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Sophomore Miles Bridges had a big hand in a pair of victories last week for the Michigan State men’s basketball team. He received a big honor, as a result.

Bridges earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors, averaging 22.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in victories over Iowa and Purdue. He hit the winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining to clinch a 68-65 victory over the Boilermakers on Saturday, a victory that helped carry the Spartans to the No. 2 spot in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll, and No. 1 in the coaches poll.

It is Bridges’ second Big Ten Player of the Week honor this season.

Bridges scored 25 in a 96-93 victory at Iowa, then added 20 in the victory over Purdue. Bridges has reached at least 20 points in 10 games this season.

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Illinois guard Trent Frazier was the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Minnesota’s Destiny Pitts, a former Detroit Country Day star, was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week in women’s basketball after averaging 17.5 points and seven rebounds in a pair of victories.

It’s the sixth Big Ten weekly freshman honor for Pitts, who has made an immediate impact for the Golden Gophers.

She scored 18 — 13 coming in the first quarter — in a victory over Purdue, and added 17 in a victory Sunday over Penn State.

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