Michigan State and Nebraska Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Laurels

Michigan State's Branden Dawson has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Michigan State's Branden Dawson has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Jan. 30, 2012

Co-Player of the Week
Draymond Green, Michigan State
F – Sr. – 6-7 – Saginaw, Mich. – Saginaw 

  • Scored 22 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and added six assists in Michigan State’s 68-52 win over Minnesota
  • Shot 82 percent from the field, converting on nine of 11 field goal attempts, including all eight from two-point range
  • Recorded his 11th double-double of the season, good for first in the Big Ten
  • Picks up his third career weekly award and second this season
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Keith Appling (Jan. 2, 2012)

Brandon Richardson, Nebraska
G – Sr. – 6-0 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Hawthorne 

  • Recorded 25 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Nebraska to a 79-73 road win over Iowa
  • Shot 90 percent from the floor, hitting nine of 10 shots, including six of seven from three-point range
  • Marked a career high in points
  • Collects Nebraska’s first weekly award as a member of the Big Ten

Freshman of the Week
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
G – 6-6 – Gary, Ind. – Lew Wallace 

  • Posted a career-high 16 points, along with four rebounds and four blocks, in Michigan State’s win over Minnesota
  • Made seven of 10 field goal attempts en route to a 70 percent field goal percentage
  • Ten of his 16 points came in the second half
  • Earns his first weekly award
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: N/A

2011-12 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 14        
P: Victor Oladipo, So., IND
F: Cody Zeller, IND
F: Aaron White, IOWA
Nov. 21        
P: Drew Crawford, Jr., NU
F: Cody Zeller, IND
Nov. 28
P: Tim Hardaway Jr., So., MICH
F: Trey Burke, MICH
Dec. 5
P: Meyers Leonard, So., ILL
P: Keith Appling, So., MSU
F: Cody Zeller, IND
Dec. 12
P: Christian Watford, Jr., IND
P: Draymond Green, Sr., MSU
F: Trey Burke, MICH
Dec. 19
P: Deshaun Thomas, So., OSU
F: Cody Zeller, IND
Dec. 26
P: Meyers Leonard, So., ILL
F: Aaron White, IOWA
Jan. 2
P: Trey Burke, Fr., MICH
P: Keith Appling, So., MSU
F: Trey Burke, MICH
Jan. 9
P: Jared Sullinger, So., OSU
F: Cody Zeller, IND
Jan. 16
P: Brandon Paul, Jr., ILL
F: Joe Coleman, MINN
Jan. 23
P: Jordan Taylor, Sr., WIS
F: Trey Burke, MICH
Jan. 30
P: Draymond Green, Sr., MSU
P: Brandon Richardson, Sr., NEB
F: Branden Dawson, MSU


 

 

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