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Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

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The sophomore nets an award after his huge game against Minnesota.

NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Minnesota Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh off a week that saw him average 19.5 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game in wins over Michigan and Minnesota, Wisconsin sophomore forward Ethan Happ was named a Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Monday.

During Sunday’s 78-76 overtime win against Minnesota, Happ scored 28 points and added 12 rebounds, six assists and five blocks. In doing so, he became the first Power Five conference player since 2003 to post a 25-point, 10-rebound, five-assist, five-block game. He was also the first Badgers player since 2013 to score 20 or more points in a half.

That monster stat line followed his 11-point, six-rebound, three-assist effort in Wisconsin’s 68-64 win over Michigan at the Kohl Center on Tuesday.

Happ was also named to the Oscar Robertson Most Outstanding NCAA Men’s Basketball Player watch list on Monday, alongside Purdue center Caleb Swanigan. Previous winners include Frank Kaminsky, who received the award after the 2014-15 season.