Dec. 23, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- University of Michigan men's basketball freshman guard Zak Irvin (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern HS) was named the Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week today (Monday, Dec. 23) by the conference office. It is the second career conference accolade for Irvin, who shared the honor with Indiana's Noah Vonleh.
Coming off the bench in the Wolverines' only game of the week against Stanford (Dec. 21) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Irvin finished the game with 12 points as he when 4-for-8 from three-point range and tied a career best with six rebounds in 18 minutes. His three-pointer with 11:19 remaining in the first half helped-M build a lead over the Cardinal that it would not relinquish in the 68-65 win. It was Irvin's fourth double-digit scoring output of the season.
For the season, Irvin has come off the bench in all 11 games, averaging 16.8 minutes, 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest. He is shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 40.8 on three-pointers. Over his last five games, he has shot 51.8 percent (18-for-27) from long range.
The Maize and Blue returns home to Ann Arbor to take on Holy Cross next Saturday (Dec. 28). Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423