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Big Ten Blog | Matt Misichko

Fri, 11/29/2013
Player of the Week Nik Stauskas, Michigan Nik StauskasLogging major clock this week, including 44 minutes in Michigan’s overtime win against Florida State, Stauskas scored 70 total points over 3 games in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament. He hobbled for the last 10 minutes of Michigan’...
Sat, 11/23/2013
Player of the Week Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Frank KaminskyTime to hop on the Big Daddy Fupps Bandwagon. Kaminsky can have whatever nickname he’d like after Tuesday night’s performance against North Dakota. The 7-foot, 234-pound junior went 16-19 from the field, 5-5 from beyond the arc...
Fri, 11/15/2013
By Matt Misichko Player of the Week Gary Harris, Michigan State Gary HarrisAs the first of potentially many POTW awards for Mr. Harris, the sophomore shooting guard displayed on the national stage why he stands a good chance to transition from last year’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year to this...
Sun, 03/10/2013
Player of the Week Trey Burke, Michigan Trey BurkeThe stellar sophomore might’ve solidified his front-runner status for national player of the year this past week with two memorable performances. The first came last Sunday against Michigan State, an instant-classic and a must-win for a...
Sun, 03/03/2013
Player of the Week Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota Trevor MbakweSo that’s why Mbakwe came back for year six. The Gophers stunned No. 1 Indiana 77-73 Tuesday night, and Mbakwe quickly made it clear his team was anything but finished. The forward set the tone by scoring the Gophers’ first three...
Sat, 02/23/2013
Player of the Week Victor Oladipo, Indiana Victor OladipoThe junior player of the year frontrunner played through the pain of a sprained ankle on Tuesday night and finished off Michigan State to help the Hoosiers secure the top spot in the Big Ten. He didn’t play after halftime last Saturday...
Sun, 02/17/2013
Player of the Week Cody Zeller, Indiana Cody ZellerIt’s hard to single out the most important player on such a well-rounded team like Indiana, but Zeller is the proverbial straw that stirs the Hoosiers’ drink. Zeller and the Hoosiers responded to a letdown at Illinois in a big way with...
Mon, 02/11/2013
Player of the Week Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan Tim Hardaway Jr.Hardaway put on a shooting exhibition Tuesday against Ohio State, hitting four straight 3-pointers in a span of 3:18 at one point in the second half. He clearly was in one of his zones, again confirming his reputation as one of the...
Sat, 02/02/2013
Player of the Week Victor Oladipo, Indiana Victor OladipoThe 6-5 junior has kept the Hoosiers in the midst of the Big Ten title chase simply by doing it all. He’s in your face on the defensive end, then cuts to the basket on the other end and throws one down over you. Need a 3? He’ll...
Sun, 01/27/2013
Player of the week DJ Richardson, Illinois DJ RichardsonThe 6-3 Illini senior exploded for a career-high 30 points Tuesday in a 71-51 dismantling of Nebraska in Lincoln. He made 9-of-14 from the field, 6-of-9 from behind the arc, and it resulted in him scoring 20 more than his average coming in and...