Nebraska, Northwestern and Penn State Earn Big Ten Weekly Honors

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)