SPORTS SHORTS: Gustafson grabs second weekly honor
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Gustafson averaged 26 points, 10 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks while shooting 74.2 percent from the field in two games last week for the Hawkeyes. She had 34 points and nine rebounds in a loss to No. 13 Florida State, going 15-for-18 from the floor.
Gustafson added her eighth double-double in nine games, putting up 18 points and 11 boards, in Sunday’s win over Samford.
The Hawkeyes head to Ames on Wednesday night for a 6:30 p.m. showdown with Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series clash inside Hilton Coliseum.
Two Cyclones score Big 12 awards
IRVING, Texas — The Iowa State women’s basketball team went 0-for-2 on the court last week but was 2-for-2 in the Big 12 Conference’s weekly awards.
Cyclone junior guard Bridget Carleton was named the league’s Co-Player of the Week and freshman guard Madison Wise was selected as Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
This marks the second Player of the Week honor for Carleton this season and fifth overall. She also was the league’s Freshman of the Week five times in 2015-16.
Carleton averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.5 steals per game as the Cyclones lost on the road to Drake and Vanderbilt last week.
Wise garnered her first weekly honor from the Big 12, contributing 11 points and 3 rebounds per game.
UNI’s Koch collects conference laurel
CEDAR FALLS — A career-high scoring performance helped Northern Iowa senior forward Bennett Koch earn the Missouri Valley Conference’s men’s basketball Player of the Week award.
Koch poured in 30 points as UNI defeated UNLV 77-68 in overtime last week, going 10-for-19 from the field and 10-of-13 at the free-throw line against the previously unbeaten Runnin’ Rebels.
Koch leads the Panthers in scoring average (17 points per game), field-goal percentage (.635), free-throw percentage (.808) and blocked shots (9) so far this season.