Trice named Big Ten player of the week

Michigan State senior guard averaged 21.5 points in two games, including his first career double-double

Coming off a week in which he tied a Michigan State record and posted his first career double-double, senior Travis Trice was honored by the Big Ten office Monday.

The Spartans guard earned Big Ten player of the week for the second time this season (Nov. 17). He averaged 21.5 points per game and seven assists in the two wins for Michigan State at Iowa and against Northwestern.

In the win at Iowa, Trice tied a school record set by Drew Neitzel in 2007 as he hit 7 of 8 3-pointers and had 25 points – his third game with 25 or more points this year.

He followed it up on Sunday in an overtime win against Northwestern with 18 points and 10 assists.

Through four games in conference play, the senior is second in the Big Ten in scoring with an average of 18.8 points per game, while leading the conference with 6.8 assists per game, a 9.0 assist-to-turnover ratio and is tied for first with 2.3 steals per game.

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