Dec. 12, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball freshman guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday (Dec. 12). It is the second time this season Burke has been given the conference accolade after earning his first on Nov. 28.
Burke helped U-M to a 90-80 win over Oakland at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the Wolverines' only game of the week on Saturday (Dec. 10). He closed the game with a career-best 20 points after going 7-for-11 from the field, including three long-range buckets. In fact, Burke helped U-M to a 58-point second half and to pull away for the win as he was near perfect in the second half, scoring 13 points and going 4-for-4 from the field, 2-for-2 from long range and 3-for-4 from the free throw line.
In addition to his scoring, Burke tied a career high with nine assists, with seven coming in the second half, along with grabbing two rebounds, a steal and a block in 38 minutes of action. So far in his first season, Burke is averaging 12.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
The Wolverines will return to Crisler Arena to begin a five-game homestand when they host Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (Dec. 13). The contest will be televised live on ESPNU and webcast on ESPN3.com.
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