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Big Ten Blog | Matt Misichko

Sat, 02/22/2014
Player of the Week Caris LeVert, Michigan Caris LeVertI’ve had a couple people comment on this blog from previous weeks about LeVert’s play this year. Overall, it was a disappointing home loss to a good Wisconsin team or Michigan, who could have seized some control in the Big Ten...
Mon, 02/10/2014
Player of the Week Terran Petteway, Nebraska Terran PettewayBeating arguably the best unranked Big Ten team in Minnesota, Petteway scorched the Gophers for a career high 35 points on 10-15 shooting. His aggressive style led him to shoot 14 of Nebraska’s 33 total free throws. The Cornhuskers...
Fri, 01/31/2014
Player of the Week Nik Stauskas Nik StauskasStauskas did a little dance with the ball, made a little love with the net, and got down in East Lansing on Saturday night. With this week’s performance, I believe Stauskas has currently solidified himself a spot on the All-American First Team....
Sat, 01/25/2014
Player of the Week Gary Harris, Michigan State Gary HarrisWe are officially one-third of the way through Big Ten conference play. Crazy, right? It’s not a coincidence that this week’s POTW is the best player on a team undefeated in conference play. With Keith Appling hobbled by a sore...
Mon, 01/13/2014
Player of the Week Keith Appling, Michigan State Keith ApplingIt was almost a preconceived notion that whichever team won between #3 Ohio State and #5 Michigan State would also be awarded POTW. Keith Appling made the decision much easier with his clutch three-pointer in overtime to send the...
Fri, 01/03/2014
Player of the Week Rayvonte Rice, Illinois Rayvonte RiceThe box score at the conclusion of the New Year’s Eve matchup between Illinois and Indiana read as follows: a 39-39 tie at halftime, followed by each team scoring 32 points in the 2nd half. The Illini were just 3 points better than the...
Sun, 12/29/2013
Player of the Week Tracy Abrams, Illinois Tracy AbramsThe situation Tracy Abrams found himself in on the evening of December 21st in St. Louis is a dream many young basketball players in the state of Illinois dream of: down 1 to your biggest non-conference rival, under 10 seconds left, and 2 free...
Sat, 12/21/2013
Player of the Week: Glenn Robinson III Glenn Robinson IIIWith a tough non-conference week for the Big Ten, four-loss Michigan’s performance against Arizona reaffirms how deep and talented the Big Ten Conference is. On a more personal level, Glenn Robinson III was smoking Saturday afternoon (...
Sat, 12/14/2013
Player of the Week Sam Dekker, Wisconsin Sam DekkerThis isn’t your first-term Barack Obama Wisconsin Badgers. During those years, Wisconsin’s style of basketball was predictable. Opponents never created turnovers, as high ball pressure and half-court traps were useless. A bad shot was...
Sat, 12/07/2013
Player of the Week Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa Roy Devyn-MarbleIn the gaming industry, RDM stands for Random Death Match. Urban Dictionary defines it as when “a player kills you with no incentive.” The Big Ten’s RDM, Iowa guard Roy Devyn Marble, has been killing it so far this year ....