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Big Ten Blog | Jacob Stallard

Fri, 03/02/2018
Player of the Year Keita Bates-DiopKeita Bates Diop, Ohio State The one-time five-star recruit seemingly came out of nowhere this year as he went from single-digit scoring to carrying his Ohio State team from expected irrelevancy to second in the conference. But those who saw him play in high...
Wed, 02/14/2018
Player of the Week Miles Bridges, Michigan State Miles BridgesFebruary 10th had finally arrived, and it was put up or shut up time for Miles Bridges and the Spartans. After a season of being hyped as the two big dogs of the Big Ten, Purdue and Michigan State finally had their lone matchup of the...
Sun, 02/11/2018
Player of the Week Kevin Huerter, Maryland Kevin HuerterThe Terps picked up a win over Wisconsin this past week, but their most impressive performance was probably their tough performance on the road against the #3 Purdue Boilermakers. They gave Purdue their best shot and, in spite of losing...
Thu, 01/25/2018
Player of the Week Vince Edwards, Purdue Vincent EdwardsIn Purdue’s pair of victories, Edwards put up 19.5 points per on 67% shooting, including 60% from downtown. He wasn’t pulling down rebounds like he normally does, with only 8 total, but it didn’t really matter in what...
Tue, 01/16/2018
Player of the Week Keita Bates Diop, Ohio State Keita Bates-Diop8. That’s the number of points Keita Bates-Diop averaged in his first 3 seasons and 75 games in an Ohio State uniform. 3. That’s the number of times Bates-Diop broke the 20 point mark in that span. 57. That’s...
Thu, 01/04/2018
Player of the Week Ethan Happ, Wisconsin Ethan HappThere’s the Ethan Happ we have been waiting to see! The one that is so dominant that it doesn’t matter if all the guys around him are talented but young and inexperienced and unable to help him in the way that Nigel Hayes and Bronson...
Thu, 12/21/2017
Player of the Week Corey Sanders, Rutgers Corey SandersRutgers basketball usually doesn’t get a lot of love from this blog, or from anyone. But they had arguably the win of the week in the Big Ten this week by taking down #15 Seton Hall, their in-state rival and recent superior. Sanders...
Thu, 12/14/2017
Player of the Week Miles Bridges, Michigan State Miles BridgesA ho-hum week for the Spartans led to a ho-hum pair of easy, expected victories and two ho-hum monster stat lines from All-American candidate Miles Bridges. 21 points and 5 boards pushed the Spartans to a 2-0 Big Ten record in a road...
Mon, 12/04/2017
Player of the Week Keita Bates Diop, Ohio State Keita Bates-DiopThe terrific statlines continued for Bates-Diop this week as he posted an average of 17.5 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists leading the Buckeyes to back-to-back wins, the first of which was a shocking beatdown of Wisconsin at the...
Tue, 11/21/2017
Player of the Week Jordan Murphy, Minnesota Jordan MurphyIt’s been an up-and-down couple of seasons for the Minnesota Golden Gophers the last couple of years, but the one constant through it all has been the steady production of double-double machine Jordan Murphy. The junior power forward...