Maryland, Ohio State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

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Buckeyes’ Keita Bates-Diop earns Player of the Week award; Terrapins’ Bruno Fernando named Freshman of the Week

Player of the Week

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

F – Jr. – 6-7 – Normal, Ill. – University High

Averaged 29.5 points, 10.0 rebounds in 34.5 minutes per game and went 22-of-38 (.579) from the field in two wins last week

Scored a career-high 32 points to lead unranked Ohio State to an 80-64 win over No. 1 Michigan State at Value City Arena on Sunday

Started the week with a double-double in a 92-81 win at Iowa with 27 points on 10-of-17 (.588) shooting from the field and 13 rebounds

Added four steals and blocked four shots during the week

Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Keita Bates-Diop (Dec. 11, 2017; Prior: D’Angelo Russell on Feb. 9, 2015)

Freshman of the Week

Bruno Fernando, Maryland

F – 6-10 – Luanda, Angola – IMG Academy

Averaged 15 points, 8.3 rebounds in 29.7 minutes per game and went 17-of-31 (.548) from the field, helping the Terrapins go 2-1 in conference action on the week

Scored a career-high 21 points on 8-of-11 (.727) shooting from the field in a 91-73 win vs. Iowa and added second rebounds and two assists

Posted a double-double in a 75-69 win against Penn State with 17 points and 11 rebounds (career high) to start the week

Earns his first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Darryl Morsell (Nov. 20, 2017)

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