Jan. 7, 2013
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- University of Michigan men's basketball sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) and freshman forward Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central HS) were named the Big Ten's Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively, today (Monday, Jan. 7) by the conference office. It marks the second conference accolade this season for Burke and the first for Robinson, who becomes the third Wolverine freshman to receive the weekly honor.
Burke and Robinson helped the Wolverines remain a perfect 15-0 on the season as they guided the Maize and Blue to a pair of Big Ten wins at Northwestern (94-66, Jan. 3) and Iowa (95-67, Jan. 6). The two conference wins marked the first time Michigan has scored 90-plus points in back-to-back Big Ten games since the 1999-2000 season.
For Burke, he closed the week averaging 21.0 points, 8.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals while shooting 61.5 percent (16-for-26) from the field and 55.6 percent (5-for-9) from long range. Beginning the week on the road, he tallied 23 points, five assists and career-best four steals at Northwestern. He finished the game 9-for-16 from the field, tying a career best with four three-pointers. He followed that by recording his third double-double against Iowa with 19 points and a career-best 12 assists. After opening the game missing his first three shots, he closed making seven straight, going 7-for-10 from the field.
For Robinson, he averaged 15.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals, while shooting 70.6 percent from the field (12-for-17). He posted 10 points, going 4-for-4 from the field, five rebounds, two assists and two steals at Northwestern. He followed that by posting his first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Iowa, while adding a career-best three assists. He finished the game with an 8-for-13 night, including five dunks.
Overall, U-M has eight conference accolades this season. Along with Burke's two player of the week honors, Tim Hardaway Jr. (Miami, Fla./Palmetto Senior HS) has one to his credit, while Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) has three freshman of the week awards and Robinson and Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy) each have one.
U-M wraps up its short two-game homestand this Wednesday night (Jan. 9) by hosting Nebraska inside Crisler Center. Tipoff is at 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Tickets are still available for the contest.
Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423