Nov. 13, 2006
Ron Lewis, Ohio State
Sr., G, Columbus, Ohio/Brookhaven
Lewis claims his first Big Ten Player of the Week accolade after capturing MVP honors and leading Ohio State to the BCA Classic title with victories over VMI, Loyola-Chicago and Kent State last weekend. The Columbus, Ohio, native averaged 20 points in the event, knocking down 56 percent of his shots (19-of-34). He was also 10-of-19 (.526) from the three-point arc and 12-of-14 (.857) from the free throw line. In an 87-75 victory over Loyola-Chicago, Lewis tallied his first double-double as a Buckeye with 27 points and 11 rebounds. He closed out the weekend totaling 60 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and two steals in three games of action. Ohio State earns its first regular-season tournament since December 1998 when the Buckeyes won the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico.