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BTP Team of the Week, Feb 24th - March 2nd: Newbill & Sheehey Split Honors

It's finally March and the B1G is getting some individual performances worthy of the insanity for which this month is known.


We're less than a week away from the end of the B1G regular season. Yes, this makes me sad too. But to cheer you up, our staff has voted on last week's top performers just for your reading pleasure. Programming note: next week will be our Team of the Season edition of Team of the Week, and we'll share the full results of this season's voting. For now though, enjoy this:

Co-player of the Week: D.J. Newbill, Penn State - 2 GP, 23 ppg, 3 rpg, 15-32 FG (47%)

Penn State completed their first season sweep of Ohio State since Thad Matta took over the reigns in Columbus, and they have Newbill to thank for both of them. The junior was once again critical to the upset in last Thursday's matchup, leading all scorers with 23 points on just nine shot attempts. He equaled that effort on Sunday against Wisconsin, but the Nittany Lions couldn't quite continue the magic against a red hot Wisconsin team. Newbill is third in the B1G in scoring and he and backcourt mate Tim Frazier have the Nittany Lions playing .500 basketball over their last 10 games after an 0-6 start.

Co-player of the Week: Will Sheehey, Indiana - 2 GP, 24.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 2.5 spg, 21-32 FG (66%)

The B1G's official player of the week, Sheehey had the game of his life against Iowa on Thursday. Newbill shared the honors here (thanks to a successful marketing campaign by a certain BTP writer /whistles) but 30 points in 30 minutes against a top 25 team is pretty dang good. Indiana is back on the right side of the bubble after two wins over top-25 teams last week and Sheehey - not Yogi Ferrell or Noah Vonleh - has been the driving force behind both of them.

Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa - 2 GP, 20.5 ppg, 5 apg, 3.5 spg, 17-34 FG (50%)

Marble continues to find a spot on this team nearly every week, and while he didn't get Player of the Week this time, his efforts to keep Iowa from losing four in a row do not go unrewarded here. His 21 points at home against Purdue saved his team from perhaps slipping onto the bubble with two regular season games to play. Is he the B1G POY? With Michigan State's candidates having missed a few games and Nik Stauskas struggling for a few games, he very well might be.

Austin Hollins, Minnesota - 2 GP, 21.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 14-22 FG (64%)

This sure was a great week for big games. Austin Hollins had a performance you'd expect from teammate Andre Hollins against Iowa in the Barn on Tuesday, going 8-10 from the floor en route to 27 points. His 4-6 shooting from beyond the arc was a welcome surprise from a player that is only connecting on 31% of his threes on the season, and Minnesota helped out their bubble chances tremendously with that win.

Glenn Robinson III, Michigan - 2 GP, 14.5 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg, 13-21 FG (62%)

The Big Pup, as we should all be calling him by now (seriously why the heck aren't we calling him that), hasn't been Michigan's most important player this season, with the emergence of both Stauskas and Caris LeVert relegating him to third scoring option. Of course, that doesn't mean he isn't a great player on his day, as he showed Mackey Arena on Wednesday when he made a game-winner out of a seemingly busted play to give the Wolverines a huge win for their conference title hopes over Purdue.