Jeff Horner Garners Big Ten Honors

Jeff Horner filled up the box score by averaging 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists while playing all but one minute during a 1-1 road trip to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors.

The sophomore guard connected on 67 percent of his field goal attempts, including 62 percent from three-point range, and knocked down the game-winner with two seconds left in double overtime at Indiana.

The Iowa native opened the week by pouring in 21 points on 64 percent shooting (7-of-11), including hitting five-of-eight three-pointers, and adding six rebounds while playing all 40 minutes at Michigan State. He surpassed the 20-point mark for the fifth time in seven games after scoring no more than 13 points in his first 12 contests of the season.

On Saturday, Horner guided the Hawkeyes to a crucial road victory in Conference action as he posted his second double-double on the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds while adding six assists at Indiana. He played 49 of the 50 minutes of the double-overtime thriller, including every minute of the second half and both extra sessions.

His tenth rebound of the game came on the offensive glass with 18 seconds left in double-overtime to set up the game-winning shot, as he drove to the basket and hit a twisting layup for the victory.

The 6-3 standout is now one of only two Conference guards to boast a pair of point-rebound double-doubles this season along with Northwestern's Jitim Young. Horner collects the first Big Ten Player of the Week award of his career, as he is the second Hawkeye to be honored this season along with fellow-sophomore Greg Brunner (December 1).


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