Jan. 23, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball freshman guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) earned his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor, as announced by the conference Monday (Jan. 23). For the week, Burke averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.
Burke helped the Wolverines upset ninth-ranked Michigan State, 60-59, on Tuesday (Jan. 17) as he posted his third 20-plus-point game with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field, including three long-range buckets. He added four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in 37 minutes of action.
With Michigan trailing by one point with less than 40 seconds to play, Burke grabbed a rebound, pushed the ball down the court, and passed to senior guard Stu Douglass (Carmel, Ind./Carmel HS) for the winning layup. With 35 seconds left, Burke's rotation on defense forced an errant shot by Draymond Green, giving U-M the victory.
Closing the week, Burke tallied 13 points, tied a career high with seven rebounds, and added six assists, a block and a steal in 39 minutes as the Wolverines nearly completed a 20-point comeback in a 66-64 loss at Arkansas on Saturday (Jan. 21). The thrilling second half ended as Burke's last-second three-point attempt rolled around the rim and fell out.
On the season, Burke is averaging 14.6 points and 4.9 assists per game, which rank 12th and third in the Big Ten, respectively.
This marks the sixth weekly conference honor for the Wolverines this season, five of which belong to Burke. He was named co-Player of the Week on Jan. 2 and received the nod for Freshman of the Week on four occasions. Sophomore guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Miami, Fla./Palmetto Senior HS) earned U-M's other honor as he was named the conference's Player of the Week on Nov. 28.
The Wolverines will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to resume Big Ten play against Purdue on Tuesday (Jan. 24). The game will tip off at 7 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN.
Burke Sweeps Big Ten Player, Freshman Weekly Honors (1/2/2012)
Burke Wins Second Big Ten Conference Weekly Honor (12/12/2011)
Hardaway, Burke Sweep Big Ten Conference Weekly Honors (11/28/2011)
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