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Kaminsky, Hayes Net Big Ten Honors Post Michigan Win

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Kaminsky and Nigel Hayes added another notch in their personal belts this week.

Kaminsky, who took over the game midway through the second half and propelled Wisconsin to a Big Ten conference win in Michigan this weekend, shared the player of the week award with Nebraksa’s Terran Petteway.

Petteway of course was the big proponent in Nebraska’s upset win in Lansing over the No. 9 ranked Spartans.

The Wisconsin junior, Kaminsky, earned his first career double-double on Sunday at Michigan, pouring in a game-high 25 points, on 11-of-16 (.687) shooting and adding 11 rebounds.

Going back, in what was a big week for the Badgers, Kaminsky averaged 21.0 points per game – both in Badgers victories.

He pushed through 17 points, going a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw stripe and added six rebounds in a win against Minnesota on Feb. 13. Combined with his performance at Michigan, Kaminsky shot 60-percent from the field and just shy of 92-percent from the free throw line.

Kaminsky ranks fourth in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.544) and second among all Badgers in scoring (13.0). After his 11-rebound effort on Sunday, the junior now leads the team in rebounds per game (6.2).

Hayes, who averaged just under 10-points per game this week, earned his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award.

In doing so, he became the first player in Big Ten history to earn the honor in back-to-back weeks.

Tags: Big Ten Big Ten Basketball Big Ten Honors Frank Kaminsky Nigel Hayes Player Of The Week Wisconsin Badgers Basketball

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