Big Ten Players of the Week (2/7)

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Player of the Week
C - Kofi Cockburn, Illinois (JR)

- Averaged 27.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and 0.5 assists per game in Illinois' two victories last week
- Tallied 37 points, 12 rebounds and a block in an 80-67 win over No. 11 Wisconsin
- His 37 points tied the season high for most points in a Big Ten game, and his 16 field goals were the most against a ranked opponent this season in the NCAA
- Recorded 17 points, eight rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in a 74-57 win at Indiana
- Earns his fourth career Player of the Week honor
- Last Illinois Player of the Week: Trent Frazier (Jan. 17, 2022)

Freshman of the Week
G - Bryce McGowens, Nebraska (FR)

- Averaged 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 assists in Nebraska's two games last week
- Recorded 24 points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist against Michigan
- Marked the fourth consecutive game scoring at least 20 points, the most ever for a freshman in school history
- Scored 10 points and added three rebounds and an assist against Northwestern
- Earns his fifth career Freshman of the Week honor
- Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Bryce McGowens (Jan. 31, 2022)
 

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G - Caitlin Clark, Iowa (SO)

- Averaged 38.7 points, 9.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds with a .560 field-goal percentage, .452 three-point percentage, a triple-double and a double-double in Iowa's three games last week
- Scored a career-high 46 points (25 in the fourth quarter) in Sunday's loss at No. 6/5 Michigan, setting the Crisler Center women's basketball single-game scoring record, while also adding 10 assists
- Extended her conference record with her fifth triple-double of the season, which was also the sixth of her career (tying the Big Ten record held by Iowa's Samantha Logic from 2011 to 2015) on Feb. 3 at Wisconsin, finishing with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists
- Began her week with 43 points (16-28 FG, 7-14 3FG) and seven assists in a Jan. 31 loss against No. 23/19 Ohio State
- Earns her 11th career Big Ten Player of the Week award (sixth-most in conference history) and sixth this season (tied for third-most in Big Ten history), as well as her fifth in the past six weeks
- Last Iowa Player of the Week: Caitlin Clark (Jan. 24, 2022)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
G - Laila Phelia, Michigan (FR)

- Tallied 17.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game with a .538 field-goal percentage in Michigan's two wins over ranked opponents last week
- Scored a career-high 24 points (9-16 FG) while adding four rebounds and a career-high three assists in Sunday's win over No. 21/24 Iowa
- Contributed 11 points and four rebounds in the Wolverines' Jan. 31 victory over No. 5/6 Indiana, Michigan's second over a top-five opponent this season
- Receives her second Freshman of the Week award of her career
- Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Laila Phelia (Dec. 20, 2021)

F - Alexis Markowski, Nebraska (FR)
- Averaged a double-double with 14.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game to help the Huskers take two of three conference contests last week
- Opened with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in a Feb. 1 win over Rutgers
- Added 18 points in a Feb. 3 victory at Penn State and a team-high 12 rebounds in Sunday's loss at No. 17/14 Maryland
- Collects her sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award, tying for seventh-most in Big Ten history
- Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Alexis Markowski (Jan. 31, 2022)
 

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Player of the Week
G - Caitlin Clark, Iowa (SO)

- Averaged 38.7 points, 9.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds with a .560 field-goal percentage, .452 three-point percentage, a triple-double and a double-double in Iowa's three games last week
- Scored a career-high 46 points (25 in the fourth quarter) in Sunday's loss at No. 6/5 Michigan, setting the Crisler Center women's basketball single-game scoring record, while also adding 10 assists
- Extended her conference record with her fifth triple-double of the season, which was also the sixth of her career (tying the Big Ten record held by Iowa's Samantha Logic from 2011 to 2015) on Feb. 3 at Wisconsin, finishing with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists
- Began her week with 43 points (16-28 FG, 7-14 3FG) and seven assists in a Jan. 31 loss against No. 23/19 Ohio State
- Earns her 11th career Big Ten Player of the Week award (sixth-most in conference history) and sixth this season (tied for third-most in Big Ten history), as well as her fifth in the past six weeks
- Last Iowa Player of the Week: Caitlin Clark (Jan. 24, 2022)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
G - Laila Phelia, Michigan (FR)

- Tallied 17.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game with a .538 field-goal percentage in Michigan's two wins over ranked opponents last week
- Scored a career-high 24 points (9-16 FG) while adding four rebounds and a career-high three assists in Sunday's win over No. 21/24 Iowa
- Contributed 11 points and four rebounds in the Wolverines' Jan. 31 victory over No. 5/6 Indiana, Michigan's second over a top-five opponent this season
- Receives her second Freshman of the Week award of her career
- Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Laila Phelia (Dec. 20, 2021)

F - Alexis Markowski, Nebraska (FR)
- Averaged a double-double with 14.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game to help the Huskers take two of three conference contests last week
- Opened with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in a Feb. 1 win over Rutgers
- Added 18 points in a Feb. 3 victory at Penn State and a team-high 12 rebounds in Sunday's loss at No. 17/14 Maryland
- Collects her sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award, tying for seventh-most in Big Ten history
- Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Alexis Markowski (Jan. 31, 2022)
Clark womens player of the week. Shocking. Hell it's shocking when she's NOT the player of the week...
 

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If they had named anyone else POW, there would be a million people in front of the BIG office in Indy with torches and pitchforks.
No doubt. Starting with some NBA guys like Kevin Durant who tweet her weekly. If it hadn't been for Clarks 4th quarter heroics, certainly Naz would have been worthy of being back to back POW. She's a fricken load on the boards....
 

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Clark womens player of the week. Shocking. Hell it's shocking when she's NOT the player of the week...
Sooner or later it will get like Jordan where they just started to feel compelled to give MVP awards to someone else because it became so mundane.
 

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Some pundits are suggesting the league POY is between Caitlin and Naz Hillman of Michigan. Naz is an excellent undersized low post player but it would be a huge miscarriage of basketball justice if Naz would win or even get co-player of the year. Caitlin is head and shoulders better than anyone in the league. Not even close.
 

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F - Alexis Markowski, Nebraska (FR)
- Averaged a double-double with 14.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game to help the Huskers take two of three conference contests last week
- Opened with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in a Feb. 1 win over Rutgers
- Added 18 points in a Feb. 3 victory at Penn State and a team-high 12 rebounds in Sunday's loss at No. 17/14 Maryland
- Collects her sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award, tying for seventh-most in Big Ten history
That girl is going to be a headache for opponents the next 3.5 years. It will be interesting to see if Amy Williams can build a strong supporting cast around her.
 

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Some pundits are suggesting the league POY is between Caitlin and Naz Hillman of Michigan. Naz is an excellent undersized low post player but it would be a huge miscarriage of basketball justice if Naz would win or even get co-player of the year. Caitlin is head and shoulders better than anyone in the league. Not even close.

some people think a player of the year should go to the best player on the best team.

i am not one of them.

unfortunately, I think the B1G POY will be a close vote.

Who are the other major contenders for National Player of the Year?
 

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Clark womens player of the week. Shocking. Hell it's shocking when she's NOT the player of the week...
She is playing much better than I had anticipated. She was originally a South Dakota State commit and was offered really late by Nebraska and decided to stay home. NU is lucky she did.
 

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Some pundits are suggesting the league POY is between Caitlin and Naz Hillman of Michigan. Naz is an excellent undersized low post player but it would be a huge miscarriage of basketball justice if Naz would win or even get co-player of the year. Caitlin is head and shoulders better than anyone in the league. Not even close.
If she wasn't a freshmen last year she would have been the B1G POTY.
 

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Why doesn’t anyone discuss her Covid year? I wonder what the all time scoring record is? She’s got to have a chance to break it if she plays 5 years.

edit: record is 3527. She might break that in 4 years.
 

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She is playing much better than I had anticipated. She was originally a South Dakota State commit and was offered really late by Nebraska and decided to stay home. NU is lucky she did.
Who in the hell are you talking about? Surely not Caitlin Clark..... :oops:
 

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some people think a player of the year should go to the best player on the best team.

i am not one of them.

unfortunately, I think the B1G POY will be a close vote.

Who are the other major contenders for National Player of the Year?
Totally agreed, which is why the Heisman has gotten less valuable, IMO.
The best player, period. It's not necessarily the person putting up the gaudiest stats, but the best player. Not the guard from Duke, or the QB from Alabama every year, but the best.