Melo Trimble, Miles Bridges claim weekly Big Ten honors

Melo Trimble, Miles Bridges claim weekly Big Ten honors

The Big Ten office released its latest men’s basketball weekly honors, and it was a pair of big names earning recognition.

Maryland’s Melo Trimble claimed Big Ten Player of the Week, his fourth career honor, while Michigan State’s Miles Bridges took home his fifth Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Player of the Week: Melo Trimble, Maryland, G

  • Averaged 29.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in the Terrapins’ road split at Northwestern and nationally-ranked Wisconsin
  • For the week, shot 61.8 percent (21-of-34) from the field and 66.7 percent (8-of-12) from three-point range
  • Poured in a career-high 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting, including a 4-of-5 effort from three-point range, pulled down four rebounds and handed out three assists in the win at Northwestern
  • Scored 27 points on nine field goals, including four three-pointers, corralled five rebounds and dished out three assists in the setback at Wisconsin
  • In conference games only, currently ranks fourth in the Big Ten with 17.3 points per contest
  • Earns his fourth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Maryland Player of the Week: Melo Trimble (Nov. 28, 2016)

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Freshman of the Week: Miles Bridges, Michigan State, G/F

  • Averaged 15.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in the Spartans’ split against Ohio State and No. 16/16 Purdue
  • Scored 17 points, corralled 11 rebounds, recorded two blocks and added a pair of steals in the win over the visiting Buckeyes
  • Chipped in 14 points, including four three-pointers, corralled nine rebounds and handed out three assists in the loss at Purdue
  • Currently averaging 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game on 51.1 percent shooting in conference play
  • Earns his fifth Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Miles Bridges (Jan. 30, 2017)
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