Iowa Sweeps Men’s Basketball Weekly Accolades

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its Men’s Basketball Players of the Week, presented by Air National Guard, for the week of Nov. 13-19.

Player of the Week
Ben Krikke, IOWA
F – Gr. – 6-9 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Jasper Place – Major: Master’s Degree in Finance

  • Averaged 24.5 points and seven rebounds, while shooting .667 from the field in Iowa’s two contests
  • Scored a game-high 24 points in a loss at No. 8 Creighton
  • Paired 25 points on 10-14 shooting, nine rebounds, four steals and three blocks in a victory over Arkansas State
  • Garners his first career Player of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Filip Rebraca (Dec. 19, 2022)

Freshman of the Week
Owen Freeman, Iowa
F – 6-10 – Moline, Ill. – Moline – Major: Sport and Recreation Management

  • Averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 blocked shots, as the Hawkeyes split two games last week
  • Tallied eight points and three blocked shots in 14 minutes against No. 8 Creighton
  • Added seven points, three boards and two blocked shots in 10 minutes against Arkansas State
  • Garners his second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Owen Freeman (Nov. 13, 2023)

Indiana and Purdue Collect Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Player of the Week

Sara Scalia, IndianaSara Scalia, Indiana
Sr.+ – G – Stillwater, Minn. – Stillwater – Major: Sport Marketing & Management
• Averaged 23.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steals to help No. 18/17 Indiana to wins over Murray State and Lipscomb
• Went a perfect 11-for-11 at the free throw line last week
• Added 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and made all eight of her free-throw attempts versus Murray State
• Scored a career-high 24 points with six assists, five rebounds and five made three-pointers against Lipscomb
• Earned her second Big Ten Player of the Week award, her first at Indiana
• Last Indiana Player of the Week: Mackenzie Holmes (Feb. 20, 2023)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Caitlin Clark, Sr., G, IOWA: Tallied 29.5 points, 6.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in a 1-1 week for Iowa, featuring 35 points against Drake for her 39th career game with 30-plus points, surpassing Kelsey Plum to become the NCAA leader
Makenna Marisa, Sr.+, G, PSU: Recorded 24.5 points, 6.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds last week as the Nittany Lions picked up a pair of wins, including a 34-point outing against Kansas to tie for second all-time in career 30-point games (8) at Penn State
Alexis Markowski, Jr., C/F, NEB: Posted 22.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game with a .780 free-throw percentage as Nebraska split a pair of games last week

Freshman of the Week
Rashunda Jones, Purdue
G – South Bend, Ind. – South Bend Washington – Major: Sports Marketing
• Came off the bench to score 20 points in Purdue’s victory over Texas A&M
• She is the first Boilermaker rookie to put up 20 points in a game since the 2017-18 season
• Went 8-of-11 from the field and 4-of-6 at the line
• Added a pair of rebounds and one block
• Received her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Madison Layden (Jan. 25, 2021)