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Big Ten Blog | Matt Misichko

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...
Sun, 03/04/2012
Player of the Week Robbie Hummel, Purdue Robbie HummelThe Boilermakers have played themselves into the NCAA tournament despite some big-time adversity, and Hummel is the reason why. Purdue handed Michigan its only home loss of the season Saturday, then demolished Penn State 8-56 on Wednesday....
Fri, 02/24/2012
Player of the Week Matt Gatens, Iowa Matt GatensLights out. In two games, the senior guard has taken the Hawkeyes from looking like the Big Ten’s cellar-dwellers to the middle of the pack and a shot at an NCAA Tournament berth. He’s played for three coaches in four years and...
Sat, 02/18/2012
Player of the Week Robbie Hummel, Purdue Robbie HummelHummel led the Boilermakers to back-to-back wins with two of his finest performances of the season. After struggling with his shot most of the Big Ten season, Hummel could be getting in a groove just as the most important month of the...
Sun, 02/12/2012
Player of the Week Draymond Green, Michigan State Draymond GreenThe Big Ten’s leading rebounder has continued to dominate the glass, putting up back-to-back double-doubles in two wins the past week. He had 14 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in a 64-54 win Sunday vs. Michigan. He...
Sat, 02/04/2012
Player of the Week John Shurna, Northwestern John ShurnaThe Big Ten’s leading scorer put up 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting to keep the Wildcats away from a fourth straight loss on Thursday night against Nebraska. We all know he can go off like this at any given time, but this was his first...
Mon, 01/30/2012
Player of the Week Draymond GreenDraymond Green, Michigan State The Spartans’ leader shook off a rough outing Jan. 17 at Michigan by spurring his team to consecutive home wins the past week: 83-58 against Purdue and 68-52 vs. Minnesota. The latter earned coach Tom Izzo his 400th win, 86 of...
Mon, 01/23/2012
Player of the Week Trey Burke, Michigan Trey BurkeHere’s the kind of freshman Burke is for Michigan: “Darius who?” After Burke’s most recent performance against in-state rival Michigan State, the question seems somewhat legitimate. Tuesday’s 60-59 win against the...