IUWBB: Buss named Big Ten Player of the Week

Indiana sophomore guard Tyra Buss was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

Buss, from Mt. Carmel, Ill., averaged 20.5 points, 6.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game in Indiana’s two games last week, including a team-high 24 points in a win over No. 18 Michigan State last Wednesday.

This is Buss’ first overall conference player of the week award. She was twice named Big Ten Freshman of the Week during the 2014-15 season.  No IU women’s basketball player has won the Big Ten’s weekly award since Aulani Sinclair on Dec. 17, 2012.

Buss has scored in double figures in every game this season and in 22-straight games dating back to last season. That is the longest streak for an IU player since Quacy Barnes scored in double digits in 37-straight games from 1996-98.

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  1. This is a terrific honor for Tyra and the IU program. Her play this year has been very steady to say the least. She is a mentally tough kid who has taken a physical beating this year as each opponent has concentrated on stoping her. Her true competitive nature has served her well and the IU program has benefitted well because of it.

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