Raymar Morgan Named Co-Big Ten POW

After his solid effort to lead Michigan State to a crucial win that put them back into the Big Ten conference race, Spartans small forward Raymar Morgan was named co-Big Ten Player Of the Week.

After his solid effort to lead Michigan State to a crucial win that put them back into the Big Ten conference race, Spartans small forward Raymar Morgan was named co-Big Ten Player Of the Week.

Raymar Morgan posted 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Michigan State over No. 3 Purdue in a critical road contest on Sunday.

The performance marked Morgan's second double-double in conference play this season and his highest scoring output since netting 20 tallies against Michigan on Jan. 26.

Overall, the Spartan senior went six-of-nine (.667) from the floor while connecting on four-of-five (.800) attempts from the charity stripe in 32 minutes of action.

The product of Canton, Ohio, also pulled down five offensive rebounds while adding six on the defensive end as MSU overpowered the Boilermakers on the glass, 46-20, in the victory.

Morgan is now averaging 12.5 boards in his last two outings. The win brought Michigan State even with Purdue in the Big Ten standings as each team sits a half game behind Ohio State for the conference lead.

This is the first Player of the Week award for Morgan this season and his fourth overall. He shared the award with Evan Turner of Ohio State.

Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Durrell Summers (Feb. 1, 2010)


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