Big Ten Sweeps National Basketball Player of the Week Honors

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Illinois' Brandon Paul and Penn State's Maggie Lucas were named the men's and women's National Players of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Tuesday.

Paul earns the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week honor after averaging 24.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks over two games last week, including a season-high 35 points to lead Illinois to a road win over then-No. 10/10 Gonzaga.

Lucas takes home the Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's National Player of the Week award after averaging 27.0 points, including 39 against Georgetown, setting a Bryce Jordan Center record and becoming the first Lady Lion since 2003 to break the 35-point barrier.

Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week Release
Ann Meyers Drysdae National Player of the Week Release

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