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Shields earns Big Ten honor

Nebraska freshman Shavon Shields earned his second Big Ten honor of the season Monday when he was tabbed as the conference’s Freshman of the Week for his performance against Iowa.

Shields had 17 points and seven rebounds in Nebraska’s win over Iowa on Saturday, scoring 12 of his points in the second half to help the Huskers overcome a 16-point halftime deficit. That game marked the fifth time in conference play that Shields has reached double figures, and the second time in conference play that he has earned Freshman of the Week honors.

"I think it's Shavon, it's great for our program and it's well-deserved," Nebraska head coach Tim Miles said on the Big Ten teleconference Monday. "Shavon has really come out and embraced what we've been trying to do and he's found ways to be successful and be productive. That says a lot about him, his future and his potential."

He has been at his best in the last two games, averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds. On the season, Shields is averaging 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Shields and Nebraska take on nationally ranked Wisconsin on Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

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