Iowa stopped again for Big Ten player award
IOWA CITY -- Three consecutive solid performances and three straight wins weren't enough to lift Iowa guard Devyn Marble to at least a share of the Big Ten's player of the week award.
Marble, a junior, has scored 58 points in Iowa's last three games to help Iowa earn its first three-game Big Ten winning streak since 2007. Marble averages a team-high 13.6 points per game.
Michigan guard Trey Burke, who averaged 23.5 points last week in a 23-point loss at Michigan State and an eight-point home win against Penn State, took the league honors for the fourth time this season.
In Sunday's 72-51 win against Minnesota, Marble knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers and a pair of free throws late in the first half to give the Hawkeyes their first lead.
"Some of the shots helped us out, get to the free-throw line, (and allowed me to be) able to create for others," Marble said.
He scored nine of Iowa's final 10 points in a 74-72 win at Penn State.Matt Gatens is Iowa's last player to at least share the award, which he did on Feb. 27, 2012. The last Iowa player to earn outright Big Ten Player of the Week honors was Jake Kelly on March 9, 2009.