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Michigan and Illinois Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

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Player of the Week


Nik Stauskas, Michigan

G – So. – 6-6 – Mississauga, Ontario – St. Mark's School [Mass.]


  • Poured in a game-high 25 points, handed out five assists and pulled down three rebounds in the win over Michigan State, leading Michigan to sole possession of first place in the Big Ten standings
  • Converted 9-of-13 field goals (.692), including a 3-of-5 effort from three-point range
  • Scored 21 points in the second half on a 7-of-10 effort from the field, including three triples
  • Currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.0 points per game and is fourth with a .446 three-point field goal percentage
  • Has scored 20 or more points 10 times this season, which is tied for the most in the Big Ten
  • Earns his third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and third this season
  • Last Michigan Player of the Week: Nik Stauskas (Jan. 27, 2014)



Freshman of the Week


Kendrick Nunn, Illinois

G – 6-3 – Chicago, Ill. – Simeon

  • Scored a game-high 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting in Illinois' win at Minnesota
  • Connected on a career-high five three-pointers, the most for a Fighting Illini player this season
  • Scored 10 of Illinois' 14 points during a decisive eight-minute stretch in the second half
  • Averaging 13.0 points per game since being inserted into the starting lineup
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor