Who took home weekly men's hoops honors?

Who took home weekly men's hoops honors?

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week for Feb. 20-26 action on Monday. See the winners and what they did to earn the distinctions in this post. The women’s honors were released Monday, too.

Co-Players of the Week: Matt Gatens, Iowa, G – Sr. – 6-5 – Iowa City, Iowa – West

  • Averaged 27.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games last week
  • Scored a career-high 33 points and added three rebounds and three assists against No. 16/15 Wisconsin, shooting 66.7 percent (12-18) from the field, making seven of 10 from three-point range in the Hawkeyes’ 67-66 win
  • Posted 22 points and two boards on the road against Illinois, converting on five of six three-point attempts
  • Earns the first Player of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Jake Kelly (March 9, 2009)

Robbie Hummel, Purdue, F – Sr. – 6-8 – Valparaiso, Ind. – Valparaiso

  • Notched 23.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game to lead Purdue to wins over Nebraska and at No. 11/13 Michigan
  • Recorded a season-high 29 points and added seven rebounds and two blocks in the Boilermakers’ 83-65 win over the Huskers
  • Tallied 17 points and nine rebounds in Purdue’s 75-61 road win against the Wolverines
  • Collects his fourth career weekly award and first this season
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: JaJuan Johnson (Feb. 28, 2011)

Freshman of the Week: Trey Burke, Michigan, G – 5-11 – Columbus, Ohio – Northland

  • Averaged 15.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game last week
  • Led the Wolverines in scoring against Northwestern, posting 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in the 67-55 overtime win
  • Scored 12 points and added four assists against Purdue
  • Reels in his second straight weekly award and sixth this season
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Trey Burke (Feb. 20, 2012)
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