staff, staff, January 9, 2012

The Big Ten Conference released its weekly Men's Basketball Players of the Week for Jan. 2-8 action. See the latest winners and what they did to earn the honors in this post. Also, check out the women's recipients.

Player of the Week: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State, C/F - 6-9 - Columbus, Ohio - Northland

  • Averaged a double-double in wins over Nebraska and Iowa, posting 23.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game
  • Recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds in Ohio State?s 71-40 win over Nebraska
  • Poured in 28 points and added eight rebounds and four steals in the Buckeyes? 76-47 road win over Iowa
  • Earns his fifth career Player of the Week award and first this season
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Deshaun Thomas (Dec. 19, 2011)

Freshman of the Week: Cody Zeller, Indiana, F - 6-11 - Washington, Ind. - Washington

  • Averaged 14.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in Indiana?s wins over Michigan and Penn State
  • Shot 80 percent from the floor (8-10) en route to an 18-point, four-rebound performance in the Hoosiers? 73-71 win against the Wolverines
  • Scored 10 points and added four rebounds in Indiana?s 88-82 win at Penn State
  • Collects his fifth Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Cody Zeller (Dec. 19, 2011)