Dec. 27, 2004
Terence Dials, Ohio State
Jr , C, Youngstown, Ohio/Boardman
Dials boosted the Buckeyes past Mercer, 102-77, by producing a career-high 29 points and 13 rebounds to earn his second consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week accolade. He made 12 field goals, a career best, on 15 attempts (.800) from the field, while also hitting 5-of-7 free throws. Dials posted his second double-double in three games and fifth of his career, while also reaching double figures for the eighth time this season. He is now tied for the team lead in scoring while ranking 10th in the Conference with a 14.9 average. Dials also ranks third in the League with a career-high 7.8 rebounds per game. The 6-9 center from Youngstown, Ohio becomes the first Conference player to earn back-to-back weekly honors since Wisconsin’s Kirk Penney, who was named Player of the Week on Dec. 24, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2001. He is the first Buckeye to earn consecutive honors since Scoonie Penn in 1999 (2/15, 2/22).