Big Ten Players of the Week (2/28)

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Player of the Week
Keegan Murray, Iowa
F – So. – 6-8 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Prairie/DME Sports Academy (FL)

  • Averaged 21.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 block, and 1.0 steal per game in Iowa’s two victories last week
  • Recorded 28 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block in an 86-60 home win over Michigan State
  • Scored 15 points and added 11 rebounds, two assists, and a block in an 88-78 road victory over Nebraska
  • Earns his fifth career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Keegan Murray (Feb. 14, 2022)

Freshman of the Week
Malaki Branham, Ohio State
G – 6-5 – Columbus, Ohio – St. Vincent-St. Mary's

  • Averaged 23.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 0.3 steals per game in Ohio State’s three games last wee
  • Recorded 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in an 80-69 home victory over Indiana
  • Scored 31 points and added two rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal in an 86-83 road win over Illinois
  • Recorded 13 points, three assists, and two rebounds against Maryland
  • Earns his third career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Malaki Branham (Jan. 10, 2022)
 

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Caitlin Clark, Iowa
So. – G – West Des Moines, Iowa – Dowling Catholic – Major: Business

• Averaged 33.0 points, 9.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game with a .545 field-goal percentage, .520 three-point percentage and a double-double as Iowa posted three wins in as many tries (two vs. top-10 opponents) last week to clinch a share of its first Big Ten title since 2008
• Tallied her 14th double-double of the season in Sunday’s win over No. 6/5 Michigan, finishing with 38 points (11-18 FG, 8-11 3FG), 11 assists and six rebounds
• Narrowly missed triple-doubles in her other two games last week on Feb. 21 against No. 10/6 Indiana (29 points/8 rebounds/8 assists) and Feb. 24 at Rutgers (32 points/9 rebounds/9 assists)
• Earns her 12th career Big Ten Player of the Week award (tied for fifth-most in conference history) and seventh this season (third in Big Ten history)
• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Caitlin Clark (Feb. 7, 2022)

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

• Averaged 13.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game with a double-double in Nebraska’s two victories last week
• Notched her sixth double-double of the season in Sunday’s win over Northwestern, finishing with 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds
• Added 11 points and nine rebounds in a win at Wisconsin on Feb. 23
• Collects her eighth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award, tying for third-most in conference history
• Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Alexis Markowski (Feb. 21, 2022)