The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team only played one game last week but it was still enough for point guard D’Mitrik Trice to earn B1G Player of the Week honors. Trice shared the award with Minnesota Golden Gophers sophomore guard Gabe Kalscheur.
D'Mitrik Trice of @BadgerMBB claims Co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career after posting a new career-high 31 points in a win vs. Milwaukee https://t.co/b87i49Ndiz pic.twitter.com/jDup3tudJM— Big Ten Men's Hoops (@B1GMBBall) December 23, 2019
Trice scored a career-high 31 points against Milwaukee in the Badgers 19-point victory. Junior center Nate Reuvers added a career-high tying 22 points as Wisconsin turned on the jets in the second half to blow out the Panthers.
Courtesy of the B1G press release: Trice became the 24th Badger in school history to score 31 points in a game, and the first since Ethan Happ last season against Xavier (Jan. 11, 2019). In addition to his 31 points, also posted season highs in field goals (11), field goal attempts (14), 3-point field goals (five), free throws (four) and free throw attempts (six).
This was the fifth time this season that Trice had scored in double figures and the first time he has earned a B1G Player of the Week award. He’s the second Badger to win a conference player of the week award this year as Reuvers won it during the first week of the season for his performance against Saint Mary’s.
Armaan Franklin of Indiana and D.J. Carton of Ohio State shared B1G Freshman of the Week for their roles in helping the Hoosiers and Buckeyes beat the Fighting Irish and Kentucky Wildcats respectively.
The Badgers are back in action on Saturday in Knoxville against a Tennessee Volunteers team that just dropped out of the rankings.