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Big Ten Blog | Jacob Stallard

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...
Wed, 03/01/2017
Player of the Week Nick Ward, Michigan State Nick WardAs Tom Izzo teams often do, this Michigan State Spartans squad is winning games when it counts, clawing their way out of their bubble position to solidify their spot in the tournament with a pair of wins this week, including a big one over...
Wed, 02/15/2017
Player of the Week Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan Derrick Walton Jr.The senior point guard for the Wolverines is on an incredible run. He has always been more of a pass-first point guard with an ability to score, but now he is taking over games with his ability to put the ball in the hoop. He has...
Tue, 02/07/2017
Player of the Week Caleb Swanigan, Purdue Caleb SwaniganHere we find ourselves once again. Another ho-hum 25-13 week for Caleb Swanigan. In all honesty, this may have been a below-average week for Swanigan. He turned it over 7 times, fouled out of both games, and was really a big part of...
Wed, 02/01/2017
Player of the Week Miles Bridges, Michigan State Miles BridgesThough the Spartans dropped one at home against Purdue, they looked great in a win over Michigan, and both efforts were sparked by the massively talented freshman forward Miles Bridges. He dropped a career-high 33 on Purdue, then...
Tue, 01/24/2017
Player of the Week James Blackmon Jr., Indiana James BlackmonAfter several recent slip-ups and the loss of [Player: O.G. Anunoby] to a torn ACL, the Hoosiers needed a pair of wins this week, with one game at home and another against Penn State, and James Blackmon made sure they got those two wins...
Wed, 01/11/2017
Player of the Week Caleb Swanigan, Purdue Caleb SwaniganHo-hum. Another week, another pair of double-doubles by Caleb Swanigan. Purdue got strong wins over Wisconsin and on the road over Ohio State, and in the process, Swanigan averaged another 17 points and 12 boards on 11/22 shooting between...
Sat, 01/07/2017
Player of the Week Nate Mason, Minnesota Nate MasonThough they couldn’t quite pull out their conference opener against Michigan State, Minnesota got a big upset victory on the road over #15 Purdue, and in that game, they were spurred on by star guard Nate Mason. Mason scored 18 against...
Wed, 12/28/2016
Mid-Season Player of the Year Caleb Swanigan, Purdue Caleb SwaniganAs our only two-time player of the week thus far, Swanigan was an frontrunner for this award, and the statistics and wins are there to back it up. He ranks 4th in the conference in scoring and with a Big Ten-leading 12.5 rebounds...