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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/13/2023, Last updated: 11/14/2023
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Minnesota and Iowa Score Men's Basketball Weekly Accolades

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Player of the Week

Dawson Garcia, Minnesota

F – Jr. – 6-11 – Savage, Minn. – Prior Lake – Major: Communications

  • Averaged 22.5 points, 10 rebounds, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocked shots in Minnesota’s two season-opening victories

  • Posted 23 points, 10 boards, and six assists to lead the Gophers to a win over Bethune-Cookman

  • Added 22 points, six rebounds, and a pair of blocks in a triumph over UTSA

  • Garners his first career Player of the Week award

  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Payton Willis (Jan. 24, 2022)

Freshman of the Week

Owen Freeman, Iowa

F – 6-10 – Moline, Ill. – Moline – Major: Sport and Recreation Management

  • Averaged 11.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13 minutes per game, as Iowa opened the season with a pair of wins

  • Shot 7-8 from the floor for 14 points in his collegiate debut against North Dakota

  • Garners his first Freshman of the Week award

  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: CJ Fredrick (Jan. 20, 2020)

2023-24 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 13

P: Dawson Garcia, MINN

F: Owen Freeman, IOWA