Michigan State's Nick Ward sweeps Big Ten weekly honors

Michigan State's Nick Ward sweeps Big Ten weekly honors

The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten weekly honors Monday, and it was a clean sweep by Michigan State’s Nick Ward.

Player and Freshman of the Week: Nick Ward, Michigan State, F

  • Averaged 21.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in the Spartans’ wins over visiting Nebraska and nationally-ranked Wisconsin
  • For the week, shot 68.0 percent (17-of-25) from the field and 80.0 percent (8-of-10) from the free throw line
  • Scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting, pulled down nine rebounds, including four offensive boards, and recorded a block against the Huskers
  • Scored 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including a 4-of-4 effort from the free throw line, corralled nine rebounds and tallied a block in just 19 minutes versus the Badgers
  • Michigan State improved to 5-0 on the season when Ward scores 20 or more points
  • In conference games only, currently ranks second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage, shooting 58.7 percent
  • Earns his first Player of the Week honor, and the first for a conference freshman this season
  • Collects his fourth Freshman of the Week plaudit
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Bryn Forbes (March 7, 2016)
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Miles Bridges (Feb. 20, 2017)
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