Indiana and Ohio State Claim Men's Basketball Weekly Laurels

Indiana's Cody Zeller has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week four times this season.

Dec. 19, 2011

Player of the Week
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
F – So. – 6-7 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Bishop Luers

• Averaged 26.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in Ohio State’s wins over USC Upstate (82-58) and on the road against South Carolina (74-66)
• Posted a career-high 30 points against South Carolina, adding six rebounds and three assists in the road victory
• Recorded 23 points and three assists against USC Upstate
• Shot 74.2 percent from the field for the week, including 81.3 percent against the Gamecocks
• Earns his first Player of the Week award
• Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Jon Diebler (March 7, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Cody Zeller, Indiana
F – 6-11 – Washington, Ind. – Washington

• Notched 21 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Indiana’s 69-58 win over Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis
• Converted on eight of 14 field goal attempts in the win
• Reels in his fourth Freshman of the Week award
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Cody Zeller (Dec. 5, 2011)

2011-12 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 14        
P:                    Victor Oladipo, So., IND
F:                    Cody Zeller, IND
F:                    Aaron White, IOWA
Nov. 21        
P:                    Drew Crawford, Jr., NU
F:                    Cody Zeller, IND
Nov. 28
P:                    Tim Hardaway Jr., So., MICH
F:                    Trey Burke, MICH
Dec. 5
P:                    Meyers Leonard, So., ILL
P:                    Keith Appling, So., MSU
F:                    Cody Zeller, IND
Dec. 12
P:                    Christian Watford, Jr., IND
P:                    Draymond Green, Sr., MSU
F:                    Trey Burke, MICH
Dec. 19
P:                    Deshaun Thomas, So., OSU
F:                    Cody Zeller, IND