The Iowa males’s basketball crew swept the person awards this week within the Huge Ten Convention. For the second straight week, freshman middle Owen Freeman was named freshman of the week. This week he was joined by graduate switch Ben Krikke, who was named Huge Ten Participant of the Week.
Krikke averaged 24.5 factors and 7 rebounds, whereas capturing 66 p.c from the sphere (21-of-32) in a pair of video games at No. 8 Creighton and Arkansas State. Freeman averaged 7.5 factors, 2.5 blocks and two rebounds, whereas capturing 55 p.c (6-of-11) from the ground.
It’s the first time because the 2019-20 season that Iowa has swept the Huge Ten weekly honors (Luka Garza (Participant), CJ Fredrick (Freshman). Freeman, in the meantime, is the primary Hawkeye freshman to earn the excellence in consecutive weeks.
Krikke opened the week by making 11-of-18 subject targets en path to a game-high 24 factors in opposition to the Bluejays within the Gavitt Tipoff Video games in Omaha. He adopted it up by scoring a season-high 25 factors, making 10-of-14 subject targets and grabbing a game-high 9 rebounds in a house victory over Arkansas State. Krikke additionally had a career-high 4 steals and three blocks in opposition to the Crimson Wolves.
In 4 video games, the Valparaiso switch is main the crew in scoring, averaging 20 factors, 6.5 rebounds and two steals per sport, whereas capturing 61.8 p.c from the sphere. He’s second within the Huge Ten in steals, third in subject objective proportion and fourth in scoring.
In his first collegiate street sport, Freeman had three blocked pictures and scored eight factors in simply 14 minutes at No. 8 Creighton. He completed with seven factors, three rebounds and two blocks in 10 minutes within the house win over Arkansas State.
Freeman is averaging 9.3 factors, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in his first 4 collegiate video games. He’s capturing 60.9 p.c from the ground, making 14-of-23 subject objective makes an attempt.
Krikke’s Participant of the Week honor is his first Huge Ten recognition and third honor of his profession. He was twice named the Missouri Valley Convention Participant of the Week in the course of the 2022-23 season.