Indiana, Rutgers Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

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Hoosiers’ Juwan Morgan earns Player of the Week award; Scarlet Knights’ Geo Baker named Freshman of the Week

Player of the Week

Juwan Morgan, Indiana

F – Jr. – 6-8 – Waynesville, Mo. – Waynesville

Scored a career-high 34 points, including the last 12 points of regulation, and grabbed 11 rebounds (tied career high) in Indiana’s win vs. No. 18 Notre Dame

Went 13-of-17 from the field and notched his third double-double this season

Made a layup with 13 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime and his dunk with eight seconds left in overtime proved to be the game-winning tally

He is the first Hoosier to score 30 points since Thomas Bryant scored 31 in a triple overtime win against Penn State last season (Feb. 1, 2017)

Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Last Indiana Player of the Week: James Blackmon Jr. (Jan. 23, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Geo Baker, Rutgers

G – 6-4 – Derry, N.H. – Proctor Academy

Averaged 14.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in wins vs. Fordham and No. 15 Seton Hall last week

Scored in double figures for the 10th time this season in the win vs. Seton Hall

Rutgers defeated a nationally-ranked team for the first time since topping No. 4 Wisconsin, 67-62, on Jan. 11, 2015

Leads all Big Ten freshmen in minutes played per game (31.5) and assists per game (3.8)

Earns his first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Corey Sanders (Feb. 8, 2016)

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