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Ohio State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Mens Basketball Honors

January 7, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Player of the Week



Aaron Craft, Ohio State

G – Sr. – 6-2 – Findlay, Ohio – Liberty Benton



  *   Averaged 8.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 5.5 rebounds per game without
committing a single turnover in a pair of Big Ten wins at Purdue and versus
Nebraska
  *   Against the Boilermakers, handed out 10 assists against zero turnovers, pulled
down eight rebounds, swiped four steals and chipped in eight points in playing all
40 minutes
  *   Against Nebraska, scored nine points on four field goals, made three steals,
dished out four assists and corralled three rebounds
  *   Currently leads the Big Ten in steals (2.5) and ranks second overall in
assists (4.9 apg) and assist/turnover ratio (2.7)
  *   Has led #3/3 Ohio State to a 15-0 start to the season, the Buckeyes’ best
start since 2010-11 when they began the season with a 24-0 record
  *   Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week plaudit and third weekly
conference honor
  *   Last Ohio State Player of the Week: LaQuinton Ross (Dec. 9, 2013)



Freshman of the Week



Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

F – 6-10 – Toledo, Ohio – Whitmer

  *   Averaged 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a pair of Big Ten wins over
Northwestern and No. 22/23 Iowa, helping Wisconsin remain unbeaten on the season
  *   For the week, shot 56.3 percent (9-of-16) from the field
  *   Has scored in double figures in three of the last four games
  *   #4/5 Wisconsin improved to 15-0 overall, its best start to a season in more
than 100 years
  *   Earns his second-consecutive Freshman of the Week honor and second this season
  *   Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Nigel Hayes (Dec. 30, 2013)


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