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Tim AbromaitisTim AbromaitisTim Abromaitis, F, Notre Dame

After a shaky start shooting the ball, Tim Abromaitis caught fire this past week, scoring 21 points or more in three consecutive games at a 58% clip. Usually when shots start falling, confidence and general activity level start rising, which in this case lead to an average of 9 rebounds per game over his hot stretch. Abromaitis is a tough matchup for any power forward, as he makes up for his lack of strength with a smooth, comfortable outside stroke and a versatile offensive repertoire. If you appreciate white guys that can score, check out Abromaitis battle Georgetown Wednesday on ESPN2- should be a good one.

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Ben Hansbrough, G, Notre Dame

Just once I want to see what the Notre Dame offense looks like when both Abromaitis and Hansbrough are on point. Ben shot a combined 3-13 from downtown this past week, which is pretty weak considering that's his primary responsibility. That's like the exterminator coming to your house and telling you he only got some of the rodents.

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Rick Jackson

Rick JacksonRick JacksonJackson may not have the flash or the scoring numbers, but his consistent play for the 5th ranked team in the country should get him some recognition. He's had a double double in all but 2 games, while leading the Big East in rebounding at 12.5 per contest. Against Michigan State, Jackson put up 17 points and 16 boards, providing the Orange with an inside force that can score in the post or off second chance opportunities. Shooting 58% from the floor, Jackson has been a big reason for the Orange early season success.

Cold

Darius Johnson-Odom

In a week of few games, it was pretty easy to pick out the cold player of the week. Congratulations Darius Johnson-Odom, your inspiring 1 for 9 performance at Wisconsin has earned you the worst performance of the week honors, and a third non-conference loss. Marquette is going to need DJO to get it going if they want to make a Big East run when conference play begins.

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