Michigan and Nebraska Claim Weekly Awards

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