Iowa and Minnesota Earn First Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

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Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy earns Player of the Week honors; Hawkeyes’ Luka Garza named Freshmen of the Week

Player of the Week

Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

F – Jr. – 6-6 – San Antonio, Texas. – Brennan

Tallied a career-high 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for his 22nd career double-double in the Gophers’ season-opening win over USC Upstate

Recorded career-highs in field goals made (13), field goals attempted (22), free throws made (9) and free throws attempted (15)

Shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the field

Became first Gopher to score 35 points in a game since Andre Hollins posted 41 points on Nov 3, 2012

Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Jordan Murphy (Feb. 13, 2017)

Freshmen of the Week

Luka Garza, Iowa

F – 6-11 – Washington, D.C. – Maret School

Averaged a team-best 13.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in a pair of Iowa wins over Chicago State and Alabama State

Scored 16 points, shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in his college debut vs. Chicago State

Posted first double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds in 16 minutes of action in the win over Alabama State

Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor

Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Jordan Bohannon (March 6, 2017)

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