Michigan and Minnesota Earn Big Ten Weekly Awards




Nov. 26, 2012

Player of the Week
Andre Hollins, Minnesota
G – 6-1 – So. – Memphis, Tenn. – White Station

•    Led Minnesota in scoring at the Battle 4 Atlantis, averaging 20.3 points over three games, including two contests against nationally ranked opponents
•    Scored a career-high 41 points to lead the Gophers to an 84-75 win over No. 19/17 Memphis, becoming the fourth Minnesota player to score 40 points in a game and the first since 1971
•    Went 20-for-22 from the free-throw line in three games, sinking three with 0.4 seconds left on the clock to secure a win over Stanford
•    Scored 12 points, dished out four assists and grabbed three rebounds against No. 5/5 Duke
•    Earns his first career weekly accolade
•    Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Trevor Mbakwe (Nov. 22, 2010)

Freshman of the Week
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
G – 6-6 – Mississauga, Ontario – St. Marks

•    Averaged 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds to help No. 4/4 Michigan win its first NIT Season Tip-Off title
•    Shot 50 percent from the floor, including 42.9 percent from long range, and was a perfect 8-for-8 at the free-throw line over two games
•    Tied his career high with 15 points against Pittsburgh, adding five boards, a block and a steal
•    Scored 10 points with four boards and an assist against Kansas State
•    Earns his first career weekly honor
•    Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Trey Burke (March 5, 2012)


2012-13 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 12    
P: Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH
F: Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, IND
Nov. 19    
P: Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU
F: Gary Harris, MSU
Nov. 26    
P: Andre Hollins, So., MINN
F: Nik Stauskas, MICH