Yogi Ferrell earns second Big Ten Player of the Week award #iubb

It took three full years at Indiana before Yogi Ferrell received his first Big Ten Player of the Week nod.

Now, in the span of the last month, Ferrell has won the honor twice.

The conference announced Monday that Ferrell is the latest recipient of its weekly award, highlighting the senior point guard’s outstanding performance in Thursday’s second-half rout at Illinois.

Ferrell led Indiana with 27 points, while dishing five assists and grabbing five rebounds against the Illini in IU’s only game of the week. Ferrell converted 11 of his 18 field goal attempts, including five 3-pointers.

Thursday’s game in Champaign, Ill. also marked a special occasion for Ferrell, who set the IU career record with his 131st consecutive start. All the while, Ferrell helped the Hoosiers to their 13th conference win and put the team on its path to a share of the Big Ten title, which Indiana can win outright with a win Tuesday at Iowa or Sunday against Maryland.

That contest will represent Senior Day for Ferrell, who also received the Big Ten’s Player of the Week honor on Jan. 25. Troy Williams was the last IU player to win the weekly award, earning a co-honor last week.

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  1. Nice job of bouncing back for Yogi. Struggled for a handful of games, then came right back out firing. Thought maybe the minutes played were getting to him. He’s a tank.

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