Bryce McGowens earns Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honor

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(Lincoln) -- For the second time in three weeks, Nebraska’s Bryce McGowens was honored as Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.

McGowens averaged 20.0 points on 50 percent shooting in helping the Huskers to a perfect 2-0 record last week. Nebraska enter this week’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge riding a four-game win streak. The 6-foot-7 guard from Pendleton, S.C., had 18 point six rebounds and four assists in NU’s win over Tennessee Tech and followed up that performance with 22 points, eight boards and four assists in the 83-70 win over South Dakota on Saturday. McGowens leads all Big Ten freshman in scoring (17.7 ppg) and ranks second in rebounding (6.9 rpg). McGowens is the first Husker men’s basketball player to earn multiple weekly freshman honors since Shavon Shields in 2012-13.

Nebraska returns to action on Wednesday, December 1st, as the Huskers travel to NC State. Tipoff is set for 6:15 p.m. on ESPNU.

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