When Rutgers basketball could sink no lower in the adversity department, the situation worsened Monday when coach Eddie Jordan suspended star freshman guard Corey Sanders for two weeks after a violation of team rules.
Rutgers is without Sanders, the team's leading scorer and a Big Ten Freshman of the Year contender, for the next four games.
"Although I am disappointed to announce this suspension, I believe that it will serve as a valuable learning experience for Corey," Jordan said in a statement. "The team will continue to work hard in his absence and looks forward to his return."
The Scarlet Knights (6-19, 0-12) enter tomorrow night's game at Illinois with seven scholarship players available.
Sanders most recently spoke after the 79-69 loss to Ohio State Saturday evening, where he scored 23 points against the Buckeyes.
Sanders' suspension is his second of the season and leaves the Scarlet Knights without their star for five total games after he missed the season-opener.