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Ferrell shares conference honor

Tuesday may be Senior Night, but an IU freshman earned an award for his recent heroics Monday morning.

Freshman guard Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell was named Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week, sharing the honor with Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker.

Ferrell also took home the honor for his play in the season’s opening week.

In IU’s Saturday win against Iowa, a win that would end up clinching a share of the Big Ten regular season title, Ferrell posted a career-high 19 points. Despite 2-of-10 shooting, he also had 10 points in IU’s loss to Minnesota last Tuesday.

Trevor Mbakwe, who once played for IU Coach Tom Crean and led the Golden Gophers’ upset of IU, was named conference player of the week.

A five-star recruit from Park, Ferrell has started every game this season for IU, averaging 7.8 points per game and 4.4 assists this season.

In other award news, junior guard Victor Oladipo and sophomore forward Cody Zeller were each named to the list of 14 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Trophy.

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