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Player of the Week for games of Jan. 18-24
Purdue's JaJuan Johnson was named the Big Ten's Player of the Week. Johnson helped lead the Boilermakers to wins over Illinois on the road and Michigan at home. The junior forward/center averaged 22.5 points and 9.5 rebounds on the week.

Other outstanding performers for the Week of Jan. 18 include:
Demetri McCamey, ILL, Jr., G: Averaged 20.5 points on 55 percent shooting and 6.5 assists...scored a season-high 28 points against Purdue, his seventh 20-point game of the year...also dished out a game-high nine assists against the Boilers, which resulted in 22 points, as he combined for 64 percent of Illinois' offense on the night (50-of-78 points)....nine assists marked his second-highest total of the season, and he also set career highs in free throws made (13) and attempted (19) against Purdue...added 13 points, four assists and four rebounds at Northwestern.

Aaron Fuller, IOWA, So., F: Scored a team-high 13 points in helping lift Iowa to a 15-point win at Indiana Sunday, snapping Iowa's 15-game road losing skid...helped hold Indiana to only 43 points, its lowest scoring output ever against Iowa in Assembly Hall... Iowa held Indiana to without a three-point basket for the first time since March 9, 2001...the Hawkeyes also limited the Hoosiers to only three assists and forced 16 turnovers.

DeShawn Sims, MICH, Sr., F: Helped pace the Wolverines at #18 Wisconsin and at #13 Purdue...averaged 22.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, while shooting 53.1 percent from the field... posted back-to-back 20-point games with 23 against the Badgers and 21 against the Boilermakers...with his season-high 13 rebounds at Wisconsin, he posted his fifth double-double of the season.

Raymar Morgan, MSU, Sr., F: Morgan averaged a team-best 16.5 points as MSU won two games last week. The senior forward shot .765 from the field, hitting 13-of-17 shots. Against Iowa, Morgan scored a team-high 16 points, hitting 7-of-11 shots. In a road win at Minnesota, Morgan had a perfect shooting day, hitting all six field-goal attempts and three free throws. He added six rebounds and two blocks vs. the Golden Gophers. Morgan now ranks 16th in MSU history with 1,403 career points.

Devoe Joseph, MINN, So., G: Averaged 17.5 points along with 3.5 rebounds and five assists... led the Gophers in scoring versus Indiana and dished out a career-high seven assists against Michigan State...shot 58 percent from the field for the week while playing 31 minutes per contest.

Evan Turner, OSU, Jr., G: Averaged a double-double in a win vs. Northwestern and a loss at No. 11 West Virginia with averages of 19 points and 12 rebounds...has eight double doubles on the season and 19 for his career...became the second player in Ohio State history (Jimmy Jackson) to exceed 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists...scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and narrowly missed his third triple double of the season with eight assists against the Wildcats.

Talor Battle, PSU, Jr., G: Posted a game-high 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists while playing 44 minutes in overtime loss at No. 18 Wisconsin on Sunday....scored nine straight points (on three-straight threes) and an assist on another bucket in an 11-0 first half run that gave Penn State a 26-16 lead... led Penn State with 22 points and four assists in a loss to Indiana, despite a severely twisted left ankle that caused him to miss the previous two practices...leads the Big Ten with nine 20-point games on the season and is one of two players among players in the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-10 and SEC to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists and steals.

Trévon Hughes, WIS, Sr., G: Posted back-to-back games of 20-plus points in leading the Badgers to a pair of comeback wins...scored 20 points with seven rebounds, two assists and a block in a win over Michigan...in a tie game with 4:00 left Hughes scored six of UW's next eight points to give the Badgers the lead for good....had 16 of his 20 points in the second half...played all 45 minutes of UW's overtime win vs. Penn State, posting a team-high 22 points, five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals with zero turnovers.

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STAT of the DAY
Entering the week, the Big Ten is tied with the Big 12 for the national lead among the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-10 and SEC with three teams each with 16 or more wins. The Big East has two teams, while the ACC and SEC each have a team matching or surpassing 16 wins.

Big Ten--Michigan State (17-3), Wisconsin (16-4), Purdue (16-3)

Big 12--Kansas (18-1), Texas (17-2), Kansas State (16-3)

Big East--Villanova (18-1), Syracuse (19-1)

ACC--Duke (16-3)
 
SEC--Kentucky (19-0)
 
Pac-10--None
 


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