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Big Ten Blog | Matt Misichko

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...
Sat, 01/07/2012
Player of the Week Cody Zeller, Indiana freshman Cody ZellerZeller looked like a freshman in his Big Ten debut at Michigan State, looking lost the majority of 40 minutes with a few exceptions. The Hoosiers bounced back with two impressive home wins since then, knocking off No. 2 Ohio State 74-...
Sat, 12/31/2011
Player of the Week Keith Appling, Michigan State Keith ApplingAppling, the Spartans’ 6-foot-1 point guard, was told by coach Tom Izzo to be more assertive offensively before Wednesday’s game against Indiana. It paid off in a big way as Appling took over in the second half during a...
Fri, 12/23/2011
Player of the Week Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State Deshaun ThomasThomas, a 6-foot-7 small forward, has made huge strides so far during his second year in Columbus. A lot can be said about the way he’s already stepped up in Jared Sullinger’s absence multiple times, but it’s the way...
Sun, 12/18/2011
Player of the Week Christian Watford, Indiana Christian WatfordThe Hoosiers played only one game this past week, but that’s all junior forward Christian Watford needed to make Indiana history. Watford’s 3-pointer from the left wing Saturday off a brilliant pass by Verdell Jones III...