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Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekly Release

February 18, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT
Indiana's Uwe Blab

Blab was Indiana's Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient in 1985. He led the Hoosiers in
blocked shots for four seasons and currently ranks fourth at Indiana in career
blocked shots (196). Blab scored 1,357 points during his career and led the Hoosiers
in rebounding in 1984 and 1985. He was an Academic All-American, a first-team
All-Big Ten selection in 1985 and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Blab
was named the Indiana MVP in 1985 alongside teammate Steve Alford, and he was a
member of the 1982-83 Big Ten Championship team. A first-round draft pick, Blab
played five seasons in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and
San Antonio Spurs.

Big Ten Road Warriors:
Big Ten road teams have posted a 34-42 record during conference play, a winning a
percentage of .447...

Piling Through the Turnstiles:
Big Ten teams are on pace to record an increase in average attendance for the fifth
consecutive year, as the conference is averaging 13,400 or more fans for just the
third time in at least the last 40 years...

Where We Sit:
Michigan State and Michigan continue to be tied atop the Big Ten standings with 10-3
conference records heading into this week's slate of games, one game ahead of Iowa
in the loss column...

Filling it Up:
Big Ten teams have posted 86 games with at least 80 points this season, and are
averaging more than 72 points per game heading into this week's slate. Eight
different Big Ten teams scored 70 or more points during games last week...

Five Teams Ranked in Top 25 of Both Polls:
The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and
the Big Ten was represented with five teams among the top 25 of both national
polls...

Wisconsin and Nebraska Streaking:
Wisconsin has won four straight Big Ten games, and Nebraska has captured three
consecutive conference victories, marking the two longest active winning streaks in
Big Ten play...

Three Big Ten Point Guards Named Cousy Finalists:
Indiana's Kevin 'Yogi' Ferrell, Michigan State's Keith Appling and Ohio State's
Aaron Craft were all named finalists for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard
of the Year on Monday...

Leaders of the Pack:
After Indiana's Will Sheehey eclipsed 1,000 points for his career against Purdue,
the Big Ten has 16 active members of the 1,000-point club...

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