Evan Singletary added 21 points for the Great Danes (1-2), who shot 53 percent including a scorching 12 of 19 from 3-point range.
Albany led 43-30 at the half and when Sanders hit a step-back 3 to match his career-high with 19 points with 14:04 to play, the Great Danes led 53-33. Sanders also had six rebounds, a career-high five steals and three assists. He finished 8 of 10 from the field.
Sanders and Singletary combined for 17 points as Albany took a 20-14 lead and then the Danes had a late 11-0 surge to build the 13-point halftime lead.