell and Indiana. Sanders leads Big Ten freshman and Rutgers with his 14.2 points per game to go along with team highs in assists (3.6) and steals (1.6).