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Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week

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Player of the Week

Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan

6-6, Jr., F, Miami, Fla./Palmetto


  • Led Michigan to a win in its only game of the week, an 83-75 road victory over nationally ranked Minnesota on Thursday
  • Was nearly perfect from the field, shooting 87.5 percent (7-of-8), including 4-of-5 from three-point range, to finish with 21 points
  • Added five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 37 minutes against the Gophers
  • Helped Michigan to its first road win over a top-10 team since 1996
  • Earns his third career Player of the Week award and second this season
  • Last Michigan Player of the Week: Trey Burke (Jan. 7, 2013)



Freshman of the Week

Shavon Shields, Nebraska

6-6, G/F, Olathe, Kan./Olathe Northwest


  • Averaged 23.5 points on 72.7 percent shooting, seven rebounds and two steals in two games last week against Purdue and Penn State
  • Scored a then-career best 18 points against Purdue on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds in 37 minutes
  • Poured in a career-high 29 points in a road win against the Nittany Lions, shooting 90.9 percent from the floor (10-of-11), adding six rebounds and three steals
  • Earns his first career weekly honor
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: N/A