Shields wins Big Ten honor

Nebraska sophomore guard Shavon Shields has won the first Big Ten Conference Player of the Week award of the season. The Olathe, Kansas native scored a game-high 28 points in Nebraska's 79-55 season-opening win over 2013 Sweet 16 participant Florida Gulf Coast.

Shields shot 61.5 percent (8-for-13) from the field and was 12-for-12 from the free throw line. He also pulled down six rebounds and dished out three assists against zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

His 28 points were the most by a Big Ten player during the opening weekend of the season and the most for a Nebraska player in a season opener since 2008. it was Shields' first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor. The last Nebraska Player of the Week was Andre Almeida (Dec. 3, 2012).

The Big Ten Freshman of the Week is Noah Vonleh of Indiana. The 6-10 forward produced a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in his first college game, helping Indiana post a 100-72 win over Chicago State.

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