August 30, 2014

Crawford and Newbill share Big Ten honors

Northwestern’s Drew Crawford and Penn State’s D.J. Newbill have been named Big Ten Co-Players of the Week.

Crawford averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in Northwestern’s road sweep over Wisconsin and Minnesota.

For the week, Crawford shot 66.7% from the field and 55.6% from three-point range.  Against the Badgers, he poured in a season-high 30 points on 10 of 15 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds.

Newbill averaged 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in Penn State’s sweep over Ohio State and Purdue.

It’s the third Big Ten Player of the Week award for Crawford and the first for Newbill.