After another dominant week in which the Ohio State Buckeyes earned convincing wins over Nebraska and Iowa, Jared Sullinger has been named the Big Ten's Player of the week according to an official release from the conference:
Player of the Week
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
C/F - 6-9 - Columbus, Ohio - Northland
· Averaged a double-double in wins over Nebraska and Iowa, posting 23.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game
· Recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds in Ohio State's 71-40 win over Nebraska
· Poured in 28 points and added eight rebounds and four steals in the Buckeyes' 76-47 road win over Iowa
· Earns his fifth career Player of the Week award and first this season
· Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Deshaun Thomas (Dec. 19, 2011)
Sullinger was named Player of the Week four times last season, and this Saturday he will have a second show down with the reigning Freshman of the Week in Indiana's Cody Zeller.
The Ohio State Buckeyes won their second-straight game following an upset loss to the Indiana Hoosiers by cruising to a victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday. The Buckeyes led by nine points heading in the second half of play, but really started to light things up in the second half, where they out-scored the Hawkeyes by twenty points.
Jared Sullinger was definitely on point, with 28 points, eight rebounds, four steals and a block, nailing 13-of-18 from the field and his sole three-point attempt. William Buford had a bad night for the Buckeyes, shooting just 3-of-14, while Deshaun Thomas went a solid 4-for-6. Eric May led the way for the Hawkeyes with just nine points, six rebounds, two steals and an assist. He was 4-for-10 shooting from the field, a lot better than some folks, like Roy Devyn Marble, who made just one of his eight attempts.
It was a relaxed and dominating game for the Buckeyes, who were never in danger of losing. Next, they've got a game on Tuesday against Illinois, before they have a rematch against the Hoosiers.