Rutgers Eddie Coach Jordan Reacts to 79-57 Loss

Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan spoke after a 79-57 loss about the size issues against Wisconsin, the Bo Ryan culture and a rough road performance for Corey Sanders.

On Wisconsin's secondary scorers, "Well, we're playing with secondary [guys], so it's even with us. Those secondary players are even, maybe a little bit better than guys we're playing with. It's about culture. They're in a culture that Bo Ryan's built and developed and created and it's just one guy with one generation, in a sense, tells the young guys how to play. This is what we do. This is how we play. This is how we behave. This is the environment we've built. This is how we live. This is how we get along. It's contagious. It's how guys who are probably a little less skilled than your top five or six guys, they buy in. That's what we're trying to do. It's going to take a long time for us to do it."

On Corey Sanders, "He didn't start. It's a bump in the road on the path to maturiy. He's got a ton of talent but he's got a lot of holes we've got to fill with his game and his maturity. That's what happens. If you're not on board and you don't have energy and a positive spirit, then you have to learn how to get it. That's what happened today. It was me, partly, and the basketball gods, the other part."

On Jonathan Laurent's Injury, "I don't know yet. We got into the locker room. We told the team, let's get together, let's get dressed, let's get out of here. I'm going to check on Jonathan as soon as I get out of the press conference because I heard he banged heads pretty hard. He was pretty dazed. I'm glad he got up, so we have to watch out. Our next game is Maryland on Wednesday at Maryland, so hopefully whatever concussion protocol there is, we'll follow it and make sure he's healthy."


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