COLUMBUS, Ohio- Junior Evan Turner averaged 29.5 points, 8.5 rebounds 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals with just three turnovers last week in a pair of home wins for the No. 13-ranked Buckeyes over Iowa and Penn State . He connected on 57 percent of his field goals (21-37) while making 17-22 free throws (.773) and playing a full 80 minutes.
Turner tied his career high with 32 points in the win vs. Iowa Sunday to move into the No. 26 spot on the all-time scoring list at Ohio State. In addition to the 32 points, he finished with five assists and seven rebounds vs. the Hawkeyes.
Turner passed John Havlicek and Jerry Siegfried on the all-time Ohio State scoring list with 1,239 points. He now has 61 career games with 10 or more points. He has had 16 games this season with 10 or more points and has scored 20 points or more in 20 career games.
With 22 shots vs. the Hawkeyes, Turner also set a career-high for shots in a game and his scoring effort was the second 30-point game of his career.
Earlier in the week, the Chicago native earned his 21st career double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds against Penn State last Wednesday, adding six assists and three steals. Twenty-two of the 27 points came in the second half as the Buckeyes outlasted a late rally by the Nittany Lions.
This is Turner’s fifth weekly conference award of the season, which ties Glenn Robinson (PUR) for the single-season record. It’s his eighth of Turner’s career, setting the conference career record. This surpasses Robinson’s and Ohio State’s Jim Jackson’s career total of seven.