Player Of The Week
The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that two University of Minnesota basketball players have been given player of the week honors. Senior guard Andre Hollins was named the Player of the Week on the men’s side after helping lead the Gophers to wins over Wake Forest and Western Carolina.
Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore has been named the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Moore scored a game-high 32 points in a 93-82 Lynx win over the Tulsa Shock on Wednesday. It was Minnesota’s only game that week heading into the All-Star break.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is the NBA’s Western Conference player of the week for the opening week of the season. Love leads the NBA with 29.7 points per game and is second with 14.7 rebounds per game. He powered the Wolves to three victories last week for their first 3-0 start since 2001. His off-balance, one-handed bank shot at Madison Square Garden on Monday night helped the Wolves hold off Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. The league also issued Love a warning for flopping in the game against the Knicks. Love was warned for flopping when Knicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. bumped him at the top of the key in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic has been named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week, the first such honor for the team in more than four years.
Minnesota Lynx star Seimone Augustus has been named WNBA Western Conference player of the week for the third time this season.