Nate Mason, Tai Webster, Nick Ward claim weekly Big Ten hoops honors

Nate Mason, Tai Webster, Nick Ward claim weekly Big Ten hoops honors

The Big Ten office released its weekly men’s basketball honors Monday. See all of the honorees and select video highlight below.

Co-Players of the Week: Nate Mason, Minnesota, G – Jr. – 6-2

  • Averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game in the Boilermakers’ split against Michigan State and nationally-ranked Purdue
  • For the week, shot 50.0 percent (16-of-32) from the field
  • Scored 18 points, pulled down five rebounds and handed out four assists in the one-point overtime loss against the visiting Spartans
  • Posted his first career double-double with a career-best 31 points and 11 assists, and corralled six rebounds in the overtime victory at Purdue
  • Currently ranks eighth in the Big Ten with 14.7 points per game and is second with 5.8 assists per contest
  • Earns his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Joey King (Nov. 16, 2015)

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Tai Webster, Nebraska, G – Sr. – 6-4

  • Averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.0 rebounds per game in leading the Cornhuskers to a pair of Big Ten road wins at nationally-ranked Indiana and Maryland
  • For the week, shot 52.0 percent (13-of-25) from the floor
  • Scored 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting, swiped a season-high four steals and pulled down four rebounds against the Hoosiers
  • Chipped in 18 points, handed out five assists and corralled four rebounds at Maryland while drawing the defensive assignment on Terps’ leading scorer Melo Trimble
  • Currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 17.4 points per game
  • Collects his first Big Ten Player of the Week nod
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Shavon Shields (March 10, 2014)

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Freshman of the Week: Nick Ward, Michigan State, F – 6-8

  • Averaged 16.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in the Spartans’ overtime win at Minnesota and victory over Northwestern at the Breslin Center
  • For the week, shot 61.9 percent (13-of-21) from the field
  • Posted his second double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and tallied four blocks against the Gophers
  • Chipped in 11 points, corralled nine boards and recorded a pair of blocks against the Wildcats
  • Currently leads all Big Ten freshmen with 13.6 points per game
  • Earns his third Freshman of the Week honor and second in as many weeks
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