Indiana and Maryland Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

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Indiana’s Juwan Morgan named Player of Week; Maryland’s Jalen Smith earns Freshman of Week
Player of the Week
Juwan Morgan, Indiana
F – Sr. – 6-8 – Waynesville, Mo. – Waynesville
Scored a career-high 35 points as No. 25 Indiana defeated Butler in the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis, Ind.
35 points broke his own Crossroads Classic scoring record set last season
Became the 52nd player in Indiana history to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau and now ranks 51st in career scoring with 1,020 points
Connected on 12-of-14 field goals (85.7 percent) including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, also added three rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals
His steal with 3:50 left in the game led him to making two game-tying free throws and on the next possession, he gave the Hoosiers their first lead of the game
Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
Last Indiana Player of the Week: Juwan Morgan (Dec. 18, 2017)
Freshman of the Week
Jalen Smith, Maryland
F – 6-10 – Baltimore, Md. – Mount St. Joseph
Registered a career-high 20 points in leading the Terrapins to a victory over Loyola (Md.)
Grabbed eight rebounds, blocked two shots and added an assist and a steal
Currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten in offensive rebounds with 2.91 per game
Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor
Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Jalen Smith (Nov. 12, 2018)

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