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Northwestern, Penn State and Indiana Earn Weekly Mens Basketball Honors

February 4, 2014

Co-Players of the Week

Drew Crawford, Northwestern

G/F – Sr. – 6-5 – Naperville, Ill. – Naperville Central

  *   Averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in Northwestern’s
road sweep over #14/13 Wisconsin and Minnesota
  *   For the week, shot 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the field and 55.6 percent
(5-of-9) from three-point range
  *   Against the Badgers, poured in a season-high 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting,
pulled down eight rebounds, recorded one block and added one steal in 40 minutes
  *   The Wildcats defeated Wisconsin at the Kohl Center for the first time in
program history
  *   Scored 17 points, corralled five rebounds and handed out three assists against
Minnesota, helping the Wildcats secure three straight Big Ten road wins for the
first time since 1960
  *   Currently the only player in the Big Ten to rank in the top 10 of the
conference in both scoring and rebounding
  *   Earns his third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor, and first since the
2011-12 season
  *   Last Northwestern Player of the Week: John Shurna (Feb. 6, 2012)

D.J. Newbill, Penn State

G – Jr. – 6-4 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Strawberry Mansion

  *   Averaged 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in Penn State’s
sweep over #24/23 Ohio State and Purdue
  *   In the overtime road win over Ohio State, poured in 25 points on nine field
goals, pulled down eight rebounds, dished out a pair of assists and recorded one
block as the Nittany Lions posted their first Big Ten road win over a ranked
opponent since 2009
  *   With time winding down in regulation against the Buckeyes, hit the game-tying
three-pointer to force overtime, and then converted the game-winning field goal
with less than two seconds remaining in the extra session
  *   Against Purdue, scored 19 points, including an 8-of-10 effort from the free
throw line, corralled seven rebounds and handed out three assists
  *   Currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.6 points per game and
third in minutes played (35.1 mpg)
  *   Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  *   Last Penn State Player of the Week: Talor Battle (Jan. 31, 2011)

Freshman of the Week

Noah Vonleh, Indiana

F – 6-10 – Haverhill, Mass. – New Hampton School

  *   Averaged 8.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 57.1
percent from the field in Indiana’s split against Nebraska and #10/14 Michigan
  *   Against the Wolverines, posted his conference-leading ninth double-double of
the season with 10 points (5-of-9) and 12 rebounds to go along with two blocks
  *   Chipped in seven points on 3-of-5 shooting and corralled three rebounds at
  *   Currently leads the Big Ten in rebounding at 9.4 per game and is shooting a
conference-best 75.0 percent (9-of-12) from three-point range during Big Ten play
  *   Earns his seventh Freshman of the Week honor, tied for the second-most since
the award began in 2010
  *   Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Noah Vonleh (Jan. 21, 2014)

2013-14 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 11

Player: Shavon Shields, NEB

Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

Nov. 18

Player: Adreian Payne, MSU

Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

Nov. 25

Player: Frank Kaminsky, WIS

Freshman: Bryson Scott, PUR

Dec. 2

Player: Rayvonte Rice, ILL

Freshman: Zak Irvin, MICH

Dec. 9

Player: LaQuinton Ross, OSU

Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

Dec. 16

Player: Austin Hollins, MINN

Freshman: Bryson Scott, PUR

Dec. 23

Player: Adreian Payne, MSU

Co-Freshmen: Noah Vonleh, IND and Zak Irvin, MICH

Dec. 30

Co-Players: Rayvonte Rice, ILL and Keith Appling, MSU

Freshman: Nigel Hayes, WIS

Jan. 6

Player: Aaron Craft, OSU

Freshman: Nigel Hayes, WIS

Jan. 13

Player: Roy Devyn Marble, IOWA

Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

Jan. 21

Player: Nik Stauskas, MICH

Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

Jan. 27

Player: Nik Stauskas, MICH

Freshman: Derrick Walton Jr., MICH

Feb. 3

Player: Drew Crawford, NU and D.J. Newbill, PSU

Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

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