MBB: Wisconsin's Hughes Lauded

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Week 4: Player of the Week
Trévon Hughes, Wisconsin
6-0 - G - Sr. - Queens, N.Y. - St. John's NW (Wis.) Military Academy

Trévon Hughes earns his first Player of the Week award after helping Wisconsin improve to 6-1 on the year with a pair of wins last week. Hughes served as the offensive catalyst for the Badgers, averaging 23.0 points, including a career-high 26 points in Wisconsin's pivotal 73-69 win over Duke, which proved instrumental in helping the Big Ten Conference capture its first-ever Challenge triumph. The senior guard sunk 19 of his 26 points in the second half, connecting on four three-pointers to help UW fend off the Blue Devils. Hughes also added two rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal to complete a consummate performance as Wisconsin handed Duke its first loss in the 11-year history of the event. The Queens, N.Y., native followed up that performance with another career day as he pulled down a personal-best seven rebounds to go along with 20 points and four assists in UW's lopsided 79-46 victory over Grambling State on Saturday. Hughes has now scored in double figures in six straight games.

Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Joe Krabbenhoft (Feb. 16, 2009)


Other outstanding performances for the week of Nov. 30:

Mike Davis, ILL, Jr., F: Davis had another outstanding week, averaging a double-double of 19.0 points and 10.5 rebounds while leading the Illini to a pair of wins. Davis scored a season- and game-high 22 points at Clemson, as Illinois became the first Big Ten team this season to post a road victory over a top-25 opponent with the school-record comeback win over the No. 18 Tigers. Davis scored his 22 on 9-of-11 shooting, the second-highest field goal percentage by a conference player this season. He just missed a double-double vs. Clemson, grabbing a team-best nine boards. Davis did record his fourth double-double of the season in his next outing, finishing with 16 points and a game-high 12 boards in a win over Boise State. Davis currently leads the Illini in both scoring (13.6 ppg) and rebounding (10.1 rpg) and is one of just two Big Ten players averaging a double-double on the season.

Christian Watford, IND, Fr., F: Watford had 16 points, three rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Maryland. Went 5-of-10 from field, 1-of-2 from behind the arc and 5-of-7 from line.

Anthony Tucker, IOWA, So., G: Tucker averaged 22 points and six three-pointers in two games last week. He was Iowa's leading scorer in both contests. Tucker had a combined 10 triples in Iowa's first six games and broke out with 12 in two games last week versus Virginia Tech and Prairie View A&M. He also averaged two assists.

Manny Harris, MICH, Jr. G: Harris had another productive week averaging 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assist and 1.5 steals in two games. Extending his streak to seven games scoring in double figures, Harris posted 19 points against Boston College and 18 versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Harris has grabbed at least six rebounds in all seven games this season after he hauled in seven against BC and six against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Raymar Morgan, MSU, Sr., F: Morgan averaged 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as the Spartans split a pair of games. Morgan led MSU in scoring in both contests. He opened the week with an 18-point, six rebound effort at North Carolina, hitting 7-of-10 shots. He followed with a 19-point, 11-rebound game vs. Wofford, recording his eighth career double-double and his first of the season.

Blake Hoffarber, MINN, Jr., G: Hoffarber finished the Brown game with his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. He is currently eighth all-time on Minnesota's three-point shooting percentage list among players with at least 80 career attempts at .389 (129-of-332). Hoffarber's  129 treys are the sixth most in school history. For the week, he averaged 11 points and six rebounds, while shooting 62 percent from the field and 52% from beyond the arc.

Michael Thompson, NU, Jr., G: Thompson scored a game-high 22 points, including 17 in the second half, to lead Northwestern to a 65-53 road win over NC State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. He knocked down 8-of-15 field goal attempts, including a pair of three-pointers. With the Wildcats holding on to a precarious five-point lead with two minutes remaining, Thompson scored on a three-point play to stretch the advantage to eight and seal the victory for NU. The key play was a part of eight straight points scored by Thompson for the Wildcats late in the contest.

Jon Diebler, OSU, Jr., G: Diebler averaged 21.5 points over the Buckeyes' two games last week, hitting a combined 13 three-pointers and marking his third and fourth-consecutive games with at least 17 points. Against Eastern Michigan, the junior guard was 6-of-8 from three-point land and finished with a game-high 21 points to lead the No. 15 Buckeyes to a 111-60 win. He has now made at least six three-pointers four times this season and has hit at least five three-pointers in 15 career games. Versus Florida State, Diebler was 6-of-12 from behind the arc, ending the game with 22 points to tie his season high. He now has six of the Top 9 single game three-pointers made in school history. Diebler has made at least one three-pointer in his past 18 games, dating back to last season. The last time Diebler went scoreless from behind the arc was Feb. 14, 2009, in a 0-of-3 effort against Wisconsin.

Talor Battle, PSU, Jr., G: Battle scored a Penn State record of 28 points in the second half on his way to a career-high 32 points in Penn State's come-from-behind win at Virginia to kickoff the Big Ten's first-ever victory in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. With Penn State trailing by as many as 10 in the first half and 27-21 at the half, Battle helped engineer a 13-2 run to give the Lions the lead and shot 7-of-9 from the floor and 5-of-7 from beyond the arc in the second half to lead the Lions to victory. Battle posted the Lions first 30-point game since 2006 and most points for a Lion since 2004.

E'Twaun Moore, PUR, Jr., G: Averaged 18.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in just 29.5 minutes for the week. He led Purdue to just its third Big Ten/ACC Challenge win in nine tries with a game-high 22 points. Moore shared the game-lead with three assists against Wake Forest. The performance was his fourth 20-point game in the Boilermakers' first seven of the season. Scored 14 points in just 23 minutes of work against Buffalo to share the team lead. Moore also had a season-high six rebounds versus the Bulls.


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