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MSU's Bridges wins fourth Big Ten freshman honor

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges throws down a dunk in the first half of Sunday's win over Michigan.

East Lansing – Michigan State’s Miles Bridges was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday, the fourth time this season he has earned that honor.

Bridges scored 33 points in an 84-73 loss to Purdue early in the week, establishing a single-game scoring record at Michigan State for a freshman and surpassing the 32 points Scott Skiles scored back in 1983. Bridges also had seven rebounds and four blocks against the Boilermakers.

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On Sunday, Bridges had 15 points, 13 rebounds and a pair of blocks in a 70-62 victory over Michigan. It was the fourth double-double of the season for Bridges.

He continues to lead Michigan State in scoring at 16.3 points a game as well as rebounding by grabbing 8.5 per game. His 26 blocks this season are second to the 44 by Nick Ward, who has been named the Big Ten’s top freshman three times.

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