Michigan State's Poole, Minnesota's Banham Take Home Weekly Conference Honors

Michigan State's Porschè Poole was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Jan. 31, 2012

Player of the Week
Porschè Poole, Michigan State
5-8, Sr., G, Canton, Ohio/McKinley
• Poured in 60 points in two games for Michigan State last week, the most in a two-game span in program history
• Recorded a career-high 28 points against Illinois on Thursday, adding three assists and three steals in 43 minutes of play
• Set a new career-best with 32 points on 66.7 percent shooting in a victory against nationally ranked Penn State, adding six rebounds, six assists and three steals
• Averaged 30.0 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals on the week to claim her first Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Kalisha Keane (Feb. 21, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Rachel Banham, Minnesota
5-9, G, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North
• Averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.5 assists while shooting 85.7 percent from 3-point range for the Gophers last week
• Scored 19 points, while shooting 3-for-3 from long range, with four rebounds and four steals against Wisconsin on Thursday
• Posted a team-high 20 points, and converted on 75 percent (3-for-4) of her shots from the 3-point line, leading Minnesota to a victory over No. 9 Ohio State on Sunday
• Picks up her fifth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Rachel Banham (Jan. 16, 2012)