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Big Ten Blog | Matt Misichko

Sat, 01/19/2013
Player of the week Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State Deshaun ThomasCan anyone contain Deshaun Thomas? Well, Duke and Kansas have come closest, holding the 6-foot-7 junior to a season-low 16 points in their games — both Ohio State losses. But Thomas has scored 20 points in four consecutive games now...
Fri, 01/11/2013
Player of the Week Branden Dawson, Michigan State Brandon DawsonDawson is attracted to the rim. That’s where he plays, and that’s where he gets his points. It’s no wonder, then, that six of his seven field goals Thursday at Iowa came on layups. The other one? A breakaway dunk...
Sun, 01/06/2013
Player of the Week Trey Burke, Michigan Trey BurkeJust one game into the Big Ten schedule, Burke already is making a case for player of the year. He was clearly the most dominant player on the court Thursday against shorthanded Northwestern, and pretty much did whatever he wanted. Dave Sobolewski...
Sat, 12/29/2012
Player of the Week Derrick Nix, Michigan State Derrick NixNix had a career game last Saturday in a 67-56 win against Texas. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound senior had career bests of 25 points and four steals, and also grabbed 11 rebounds for the Spartans. He pretty much owned Longhorns freshman Cameron...
Sun, 12/23/2012
Player of the Week Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa Roy Devyn MarbleMarble, another of the Big Ten’s players who possesses NBA-level basketball genes, was an offensive force in two games this past week. The 6-foot-6 junior is the son of Roy Marble, Iowa’s all-time leading scorer who was a Hawkeye...
Sat, 12/15/2012
Player of the Week Brandon Paul, Illinois Brandon PaulWhen Paul is hot, you’d better step out and guard him on the perimeter. Previously-unbeaten Gonzaga received a crash course last Saturday as the 6-foot-4 senior went off for 35 points to lead his Illini to an 83-71 road win and to a top-...
Thu, 12/06/2012
Player of the Week Trey BurkeTrey Burke, Michigan Burke has turned the ball over just twice and has 23 assists in his past three games. Throw in a 18.0 scoring average and .545 mark from the field, and he’s done everything a point guard can do in that span. The No. 3 Wolverines are still...
Fri, 11/30/2012
Player of the Week Cody Zeller, Indiana Cody ZellerZeller put on a clinic on running the floor as a big man Tuesday night in an 83-59 dismantling of No. 14 North Carolina. The host Hoosiers got out on the fast break early and often, killing the spirit of the young Tar Heels with an attack that...
Sat, 11/24/2012
Player of the Week Brandon PaulBrandon Paul, Illinois The Illini looked like a team on a mission to prove something this past week at the Maui Invitational, led by their 6-4 senior that might have solidified his place in the NBA conversation. Paul averaged 19.6 points, four rebounds and three...
Fri, 11/16/2012
Player of the Week Keith ApplingKeith Appling, Michigan State Appling helped the Spartans avoid back-to-back 0-2 starts for the first time since 1899 and 1900 – the first two years of the program’s existence – with a great performance Tuesday against Kansas. The 6-1 junior scored...