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Jan. 18, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio JaQuan Lyle was named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week after posting a triple-double vs. Rutgers last week. He finished the week averaging 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists. Ohio State has tallied the most Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors and the most Big Ten Player of the Week laurels earned by freshmen all-time. The Buckeyes’ 13 freshmen who earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors are one more than Indiana and Ohio State’s 22 Big Ten Freshman of the Week recipients are one more than Indiana and two ahead of Michigan. Jared Sullinger garnered Big Ten FOW honors 12 times, while D’Angelo Russell accomplished the feat seven times and Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas picked up the award once each.

Lyle recorded his first career triple-double, scoring 16 points, grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds and dishing out 11 assists against Rutgers. The triple-double is the fifth recorded in Ohio State history and the second recorded by a freshman after D’Angelo Russell accomplished the feat with 23 points, 11 boards and 11 assists in a 79-60 victory on Feb. 8, 2015 at Rutgers.

Freshmen B1G Players of the Week
Ohio State – 13        Indiana – 12             Michigan – 7

B1G Freshmen of the Week Totals
(started in 2010-11)
Ohio State – 22 — Jared Sullinger (12), D’Angelo Russell (7), Aaron Craft (1),  Deshaun Thomas (1), JaQuan Lyle (1)
Indiana – 21        Michigan – 19