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Big Ten Blog | Matt Misichko

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...
Fri, 12/09/2011
Player of the Week Rodney WilliamsRodney Williams, Minnesota If the Golden Gophers go anywhere this season, it will be behind 6-foot-7 forward Rodney Williams and his unparalleled athleticism. Williams is embracing the challenge. The junior has led the Gophers (9-1) to three wins since double-...
Fri, 12/02/2011
Player of the Week Aaron Craft, Ohio State Aaron CraftThe Buckeyes sophomore certainly looked like the Big Ten’s top point guard in an 85-63 blowout win Tuesday against No. 3 Duke that sort of summed up the Big Ten’s dominance (8-4 record) over the ACC in the Conference's annual...
Fri, 11/25/2011
Player of the week Tim Hardaway Jr, Michigan Tim Hardaway Jr.The sophomore guard helped his NBA stock tremendously this week in front of a packed crowd at the Lahaina Civic Center that included NBA scouts, GMs, coaches and players who had the free time to take in one of the best Maui...
Fri, 11/18/2011
Player of the week Tim Frazier, Penn State. Tim FrazierThe basketball team in State College is understandably an afterthought these days with the scandal centered on the football team. But maybe it shouldn’t be. After three wins in three games, it’s clear who has taken the reins...
Tue, 03/08/2011
Player of the Week Jon Diebler Jon Diebler18-22 from the field and 17-20 from three is a pretty good way to close the regular season portion of his senior season for the most successful and most efficient shooter in Ohio State history. Jon Diebler had a tremendous shooting week to cap off a...
Tue, 03/01/2011
Player of the Week JaJuan Johnson JaJuan JohnsonPurdue continued its march up the polls and towards a top two seeding in the NCAA tournament this week with a pair of road wins over rivals Indiana and Michigan State. As has been the case all year, the Boilermakers were led by their senior stars....