Iowa and Minnesota Earn First Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors
Nov. 13, 2017


Player of the Week
Jordan Murphy, Minnesota
F – Jr. – 6-6 – San Antonio, Texas. – Brennan

• Tallied a career-high 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for his 22nd career double-double in the Gophers’ season-opening win over USC Upstate
• Recorded career-highs in field goals made (13), field goals attempted (22), free throws made (9) and free throws attempted (15)
• Shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the field
• Became first Gopher to score 35 points in a game since Andre Hollins posted 41 points on Nov 3, 2012
• Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Jordan Murphy (Feb. 13, 2017)

Freshmen of the Week
Luka Garza, Iowa
F – 6-11 – Washington, D.C. – Maret School

• Averaged a team-best 13.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in a pair of Iowa wins over Chicago State and Alabama State
• Scored 16 points, shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in his college debut vs. Chicago State
• Posted first double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds in 16 minutes of action in the win over Alabama State
• Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Jordan Bohannon (March 6, 2017)

2017-18 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 13
P: Jordan Murphy, MINN
F: Luka Garza, IOWA