, January 30, 2017

The Big Ten office released it weekly men's basketball award winners Monday, and the two honorees are familiar ones.

Wisconsin's Ethan Happ claims player of the week for the second consecutive week, while Michigan State's Miles Bridges takes home his fourth freshman of the week laurel.

Player of the Week: Ethan Happ, Wisconsin, F

  • Averaged 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.0 assists per game in leading the Badgers to a pair of Big Ten wins over Penn State and Rutgers
  • For the week, shot 63.0 percent (17-of-27) from the field
  • Scored 14 points, pulled down eight rebounds and swiped three steals in 26 minutes against visiting Penn State
  • Poured in a career-high 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting, corralled six rebounds, tallied four steals, handed out three assists and recorded a pair of blocks in the overtime win against Rutgers at Madison Square Garden
  • Against the Scarlet Knights, became the only Big Ten player in the last 20 years to tally at least 30 points, six rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks in a single-game
  • In conference games only, currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 17.1 points per contest, is fifth with 8.1 rebounds per game and leads the conference with 2.8 steals per outing
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor, and second in as many weeks
  • Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Ethan Happ (Jan. 23, 2017)


Freshman of the Week: Miles Bridges, Michigan State,G/F

  • Averaged 24.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game in the Spartans? split against nationally-ranked Purdue and Michigan
  • For the week, shot 55.9 percent (19-of-34) from the floor and 50.0 percent (6-of-12) from three-point range
  • Poured in a career-best 33 points on 12-of-17 shooting, including five three-pointers, and pulled down seven rebounds with four blocks in the setback against the Boilermakers
  • Recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds to go along with three steals and a pair of blocks in the win against the visiting Wolverines
  • Against the Boilermakers, his 33 points set Michigan State?s single-game freshman scoring record
  • In conference games only, currently ranks ninth in the Big Ten with 15.9 points per contest and fifth with 8.1 rebounds per game
  • Earns his fourth Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Miles Bridges (Jan. 16, 2016)