Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III sweep B1G weekly honors as Michigan dominates opening week of league play
ANN ARBOR -- Yeah, it was that kind of week for the Michigan basketball team.
After embarrassing Northwestern on the road and dominating Iowa at home four days later, Michigan standouts Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III reaped the rewards.
Burke was named the Big Ten's Player of the Week on Monday, while Robinson was given the conference's Freshman of the Week honors -- giving No. 2 Michigan a clean sweep of the conference's weekly awards for the first time this season.
For Burke, Monday marked his third career B1G Player of the Week honor, and second of the season. He was masterful against both Northwestern and Iowa, averaging 21 points and 8.5 assists in both victories. He had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 17-3 in both games.
Burke still leads the Big Ten in assists at 113 (7.5 per game) on the season. He's also third in the league in scoring at 18.3 points per game.
As for Robinson, the 6-foot-6 freshman posted his first career double-double against the Hawkeyes on Sunday, posting 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 28-point victory.
Robinson averaged 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists last week vs. Northwestern and the Hawkeyes. He shot 70.6 percent from the field in both games.
Together with Nik Stauskas and Mitch McGary, Robinson has helped Michigan capture five of the possible nine B1G Freshman of the Week awards this season.
The Wolverines have had a player win either player or freshman award in seven of the season's opening nine weeks.
No. 2 Michigan (15-0, 2-0) welcomes Nebraska to Crisler Center on Wednesday (7 p.m., Big Ten Network). A Wolverine win would match the best start in school history.
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