Scottie Lindsey, Miles Bridges & Mike Watkins claim Big Ten weekly honors

Scottie Lindsey, Miles Bridges & Mike Watkins claim Big Ten weekly honors

The Big Ten released its latest Big Ten weekly men’s basketball honors Monday. See all of the honorees, plus watch video highlights, below.

Player of the Week: Scottie Lindsey, Northwestern, G – Jr. – 6-5

  • Averaged 18.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in leading the Wildcats to a pair of wins against Rutgers and Iowa
  • Scored 14 points, including 11 in the second half, and pulled down seven rebounds at Rutgers, as the Wildcats secured their third conference road win
  • Scored 22 points on eight field goals, including a trio of three-pointers, corralled eight rebounds, handed out five assists and swiped three steals against the visiting Hawkeyes
  • In conference games only, currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 17.8 points per contest
  • Earns his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Alex Olah (Nov. 16, 2015)

Co-Freshmen of the Week: Miles Bridges, Michigan State, G/F – 6-7

  • Averaged 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in the Spartans’ split against nationally-ranked Minnesota and Ohio State
  • For the week, shot 73.7 percent (14-of-19) from the field, 75.0 percent (6-of-8) from three-point range and was 6-of-6 from the free throw line
  • Scored 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including a 4-of-4 effort from the free throw line, pulled down six rebounds and recorded four blocks in the win over the Gophers
  • Poured in a game-high 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including a 4-of-5 effort from three-point range, and corralled nine rebounds in the 72-67 setback at Ohio State
  • Earns his third Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Nick Ward (Jan. 2, 2017)

Mike Watkins, Penn State, F/C – 6-9

  • Produced his fourth double-double of the season with 15 points and 15 rebounds in the Nittany Lions’ two-point win over No. 24/24 Minnesota
  • Converted 6-of-9 field goals, was 3-of-3 from the free throw line and pulled down five offensive rebounds
  • Accounted for 29 percent of the Nittany Lions’ scoring, and 38 percent of their rebounds, in the 52-50, come-from-behind victory
  • In conference games only, currently ranks second in the Big Ten with 9.8 rebounds per contest
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Nick Ward (Dec. 19, 2016)
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