staff, staff, March 14, 2015

Which players had the top performances at the Big Ten tournament on Friday?

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There were a number of impressive individual efforts in the day?s four games, and you can see our team?s All-Friday team.

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin. The Big Ten's top player was outstanding again on Friday in the Badgers' 71-60 win over Michigan. Kaminsky recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, pacing the tournament's No. 1 seed from start to finish. – Sean Merriman

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin. Dekker did it all in Wisconsin's comeback win over Michigan, shooting 7-of-12 from the field and finishing with 17 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals, the latter two of which tied career highs. – Brent Yarina

A.J. Hammons, Purdue. The junior big man played like an all-star. The 7-footer hit 7-of-10 shots (9-of-11 from the free-throw line) en route to notching a game-high 23 points in a win vs. Penn State. Wait, there?s more: Hammons added nine rebounds and four blocks in the win–plus a thunderous slam. – Tom Dienhart

Dez Wells, Maryland. The more I watch this senior play, the more I am impressed with him. Wells poured in 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting in a game that was filled with excitement from start to finish. He's playing his best at just the right time of year. – Sean Merriman

Denzel Valentine, Michigan State. Valentine came to play tonight, knocking down 23 points in the win for the third-seeded Spartans over No. 6 Ohio State. Valentine hit 9-of-14 shots (3-of-7 bombs) to go along with eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals. – Tom Dienhart