, December 5, 2016

The Big Ten office released its latest weekly Big Ten men's basketball award winners Monday. See the latest honorees below.

Player of the Week: Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin, F - Sr. - 6-8

  • Averaged 18.5 points, 8.0 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game in leading the Badgers to a pair of wins over #22/24 Syracuse and Oklahoma, which both advanced to the 2016 Final Four
  • Shot 50.0 percent (12-of-24) from the field, including converting both of his three-point field goal attempts, and was 11-of-16 (.699) from the free-throw line
  • Came up just one point shy of a triple-double with nine points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds against Syracuse in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Poured in a game- and season-high 28 points on 8-of-13 shooting, and handed out six assists against zero turnovers versus the Sooners
  • Passed former standouts Devin Harris and Kirk Penney to move into 10th place on Wisconsin?s all-time scoring list
  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection earns his first Big Ten Player of the Week nod
  • Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Frank Kaminsky (March 9, 2015)


Freshman of the Week: Nick Ward, Michigan State, F - 6-8

  • Averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 assists per game in Michigan State?s contests at #5/4 Duke and versus Oral Roberts
  • For the week, shot 72.2 percent from the floor, connecting on 13-of-18 field goal attempts
  • Chipped in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and pulled down three rebounds against the Blue Devils
  • Posted a double-double in the win over Oral Roberts, recording season-highs with 24 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a pair of steals
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Miles Bridges (Nov. 28, 2016)