Michigan State, Minnesota and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

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Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ collects third Player of Week honor in as many weeks; Michigan State’s Cassius Winston shares honor; Minnesota’s Gabe Kalscheur named Freshman of the Week

Co-Players of the Week

Cassius Winston, Michigan State

G– Jr. – 6-1 – Detroit, Mich. – University of Detroit Jesuit

Named MVP of the Las Vegas Invitational in leading No. 11 Michigan State to victories over UCLA and Texas

Averaged 19.5 points, 8.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in the two wins

Shot 50 percent from the floor (13-of-26) including 50 percent from 3-point range (7-of-14) on the week

Scored 20 points and handed 10 assists along with two four rebounds and two steals in Las Vegas Invitational Championship game win against Texas

Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Miles Bridges (Feb. 12, 2018)

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

F – Sr. – 6-10 – Milan, Ill. – Rockridge

Averaged 17.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game in leading the Badgers to the championship game at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas

Posted double-doubles in all three tournament games giving him double-doubles in all six Wisconsin games this season

Against No. 4 Virginia, had 22 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and four blocks to become the first major conference player to post those numbers in a game since Georgetown’s Michael Sweetney in 2003 and first in Division I since Oakland’s Keith Benson in 2010

Registered 14 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in semifinal victory over Oklahoma

For the season, averaging 17.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists, making him the only player in the nation averaging at least 17.0 ppg,  10.0 rpg and 5.0 apg

Earns his fifth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and third in as many weeks

Becomes first Big Ten player to earn three consecutive Player of the Week honors since Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy did so to open last season (Nov. 13-27, 2017)

Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Ethan Happ (Nov. 19, 2018)

Freshmen of the Week

Gabe Kalscheur, Minnesota

G – 6-4 – Edina, Minn. – DeLaSalle

Averaged 14.0 points while shooting 50 percent (11-of-22) from 3-point range in helping the Gophers to the Vancouver Showcase Championship with three victories

Scored game-high 25 points, including shooting 7-of-12 from 3-point territory, in win over Santa Clara

Connected on game-winning 3-point field goal with two seconds remaining to lift Gophers to 68-66 victory over Washington

Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Isaiah Washington (Feb. 5, 2018)

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