Ohio State Sweeps Weekly Basketball Awards
March 7, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. -
Ohio State's Jon Diebler picks up the first Big Ten Player of the Week award of his career after leading the top-ranked Buckeyes to back-to-back wins last week, giving Ohio State the outright Big Ten title. Diebler set a school record and tied the Big Ten record in conference games with 10 three-pointers, scoring 30 points to push the Buckeyes to an 82-61 win at Penn State on Tuesday. The senior made 83 percent of his three-point attempts (10-12) and added five assists in the win. He then poured in 27 points on 8-for-10 shooting, going 7-for-8 from behind the arc in the Buckeyes' 93-65 win over No. 10 Wisconsin on Sunday. Diebler also posted six rebounds and four assists in the victory. With 355 three-pointers made in his career, Diebler holds the conference and school records in the category.
Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Jared Sullinger (Jan. 24, 2011)
Freshman of the Week
Ohio State's Jared Sullinger earns his 12th weekly award after averaging 16.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in two wins last week that gave the Buckeyes the outright Big Ten title. For the week, Sullinger shot 54.5 percent (12-for-22) from the field and recorded his 14th double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Penn State on Tuesday. In the season finale on Sunday vs. No. 10 Wisconsin, Sullinger recorded 22 points and grabbed eight boards.
Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Jared Sullinger (Feb. 7, 2011)
2010-11 Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekly Honorees