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Jared Sullinger earns Big Ten Player and Freshman of the week for his efforts against IUPUI and Western Carolina.

Jared Sullinger earns Big Ten Player and Freshman of the week for his efforts against IUPUI and Western Carolina.

Dec. 13, 2010

Park Ridge, Ill. - Player/Freshman of the Week
Jared Sullinger - Ohio State
Fr. - F - 6-9
Columbus, Ohio - Northland

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the second time and Freshman of the Week honors for the fourth time this season. The 6-9 center scored 40 points in the Buckeyes' win over IUPUI on Thursday, marking the first time since 1995 a Big Ten player has scored 40 or more points in a game and the first time since 1944 that a Big Ten freshman has accomplished the feat. Sullinger also grabbed 13 rebounds in the game, made 12 of 17 shots from the floor and set Ohio State freshman records for made (16) and attempted (23) free throws. On Sunday against Western Carolina, the Columbus, Ohio, native scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds in just 22 minutes of play, hitting nine of 12 free throws and going 4-for-8 from the floor. For the week, Sullinger averaged 28.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 64 percent (16-for-25) from the floor. The honor marks the first time since the Buckeyes' Greg Oden in 2006-07 that a freshman has been named Big Ten Player of the Week twice in a season.

Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Jared Sullinger (Nov. 22, 2010)
Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Jared Sullinger (Dec. 6, 2010)

2010 Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekly Honorees

Nov. 15 P: John Shurna, Jr., NU
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Nov. 22 P: Trevor Mbakwe, Jr., MINN
P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Nov. 29 P: Kalin Lucas, Sr., MSU
F: Deshaun Thomas, OSU
Dec. 6 P: Jon Leuer, Sr., WIS
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Dec. 13 P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU