Feb. 21, 2011
Co-Players of the Week:
Kalisha Keane, Michigan State
6-1, Sr., F, Ajax, Ontario/Westdale
Keane records her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor of the season after helping the Spartans clinch a share of their first Big Ten Championship since 2005. She averaged 22.0 points on 53 percent shooting, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in week that saw Michigan State knock off Northwestern and Illinois. She scored 17 points with six boards in a win over the Wildcats before pouring in a team-high 27 points with four rebounds and three steals in the triumph over the Illini.
Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Lykendra Johnson (Feb. 14, 2011)
Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
6-4, Sr., C, Cleveland, Ohio/Central Catholic
Lavender extends her conference-record total of Big Ten Player of the Week honors to 19 after helping Ohio State to two conference wins last week. In a victory over No. 23/25 Penn State Thursday, she posted a double-double with 23 points and 11 boards. Against Purdue on Sunday, the senior again totaled 23 points, this time hauling in nine rebounds to finish the week averaging 23.0 points, 10.0 rebounds.
Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Jantel Lavender (Feb. 14, 2011)
Freshman of the Week:
Courtney Moses, Purdue
5-7, G, Sweetser, Ind./Oak Hill
Moses wins her sixth Freshman of the Week honor of the season after helping Purdue to a split of its conference contests last week. In a road win against Minnesota, the freshman handed out five assists with five boards and was perfect from the free throw line. Against Ohio State on Sunday, she scored 11 points, dished out three assists and hauled in three rebounds in a narrow defeat to the visiting Buckeyes.
Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Courtney Moses (Jan. 10, 2011)