Big Ten hands out weekly men's hoops laurels

The Big Ten Conference released its Men’s Basketball Players of the Week for the final week of the regular season on Monday. See who took home the honors and see what they did to earn the distinctions in this post.

Player of the Week: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State, F – So. – 6-9 – Columbus, Ohio – Northland

  • Averaged 18.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists to lead No. 10/11 Ohio State to road wins over Northwestern and No. 5/5 Michigan State and a share of the Big Ten Championship
  • Posted 22 points, 18 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the Buckeyes’ 75-73 win at Northwestern
  • Recorded 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the Buckeyes’ 72-70 victory at Michigan State
  • Takes home the seventh Big Ten Player of the Week award of his career and his third this season
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Jared Sullinger (Feb. 6, 2012)

Co-Freshman of the Week: Cody Zeller, Indiana, F – 6-11 – Washington, Ind. – Washington

  • Posted 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game to push No. 18/20 Indiana to road wins against No. 5/5 Michigan State and Purdue
  • Scored 18 points and added four rebounds in the Hoosiers’ 70-55 win over the Spartans
  • Added 13 points and seven boards in Indiana’s 85-74 victory over the Boilermakers
  • Collects his seventh Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Cody Zeller (Feb. 13, 2012)

Trey Burke, Michigan, G – 5-11 – Columbus, Ohio – Northland

  • Averaged 20.0 points, 3.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in No. 13/16 Michigan’s road wins over Illinois and Penn State, helping the Wolverines clinch a share of the Big Ten title
  • Scored 21 points and added five assists and three rebounds in Michigan’s 72-61 win against the Fighting Illini
  • Recorded 19 points and three rebounds in the Wolverines’ 71-65 victory at Penn State
  • Earns his third consecutive honor and seventh this season
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Trey Burke (Feb. 27, 2012)

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