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Big Ten Blog | Matt Misichko

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...
Fri, 01/13/2012
Player of the Week Brandon Paul, Illinois Brandon PaulThis was a strange yet wonderful week in the Big Ten, highlighted by Paul’s ridiculous 43-point output Tuesday in a crucial 79-74 home win for the Illini against No. 6 Ohio State. It began a string of head-scratching results, including...