Brandon Richardson
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Richardson Earns Big Ten Honor

By NU Athletic Communications

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.

Richardson, who shared the honor with Michigan State's Draymond Green, became the first Husker to win a conference player-of-the-week award since Aleks Maric on Feb. 4, 2008.

The Huskers return to action on Thursday night when Nebraska faces Northwestern with a 6 p.m. tipoff. Nebraska's next home game is against Minnesota this Sunday, Feb. 5, as tickets for the matchup for the Huskers and Gophers start at $5. For more information, visit, Huskers.com.

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