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Indiana, Maryland and Minnesota Earn Final Weekly Big Ten Men’s Basketball Honors

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Hoosiers’ Juwan Morgan claims second Player of the Week accolade this season;

Gophers’ Amir Coffey collects second Player of the Week honor in as many weeks;

Terrapins’ Jalen Smith garners third Freshman of the Week plaudit

Co-Players of the Week

Juwan Morgan, Indiana

F – Sr. – 6-8 – Waynesville, Mo. – Waynesville High School – Major: Sport Communication

Led Indiana to a pair of victories over Illinois and Rutgers averaging 22.5 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 71.4 percent from the floor

Tallied 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds while connecting on 11-of-13 from the floor in an 89-73 victory over Rutgers on Senior Day

Posted 20 points and nine rebounds in a 92-74 victory at Illinois as he shot 9-of-14 in the game

Earns the third Big Ten Player of the Week honor of his career and second this season

Last Indiana Player of the Week: Juwan Morgan (Dec. 17, 2018)

Amir Coffey, Minnesota

G – Jr. – 6-8 – Hopkins, Minn. – Hopkins High School – Major: Youth Studies

Averaged 27.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in a pair of games for the Gophers

Scored a career-high tying 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds in leading Minnesota to a 73-69 victory over No. 11/9 Purdue

Became the first Gopher to score 30-plus points in back-to-back games since Vincent Grier in 2005

Tied his career highs with three steals and three made 3-pointers against Purdue

Recorded 23 points, six assists, three rebounds a steal at No. 24/24 Maryland

Earns the second Big Ten Player of the Week honor of his career in as many weeks

Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Amir Coffey (Feb. 25, 2019)

Freshman of the Week

Jalen Smith, Maryland

F – 6-10 – Baltimore, Md. – Mount St. Joseph High School – Major: Information Science

Posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds in a 69-60 victory over Minnesota

Connected on a career-high three 3-pointers and also had three blocked shots and two steals in the victory

Earns his third Freshman of the Week honor of the season

Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Jalen Smith (Dec. 17, 2018)