Big Ten Men’s Basketball News

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Iowa, Michigan and Ohio State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Iowa’s Luka Garza and Ohio State’s Duane Washington Jr. named Co-Players of the Week;

Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson named Freshman of the Week

Co-Player of the Week

Luka Garza, Iowa

– Sr. – 6-11 – Washington, D.C. – Maret School – Major: Economics

  • Averaged 26.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in wins over then-ranked No. 21/No. 21 Wisconsin and Penn State. Shot 19-for-35 (.543 pct.) from the field on the week, including 7-for-16 (.437 pct.)from three-point range. Made 11-of-16 free throw attempts (.687 pct.) and added four assists and two blocks during the Hawkeyes’ two wins.
  • Scored his 2,118th career point to break Iowa’s all-time scoring record in the second half of Sunday’s win vs. Penn State. Surpassed the previous record of 2,116 points set by Roy Marble (1986-89, 134 games) and did so in just 119 career games. Also passed Marble for the most made field goals in program history (799).
  • Finished the win over Penn State with a double-double and led the team in both points (23) and rebounds (11).
  • Scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Iowa’s 77-62 win at then-ranked No. 21/No. 21 Wisconsin. Shot 11-for-19 (.579 pct.) from the field in the contest, including 4-for-6 (.667 pct.) from three-point range. Registered 30-plus points in a game for the seventh time this season, marking the most 30-plus-point games in the NCAA this year.
  • Earns the fifth Player of the Week accolade of his career; was also a two-time Freshman of the Week honoree in 2017-18
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Joe Wieskamp (Feb. 15, 2021)

Co-Player of the Week

Duane Washington Jr., Ohio State

– Jr. – 6-3 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Sierra Canyon (Calif.) – Major: Sport Industry

  • Averaged 25.5 points per game in home contests against Penn State and then-ranked No. 3/No. 3 Michigan. Went 18-for-27 (.667 pct.) from the field on the week, including 9-for-15 (.600 pct.) from three-point range.
  • Led Ohio State, and all scorers, with a career-high 30 points in a narrow 87-92 loss vs. then-ranked No. 3/No. 3 Michigan. Shot 12-for-18 (.667 pct.) from the field, while hitting 5-of-10 (.500 pct.) three pointers. Also notched three assists in the game.
  • Scored 21 points earlier in the week in Ohio State’s 92-82 win vs. Penn State. Connected on 4-of-5 (.800 pct.) three-pointers in the game, while adding three rebounds and an assist. Also went 5-for-5 from the free-throw line.
  • Earns the first Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Kaleb Wesson (Nov. 18, 2019)

Freshman of the Week

Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

C – 7-1 – Alexandria, Va. – DeMatha Catholic (Md.) – Major: Undecided

  • Averaged 16.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in wins vs. Rutgers and at then-ranked No. 4/No. 4 Ohio State.
  • Helped Michigan notch its first win over Ohio State in Columbus in the last seven years by leading the Wolverines in both points (22) and rebounds (nine) in Michigan’s 92-87 victory. Also added two blocked shots, two assists and a steal in the win. Shot 8-for-14 (.571 pct.) from the field and 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.
  • Earns the seventh Freshman of the Week accolade of his career. Is now tied for the second-most Freshman of the Week selections in Big Ten history, trailing only Jared Sullinger of Ohio State (12 in 2010-11).
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Hunter Dickinson (Feb. 15, 2021)

2020-21 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 30

P: Luka Garza, Sr., C, IOWA

F: Adam Miller, G, ILL

F: Zach Edey, C, PUR

Dec. 7

P: Trayce Jackson-Davis, So., F, IND

F: Hunter Dickinson, C, MICH

Dec. 14

P: Ayo Dosunmu, Jr., G, ILL

P: Luka Garza, Sr., C, IOWA

F: Hunter Dickinson, C, MICH

Dec. 21

P: Boo Buie, So., G, NU

F: Mason Gillis, F, PUR

Dec. 28

P: Ayo Dosunmu, Jr., G, ILL

P: Marcus Carr, Jr., G, MINN

F: Hunter Dickinson, C, MICH

Jan. 4

P: Liam Robbins, Jr., C, MINN

F: Hunter Dickinson, C, MICH

Jan. 11

P: Trayce Jackson-Davis, So., F, IND

P: Jordan Bohannon, Sr., G. IOWA

F: Hunter Dickinson, C, MICH

Jan. 18

P: Liam Robbins, Jr., C, MINN

P: Trevion Williams, Jr., F, PUR

F: Brandon Newman, G, PUR

Jan. 25

P: Isaiah Livers, Sr., F, MICH

F: Jaden Ivey, G, PUR

Feb. 1

P: Ayo Dosunmu, Jr., G, ILL

F: Brandon Newman, G, PUR

Feb. 8

P: Ayo Dosunmu, Jr., G, ILL

F: Jaden Ivey, G, PUR

Feb. 15

P: Joe Wieskamp, Jr., G/F, IOWA

F: Hunter Dickinson, C, MICH

Feb. 22

P: Luka Garza, Sr., C, IOWA

P: Duane Washington Jr., G, Jr., OSU

F: Hunter Dickinson, C, MICH

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