Alando Tucker = Big Ten Player of the Week

Badger senior guard/forward leads the Big Ten with a 21.2 per game scoring average. He now can add another BT Player of the Week award, also.

Wisconsin senior forward Alando Tucker was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the Conference announced today. Tucker led UW to a pair of home victories last week over UW-Milwaukee and Pitt, averaging 26.0 points in the two wins.

Tucker tallied a season-high 32 points in leading the Badgers to an 89-75 victory over No. 2/2 Pittsburgh last Saturday. Against the Panthers, the senior forward went 10-of-17 from the field (.588) and reached 30-plus points for the second time in his career. He also added 10 rebounds to claim his eighth career double-double while Wisconsin knocked off its first second-ranked team since defeating No. 2 Minnesota, 66-65, on March 8, 1997.

Earlier in the week, Tucker led the Badgers in a 68-49 win over UW-Milwaukee, tallying 20 points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists. He has now scored 20 or more points in four consecutive games and has averaged 21.2 points against ranked opponents in his career (18 games).

Tucker, who currently leads the Big Ten in scoring (21.2 ppg), earns his third career weekly accolade after also being honored on Nov. 21, 2005 and Feb. 20, 2006.

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