Richardson Earns Big Ten Honors

By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations
By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations

Lincoln -- Brandon Richardson became the Huskers' first-ever Big Ten weekly award winner in basketball, as he was the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Monday.

Richardson had a career night at Iowa last Thursday, scoring 25 points on 9-of-10 shooting and adding six rebounds and five assists in the Huskers' 79-73 win in Iowa City. Richardson was 6-of-7 from 3-point range, as his six 3-pointers were the most by a Husker since the 2006-07 season, while his 25-point night easily surpassed his previous season (15 vs. Central Michigan) and career (20 at Texas Tech on Jan. 22, 2011) bests. Richardson set season highs in points, rebounds and 3-pointers in the Huskers' win. He also had six points in Nebraska's 12-2 second-half run to take control and earn the program's first win in Iowa City since 1941.

The Huskers return to action on Thursday night when Nebraska faces Northwestern with a 6 p.m. tipoff.

Courtesy: NU Media Relations


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