Landry Nets Conference Honor

Although there were plenty of viable candidates from the Wisconsin roster, only senior Marcus Landry emerges from the pack to claim a top award, being selected to the Big Ten's Second Team by the conference's 11 coaches.

MADISON – Proud to end his career at Wisconsin a couple of championships and, more importantly, a degree, senior Marcus Landry is leaving with another award to add to his impressive resume.

One day after ending his career with a resounding win over Indiana on Senior Day, Landry was named to the second-team by the coaches and to the third team by the media.

It was the first time in eight seasons under UW head coach Bo Ryan that the Badgers did not have a player selected to the first team.

Landry started all 30 games for Wisconsin and led the Badgers in scoring (12.7 ppg) and in blocks (33) while shooting 50 percent (149-for-298) from the field. Landry, the 2008 Big Ten Tournament MVP, became the 33rd player in UW history to eclipse the 1,000-point barrier, led the team in scoring nine times and has appeared in 102 straight games.

Junior Trevon Hughes, after finishing second of the team with 11.9 points per game and led the team with 87 assists, 44 steals (but 57 turnovers), and senior Joe Krabbenhoft, who led the team with 201 rebounds, were selected as honorable mention by the media.

Hughes was an unanimous selection while Krabbenhoft was just chosen by the media, a big surprise considering all the praise he was given this year by opposing coaches.

Michigan State's Kalin Lucas was the unanimous pick as the Big Ten's Player of the year, the first Spartan to win the award since Morris Peterson in 2000.

The All-Big Ten's first team picks were all unanimous between the coaches and the media – Michigan's Manny Harris, Michigan State's Kalin Lucas, Ohio State's Evan Turner, Penn State's Talor Battle and Purdue's Jujan Johnson.

Turner was a unanimous pick by the media and coaches. Lucas was a unanimous pick of the coaches. All five of the first-team selections are sophomores.

Battle grabbed the league scoring title, averaging 17.3 points per game, beating Harris by 0.2 points.

MSU's Tom Izzo was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by the coaches after leading the Spartans to their first outright conference title since 1999, and Penn State's Ed DeChellis was named the coach of the year by the media, the first Nittany Lion coach ever to win the award after matching the program record for regular season wins.

MSU's Travis Walton was named the conference's defensive player of the year. No Badgers were selected to the team this season after UW had two representatives on the team last season.

Ohio State freshman B.J. Mullens was named the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year, who averaged 9.9 points off the bench for the Buckeyes while his teammates, William Buford, was named the Freshman of the Year, the second Buckeye in the last three years.


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