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Andre Almeida tied career bests in scoring and rebounding last week.
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
          Release: 12/03/2012
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Almeida Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Lincoln -- Senior Andre Almeida was honored Monday as the Big Ten's Player of the Week following his performance against Wake Forest in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Almeida collected his first career double-double with 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in the Huskers' 79-63 win at Wake Forest. Almeida hit 9-of-10 shots from the floor in matching his career high while also blocking three shots in the win. Almeida became the first Big Ten player since 2009 to score 20 points on 90 percent shooting and grab 10 rebounds.

It is Almeida's first conference player-of-the week honor and the first time a Husker has earned the Big Ten Player of the Week since Brandon Richardson last January.

The Huskers return to action this evening, as they host USC at the Devaney Center. Tickets, which start at $5, are available by visiting Huskers.com, calling 800-8-BIGRED or at the Devaney Center Ticket Office beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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