Big Ten Players of the Week (2/21)


HR Legend
Aug 29, 2004

Player of the Week
Johnny Davis, Wisconsin
G – So. – 6-5 – La Crosse, Wis. – La Crosse Central

  • Averaged 27.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 assist, and 0.5 steals per game in Wisconsin’s two victories last week
  • Recorded 30 points, 12 rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal in a 74-69 road triumph over Indiana
  • Scored Wisconsin’s final 13 points single-handedly to rally and lead the Badgers to the road win
  • Scored 25 points and added six rebounds, three blocks, and an assist in a 77-63 home victory over Michigan
  • Earns his third career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Johnny Davis (Jan. 10, 2022)

Freshman of the Week
Bryce McGowens, Nebraska
G – 6-7 – Pendleton, S.C. – Legacy Early College

  • Recorded 25 points, three rebounds, an assist, and a steal against Maryland
  • Finished 14-of-15 from the foul line
  • Earns his seventh career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Bryce McGowens (Feb. 14, 2022)


HR Legend
Aug 29, 2004

Player of the Week
Naz Hillmon, Michigan
Sr. – F – Cleveland, Ohio – Gilmour Academy – Major: Communications and Media

• Posted her 11th double-double of the season Sunday with 29 points and 11 rebounds in No. 9/9 Michigan’s home win over No. 13/13 Maryland
• Connected on 10-of-15 shots from the floor and 9-of-11 from the foul line
• Helped the Wolverines complete their first-ever regular season sweep over the Terrapins
• Earns her eighth career Big Ten Player of the Week award and fourth this season
• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Naz Hillmon (Jan. 31, 2022)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Matilda Ekh, Michigan State
G/F – Vasteras, Sweden – Riksbasketgymnasiet Lulea – Major: Business

• Dropped in a game-high 25 points, two off her career best, in Michigan State’s win at Wisconsin on Feb. 16
• Knocked down 8-of-11 shots, including 5-of-7 three-pointers, and all four of her free throws
• Recorded her fourth 20-point game of the season
• Collects her third Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Matilda Ekh (Jan. 24, 2022)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Alexis Markowski, Nebraska
F – Lincoln, Neb. – Pius X – Major: Undeclared

• Averaged 16.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game with a .563 field goal percentage last week in helping Nebraska win two of its three conference games
• Tallied a double-double (10 points, 15 rebounds) in the Huskers’ win over No. 5/6 Indiana on Feb. 14 in Lincoln
• Added 23 points and seven rebounds on Feb. 17 at Penn State, as well as 15 points and nine rebounds Sunday against Minnesota
• Collects her seventh Big Ten Freshman of the Week award, tying for fourth-most in conference history
• Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Alexis Markowski (Feb. 7, 2022)