Ohio State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors

Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes

Feb. 10, 2014

Player of the Week
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
G – Sr. – 6-2 – Findlay, Ohio – Liberty Benton 

  • Averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.5 steals and 3.0 rebounds per game in leading -/#25 Ohio State to a pair of Big Ten wins over #17/15 Iowa and Purdue
  • For the week, shot 64.3 percent (9-of-14) from the field and 50.0 percent (2-of-4) from three-point range
  • In the road win at Iowa, scored a game-high 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting, swiped six steals, handed out six assists and pulled down three rebounds in 39 minutes
  • Became the first Big Ten player since Michigan State’s Charlie Bell in 2001 to score 17 points, dish out six assists and swipe six steals in a single game
  • Chipped in seven points, handed out four assists, tallied three steals and corralled three rebounds in the victory over Purdue
  • Currently leads the Big Ten in steals per game with 2.6 and ranks third with 4.8 assists per contest
  • Earns his third career Big Ten Player of the Week plaudit and second this season
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Aaron Craft (Jan. 6, 2014)

Freshman of the Week
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
F – 6-7 – Toledo, Ohio – Whitmer

  • Averaged 14.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in leading -/#24 Wisconsin to a pair of Big Ten wins over Illinois and #9/8 Michigan State
  • For the week, shot 66.7 percent (8-of-12) from the field
  • In the road win over the Fighting Illini, scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, pulled down four rebounds and swiped two steals
  • Scored 14 points, posted one block and tallied one steal while playing 27 minutes in the victory over Michigan State
  • In Big Ten play, ranks second among all players with a 58.2 field goal percentage and second among freshmen with 10.5 points per game
  • Earns his third Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Nigel Hayes (Jan. 6, 2014)

2013-14 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 11
Player: Shavon Shields, NEB
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 

Nov. 18
Player: Adreian Payne, MSU
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

Nov. 25
Player: Frank Kaminsky, WIS
Freshman: Bryson Scott, PUR

Dec. 2
Player: Rayvonte Rice, ILL
Freshman: Zak Irvin, MICH 

Dec. 9
Player: LaQuinton Ross, OSU
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 

Dec. 16
Player: Austin Hollins, MINN
Freshman: Bryson Scott, PUR 

Dec. 23
Player: Adreian Payne, MSU
Co-Freshmen: Noah Vonleh, IND and Zak Irvin, MICH

Dec. 30
Co-Players: Rayvonte Rice, ILL and Keith Appling, MSU
Freshman: Nigel Hayes, WIS 

Jan. 6
Player: Aaron Craft, OSU
Freshman: Nigel Hayes, WIS 

Jan. 13
Player: Roy Devyn Marble, IOWA
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 

Jan. 21
Player: Nik Stauskas, MICH
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 

Jan. 27
Player: Nik Stauskas, MICH
Freshman: Derrick Walton Jr., MICH 

Feb. 3
Player: Drew Crawford, NU and D.J. Newbill, PSU
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 

Feb. 10
Player: Aaron Craft, OSU
Freshman: Nigel Hayes, WIS