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Shields Earns Second Big Ten Honor

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Nebraska freshman Shavon Shields (Olathe, Kan.) was honored Monday, as he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

 

Shields had 17 points and seven rebounds in Nebraska's win over Iowa on Saturday, scoring 12 of his points in the second half to help the Huskers overcome a 16-point halftime deficit. It was the fifth time in Big Ten play he has reached double figures and the second time he has won the Big Ten honor. Shields also earned Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week honors on Jan. 21.

 

On the season, Shields is averaging 8.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, including 18.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg over the Huskers last two contests.

 

Nebraska returns to action Tuesday night, as they take on nationally ranked Wisconsin. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. and the game will be carried on the

Husker Sports Network and televised nationally on BTN.

 

 

Player of the Week

Victor Oladipo, Indiana

6-5, Jr., G, Upper Marlboro, Md./DeMatha

 

  • · Scored six points in the final 50 seconds at No. 4/5 Michigan State on Tuesday, helping Indiana overcome a four-point deficit in the final minute
  • · Finished with 19 points to reach the 1,000 mark in his career, and added nine rebounds, five steals and one block
  • · Shot 63.6 percent from the field and was a perfect four-for-four from the free-throw line in 30 minutes of play
  • · Earns his third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • · Last Indiana Player of the Week: Cody Zeller (Feb. 4, 2013)

 

Freshman of the Week 

Shavon Shields, Nebraska

F, Olathe, Kan./Olathe Northwest

 

  • · Helped Nebraska overcome a 19-point first-half deficit, the third-largest comeback in school history, to defeat Iowa on Saturday
  • · Scored 17 points, 12 of which came in the second half, and added seven rebounds in the win
  • · Shot 55.6 percent from the field in 37 minutes
  • · Earns his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • · Last Nebraska Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Shavon Shields (Jan. 21, 2013)

 

 

2012-13 Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 12 P: Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH

F: Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, IND

Nov. 19 P: Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU

F: Gary Harris, MSU

Nov. 26 P: Andre Hollins, So., MINN

F: Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 3 P: Andre Almeida, Sr., NEB

F: Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 10 P: Brandon Paul, Sr., ILL

F: Gary Harris, MSU

Dec. 17 P: Trey Burke, So., MICH

F: Mike Gesell, IOWA

Dec. 24 P: Derrick Nix, Sr., MSU

F: Mitch McGary, MICH

Dec. 31 P: Tracy Abrams, So., ILL

F: Nik Stauskas, MICH

Jan. 7 P: Trey Burke, So., MICH

F: Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Jan. 14 P: Cody Zeller, So., IND

P: Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU

F: Sam Dekker, WIS

Jan. 21 P: Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH

F: Shavon Shields, NEB

Jan. 28 P: Victor Oladipo, Jr., IND

F: Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Feb. 4 P: Cody Zeller, So., IND

P: Keith Appling, Jr., MSU

F: A.J. Hammons, PUR

Feb. 11 P: D.J. Richardson, Sr., ILL

P: Ben Brust, Jr., WIS

F: Mitch McGary, MICH

Feb. 18 P: Trey Burke, So., MICH

F: Gary Harris, MSU

Feb. 25 P: Victor Oladipo, Jr., IND

F: Shavon Shields, NEB

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