Nebraska guard Tai Webster and Minnesota guard Nate Mason have earned co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday.
Webster scored 21 points in the Cornhuskers’ win over No. 16 Indiana on Wednesday, then followed up with 18 points in a victory over Maryland on Sunday. He also averaged 3.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.0 rebounds in those two games and shot 52 percent. He’s the first Cornhusker to take Player of the Week honors since Shavon Shields in March 2014.
Minnesota’s Mason tallied 18 points, five rebounds and four assists in an overtime loss to Michigan State on Tuesday, then put up 31 points with six rebounds and 11 assists Sunday in an overtime victory over No. 15 Purdue. The last Golden Gophers player to be named Player of the Week was Joey King in November 2015.
Michigan State forward Nick Ward was awarded conference Freshman of the Week honors for the second week in a row and third time this season after averaging 16.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in wins over Minnesota and Northwestern.