Feb. 16, 2009
Co-Players of the Week:
Joe Krabbenhoft, Wisconsin
Senior Forward / 6-7
Sioux Falls, S.D. / Roosevelt
Joe Krabbenhoft earns his first weekly laurel after leading Wisconsin to a pair of conference wins last week while averaging 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per outing. The senior Badger equaled his career high with 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting in Wisconsin’s triumph over Iowa. Krabbenhoft also pulled down six rebounds while tabbing three assists, two blocks and two steals in the opening contest of the week. The 6-7 forward then continued his all-around performance in Saturday’s win over Ohio State, netting nine points, including the go-ahead three-pointer and clinching free throws in the final two minutes to give the Badgers a 55-50 win over the Buckeyes. He also led the Badgers with eight rebounds, four assists and a career-best six steals. Overall, Krabbenhoft connected on 9-of-14 shots from the floor (.643) and 6-of-7 (.857) from the charity stripe.
Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Brian Butch (Dec. 31, 2007)
Delvon Roe, Michigan State
Freshman Forward / 6-8
Euclid, Ohio / St. Edward
Michigan State’s Delvon Roe garners his first weekly award on the heels of his first career double-double, posting 14 points and 10 rebounds while aiding the Spartans to a 54-42 win over in-state rival Michigan last week. The 14 points marked a career high for the freshman forward while it was his third double-figure rebounding effort of the season. Playing for the fifth time in less than two weeks, Roe scored 11 of his 14 points in the first half and finished one short of his career best performance on the glass. His 11 points before intermission surpassed his previous best in a Big Ten game and were just two short of his previous career high. Overall, the Euclid, Ohio native went 5-of-7 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free throw line in a season-high 28 minutes.
Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Kalin Lucas (Jan. 12, 2009)