New-Look Corey Sanders Excels vs Ohio State as Freshman Star Rises

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Guard Corey Sanders remained one of the hottest freshmen in the Big Ten with his 23-point effort in a 79-69 loss to Ohio State.

New haircut, same Corey Sanders, who remains confident and positive despite the 12th consecutive Rutgers loss Saturday. This time, a 79-69 loss to Ohio State, Sanders spoke post-game about the power of positivity in a locker room.

"It's like I say every time, our wins right now come from the way we're playing and the way we're performing," Sanders said. "The way we're keeping our spirits up, that's how we're measuring our wins. We're not really concerned about that streak. If we win a game, it would be great. We go out to win the game but we won't come in [the locker room] and sulk about our loss. When we see improvement, that's our win for us."

Sanders contributed 37 minutes on the court against Ohio State with 23 points, three assists and two steals as his star rises in the Big Ten Freshman of the Year standings. Sanders also held Ohio State impact guard JaQuan Lyle to a 1-for-6 night from the floor.

Sanders also explained the decision to cut his hair.

"Today, I just woke up," Sanders said. "I've been debating a long time. Should I cut my hair or not? Today, man I'm just going to cut it. Get back to my started from the bottom ways. It's a stay humble haircut right here."


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