Nebraska, Northwestern and Penn State Earn Big Ten Weekly Honors

Northwestern's Maggie Lyon was named Freshman of the Week.

Northwestern's Maggie Lyon was named Freshman of the Week.

Feb. 12, 2013

Co-Players of the Week
Jordan Hooper, Nebraska
6-2, Jr., F, Alliance, Neb./Alliance

  • Averaged 24.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in Nebraska’s road victories over Northwestern and Iowa last week
  • Filled the stat sheet with 19 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in the Huskers’ defeat of the Wildcats
  • Posted 29 points and eight rebounds in Nebraska’s one-point win over Iowa
  • Earns her third Big Ten Player of the Week award this season and sixth of her career
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Jordan Hooper (Dec. 24, 2012)

Alex Bentley, Penn State
5-7, Sr., G, Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis

  • Averaged 22.0 points on 52 percent shooting, 3.5 steals, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in Penn State’s wins against Indiana and Michigan State last week
  • Recorded 20 points on 67 percent shooting from three-point range, four rebounds and three steals in the Lady Lions’ victory over the Hoosiers
  • Tallied 24 points, four steals and three assists in Penn State’s defeat of the Spartans  
  • Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week award and second overall weekly honor
  • Last Penn State Player of the Week: Nikki Greene (Jan. 22, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Maggie Lyon, Northwestern
6-1, F, Wilmette, Ill./New Trier

  • Averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game in Northwestern’s contests against Nebraska and Ohio State last week
  • Notched 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in the Wildcats’ game against the Huskers
  • Led Northwestern with 14 points and matched her career high with four three-point field goals, shooting 57 percent from long range, in Northwestern’s game against the Buckeyes
  • Wins her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Maggie Lyon (Dec. 3, 2012)