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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Co-Players of the Week

D.J. Richardson, Illinois
6-3, Sr., G, Peoria, Ill./Findlay Prep

Led the Illini to two wins over top-20 opponents last week, averaging 18.0 points on 50.0 percent shooting and 2.5 steals
Against top-ranked Indiana, poured in a game-high 23 points, including 15 in the second half and eight in the final minutes of the game
Scored 13 points in a road win over Minnesota, shooting 60 percent from three-point range, and chipped in three rebounds, two assists and two steals
Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
Last Illinois Player of the Week: Tracy Abrams (Dec. 31, 2012)

Ben Brust, Wisconsin
6-1, Jr., G, Hawthorn Woods, Ill./ Mundelein

Helped Wisconsin to a pair of overtime wins against Iowa and Michigan over the weekend, averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals
Scored 14 points and forced overtime against Michigan with a buzzer-beating three-point shot just inside halfcourt, then hit the eventual game-winning three in overtime
Played 45 minutes against Iowa, scoring 18 points and hauling in six rebounds
Shot 43.8 percent from three-point range in two games.
Wins his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
Last Wisconsin Big Ten Player of the Week: Jordan Taylor (Jan. 23, 2012)

http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-baskb...021113aaa.html
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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Iowa+Michigan< Indiana+Minnesota
16ppg<18ppg
1.5 steals<2.5 steals

"Co-B10 Players of the week"
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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Well deserved. I would like to see him get at least one more this year.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:22 AM   #4
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Yes sir DJ! Well deserved. He's playing with that Luther 'look' in his eyes!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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Yes sir DJ! Well deserved. He's playing with that Luther 'look' in his eyes!
Spot on!!!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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Well deserved. His demeanor during the game has been awesome. let alone his performance.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:04 AM   #7
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Well deserved. His demeanor during the game has been awesome. let alone his performance.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:46 AM   #8
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Congrats DJ. It's great to see him hopefully put a good finish to the end of his career.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:52 AM   #9
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Awesome performance by DJ to earn the award. We're fortunate that the seniors are all coming up big down the stretch run of their careers. Pride matters.

As a side note, Brust was a stud last week and definitely deserved to share in the honor.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:45 AM   #10
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This is the DJ I thought we would have last year
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:48 AM   #11
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If he can have a Mike Davis-like end to his career here, that'd be fantastic. So far, so good.
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