The Big Ten office announced its Big Ten Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, and there’s a first-time honoree. Indiana senior Will Sheehey won Player of the Week for the first time in his career, this after averaging 18.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in Indiana’s 2-1 week. Illinois’ Kendrick Nunn claimed Freshman of the Week for the second time in a row.
The Big Ten announced Sunday the bracket for the 2014 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, held Thursday-Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Penn State and Michigan State collected the top two seeds after each earned shares of the Big Ten Championship.
For the fourth time in as many tries, Indiana knocked off a ranked Big Ten team at Assembly Hall. This time, the Hoosiers dropped No. 20 Ohio State, 72-64. In other action, No. 19 Iowa held off Purdue, 83-76, and No. 14 Wisconsin took down Penn State, 71-66. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.
When KK Houser tore her ACL on Feb. 2 at Michigan State, it was assumed the Purdue senior would never touch the floor again in a college game. In a chilling moment Sunday, also Purdue’s Senior Day, the Boilermakers started Houser. She played the first 2:34, and then went back on the court in the closing moments to get her final curtain call.
The Big Ten women’s basketball regular season came to a close Sunday. And the final day was a busy one, as 10 of the conference’s teams were in action. Purdue blew by Nebraska, 82-66, in a battle of ranked teams and No. 25 Iowa drilled Illinois, 81-56. Catch up on all the action in this post.
At halftime of Sunday’s game vs. No. 14 Wisconsin, Penn State honored Brandon Ream, a former Penn State punter and one of the most beloved student-athletes from Centre County who passed away in November at the age of 29 after a two-year battle with cancer.