Nix Named Big Ten Player Of The Week
Derrick Nix earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor, the conference office announced, on Monday, Dec. 24. The senior center averaged 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of Spartan victories, including scoring a career-high 25 points against Texas.
In Saturday’s 67-56 win over Texas, Nix turned in his third career double-double, and the second in his last three games, adding 11 rebounds to his career-high 25 points. He also recorded a career-high four steals in a career-high 32 minutes. Nix was efficient in the win, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field, and 11-of-13 from the foul line. He opened the week with nine points and eight rebounds in a 64-53 win at Bowling Green.
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