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Cornhuskers’ James Palmer Jr., Boilermakers’ Carsen Edwards share Player of the Week award; Buckeyes’ Kaleb Wesson named Freshman of the Week

Co-Players of the Week

James Palmer Jr., Nebraska

G – Jr. – 6-6 – Upper Marlboro, Md. – St. John’s College

Averaged 21.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and went 15-of-27 (.556) from the field in two wins last week

Scored a game-high 19 points on eight field goal attempts in a 72-52 win vs. No. 23 Michigan to lead Nebraska to its second win over a top 25-ranked opponent this season

Led all scorers with 24 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left in a 64-63 win vs. Illinois, to notch his fourth 20-plus point effort this season

Nebraska’s win vs. Michigan snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Wolverines dating back to 1964, including zero wins in eight meetings since the Huskers joined the Big Ten prior to the 2010-11 season

Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Tai Webster (Jan. 2, 2017)

Carsen Edwards, Purdue

G – So. – 6-1 – Atascocita, Texas – Atascocita

Averaged 21.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 3.5 steals and went 17-of-31 (.548) from the field, including 9-of-14 (.643) from 3-point range, in two wins last week

Set career highs with eight assists and six 3-pointers in an 87-64 win at Iowa and five steals in a 78-50 win vs. Wisconsin and posted back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in his career

Scored 22 points, dished out eight assists and knocked down six 3-pointers at Iowa to help Purdue match a Big Ten team record for 3-pointers made in a single game

Scored 21 points and had three assists vs. Wisconsin

Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor (Named Co-Freshman of the week on Jan. 23, 2017)

Last Purdue Player of the Week: Isaac Haas (Dec. 4, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State

C – 6-9 – Columbus, Ohio – Westerville South

Averaged 11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and went 10-of-17 (.588) from the field in a pair of wins last week

Scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in Ohio State’s 67-49 win vs. Minnesota at the annual Big Ten “Super Saturday – College Hoops and Hockey” event at Madison Square Garden last weekend

Scored eight points and added six rebounds in just 18 minutes of action in a 71-65 win at Northwestern last week

Earns his second career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Kaleb Wesson (Dec. 4, 2017); Prior: JaQuan Lyle (Jan. 18, 2016)