Indiana and Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

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Player of the Week

Nick Ward, Michigan State
F – Jr. – 6-9 – Gahanna, Ohio – Lincoln
• Averaged 21.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks while connecting on 60.9 percent of his shots (14-of-23) and 70.0 percent from the free throw line (14-of-20) in a 2-0 week for the Spartans
• Scored all 21 of his points in the first half in a win over Northwestern
• Finished with 21 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, hitting 5-of-7 field goals and 11-of-14 free throws in a battled victory at No. 14 Ohio State
• Earns the third Big Ten Player of the Week honor of his career and the first this season
• Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Cassius Winston (Dec. 31, 2018)

Freshman of the Week
Romeo Langford, Indiana
G – 6-6 – New Albany, Ind. – New Albany
• Averaged 22.5 points, six rebounds and 2.5 assists in a win over Illinois at home and a loss at #2/4 Michigan
• Shot 54.2 percent from the field (13-of-24) and 81.0 percent from the free throw line (17-of-21) throughout both games
• Against the Illini, scored a career-high 28 points to help the Hoosiers erase a 10-point first half deficit in an eventual 73-65 win
• Versus the Wolverines, despite early foul trouble, scored 17 points, 11 in the second half, grabbed six boards and made all six free throw attempts
• Earns his third Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Romeo Langford (Dec. 10, 2018)

2018-19 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 12
P: Carsen Edwards, Jr., PUR
P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS
F: Jalen Smith, MD

Nov. 19
P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS
F: Romeo Langford, IND

Nov. 26
P: Cassius Winston, Jr., MSU
P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS
F: Gabe Kalscheur, MINN

Dec. 3
P: Jordan Poole, So., MICH
F: Ignas Brazdeikis, MICH

Dec. 10
P: Carsen Edwards, Jr., PUR
P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS
F: Romeo Langford, IND
F: Ignas Brazdeikis, MICH

Dec. 17
P: Juwan Morgan, Sr., IND
F: Jalen Smith, MD

Dec. 24
P: Kaleb Wesson, So., OSU
F: Daniel Oturu, MINN

Dec. 31
P: Cassius Winston, Jr., MSU
F: Ignas Brazdeikis, MICH

Jan. 7
P: Nick Ward, Jr., MSU
F: Romeo Langford, IND