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Gophers’ Jordan Murphy earns Player of the Week honor for a second consecutive week; Terrapins’ Darryl Morsell named Freshman of the Week
Player of the Week
Jordan Murphy, Minnesota
F – Jr. – 6-6 – San Antonio, Texas – Brennan
Averaged 21.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in No. 14/15 Minnesota’s three wins last week against Providence (RV), Niagara and Western Carolina
Recorded three double-doubles, and now has one in every game this season: 23 points and 14 rebounds vs. Providence, 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Niagara and 23 points and 11 rebounds vs. Western Carolina
Had a career high with 15 made free throws on 19 attempts vs. WCU
Last back-to-back Player of the Week honoree: Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ (Jan. 23 and Jan. 30, 2017)
Earns his third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second this season
Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Jordan Murphy (Nov. 13, 2017)
Freshmen of the Week
Darryl Morsell, Maryland
G – 6-4 – Baltimore, Md. – Mount Saint Joseph
Averaged 14.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals the past week to lead Maryland to wins over Butler and Bucknell
Finished with 15 points in Maryland’s win over Butler on Wednesday, then fueled a 15-point comeback victory over Bucknell on Saturday
Scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half against Bucknell while holding its leading scorer to below his season average on defense
Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Justin Jackson (Jan. 23, 2017)
2017-18 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week