staff, November 17, 2014

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Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten office handed out the season's first Big Ten honors on Monday, and Michigan State's Travis Trice took home Big Ten Player of the Week.

Player of the Week: Travis Trice, Michigan State, G, Sr., 6-0 

  • Scored a career-high 25 points in Michigan State?s season-opening road win at Navy
  • Shot 57.1 percent (8-for-14) from the field and was 5-of-6 from three-point range
  • Handed out five assists against zero turnovers and pulled down five rebounds in 34 minutes
  • Scored 17 points in the second half against the Midshipmen
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Keith Appling (Dec. 30, 2014)

Freshman of the Week: Vince Edwards, Purdue, F, 6-7

  • Averaged 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in leading Purdue to a pair of wins over Samford and IUPUI
  • In his Boilermaker debut against Samford, scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, pulled down eight rebounds and tallied a pair of assists
  • Against the Jaguars, poured in 26 points on 11 field goals, corralled eight rebounds and recorded three blocks
  • Became the first Purdue freshman since 1981 to score at least 26 points and corral eight or more rebounds in a single game
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Bryson Scott (Dec. 16, 2014)