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Gatens, Logic earn Big Ten honors

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 28, 2012 6:30 AM

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Iowa basketball players Matt Gatens and Sam Logic were named Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday.

Gatens received the nod on the men's side in recognition of his recent red-hot scoring tear. The senior guard averaged 27.5 points per game over his last two contests, including a career-high 33 against No. 16 Wisconsin on Feb. 23.

That average doesn't take into account the 30 points he scored against Indiana on Feb. 19. Gatens has made 19 of his 26 3-point attempts over the past three games, a 73 percent clip.

Gatens' award is the first of his career; he's the first Iowa player to earn the weekly nod since Jake Kelly in March 2009.

Logic was named both Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week. It is the third-straight week in which she's pulled in the latter honor and marks her second Player of the Week award in three opportunities.

The Wisconsin native recorded just the fourth triple-double in Iowa women's history in Sunday's win over Michigan. The 13-point, 13-rebound, 11-assist performance was the first triple-double in the Big Ten this year.

She added 17 points and 10 rebounds against Northwestern on Feb. 23; the freshman has tallied four consecutive double-doubles.

— by Seth Roberts


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