Nov. 12, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Miami, Fla./Palmetto Senior) of the University of Michigan men's basketball team was named the Big Ten Player of the Week today (Monday, Nov. 12) by the conference office. Hardaway earns his first career conference player of the week accolade after receiving four freshman weekly honors two seasons ago.
In Michigan's regular-season opener against Slippery Rock on Friday (Nov. 9), Hardaway led the Wolverines to a 100-62 victory with 25 points and 10 rebounds, his fourth career double-double performance. The 25-point outing helped him become the 46th Wolverines to score 1,000 career points.
He was 8-for-10 from the field, including a 5-for-5 stat line from long range. Hardaway's five triples tied his career best for three-pointers in a game. He added three assists and a steal in 31 minutes of action.
The Wolverines will return to Crisler Center tonight (Monday, Nov. 12) when they host IUPUI for the first game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. The game will start at 9 p.m. and be televised on ESPNU.
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