Sanders, who fulled the stat sheet with 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists and six steals, remains a vocal supporter of his head coach.
"I'm a big coach Jordan fan," Sanders said. "That's my man. I got his back 1,000 [percent]. I know this win is taking a little pressure off him, but we're still trying to get more wins coming to the Big Ten Tournament. We know we're the underdogs, but anything is possible. I'm working for him."
Sanders is a Big Ten Freshman of the Year candidate despite his four-game suspension and the 1-17 team record in conference play. He concludes the regular season as a statistical leader of both Rutgers and conference freshmen with 16.2 points per game, 1.8 steals and 4.3 assists.