Michigan and Nebraska Claim Weekly Awards

Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr., collected his third career Player of the Week award.

Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr., collected his third career Player of the Week award.

Jan. 21, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Player of the Week
Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
6-6, Jr., F, Miami, Fla./Palmetto 

  • Led Michigan to a win in its only game of the week, an 83-75 road victory over nationally ranked Minnesota on Thursday
  • Was nearly perfect from the field, shooting 87.5 percent (7-of-8), including 4-of-5 from three-point range, to finish with 21 points
  • Added five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 37 minutes against the Gophers
  • Helped Michigan to its first road win over a top-10 team since 1996
  • Earns his third career Player of the Week award and second this season
  • Last Michigan Player of the Week: Trey Burke (Jan. 7, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Shavon Shields, Nebraska
6-6, G/F, Olathe, Kan./Olathe Northwest 

  • Averaged 23.5 points on 72.7 percent shooting, seven rebounds and two steals in two games last week against Purdue and Penn State
  • Scored a then-career best 18 points against Purdue on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds in 37 minutes
  • Poured in a career-high 29 points in a road win against the Nittany Lions, shooting 90.9 percent from the floor (10-of-11), adding six rebounds and three steals
  • Earns his first career weekly honor
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: N/A

2012-13 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 12         P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH
                      F:    Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, IND

Nov. 19         P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU
                     F:    Gary Harris, MSU



Nov. 26         P:    Andre Hollins, So., MINN
                     F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 3            P:    Andre Almeida, Sr., NEB
                     F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 10         P:    Brandon Paul, Sr., ILL
                     F:    Gary Harris, MSU

Dec. 17         P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH
                     F:    Mike Gesell, IOWA

Dec. 24         P:    Derrick Nix, Sr., MSU
                     F:    Mitch McGary, MICH

Dec. 31         P:    Tracy Abrams, So., ILL
                     F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Jan. 7             P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH
                     F:    Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Jan. 14          P:    Cody Zeller, So., IND
                     P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU
                     F:    Sam Dekker, WIS

Jan. 21          P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH
                     F:    Shavon Shields, NEB