For the second time in his career and first time this season, Trey Burke earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors. One of the most amazing stats mentioned in the mgoblue.com press release, excerpted below, is his 43 assists to just 6 turnovers in his last six games—that's an assist-to-turnover ratio of more than 7 to 1.
Burke averaged 23.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals, shot 71.4 percent from the field (20-for-28) and 50.0 percent (4-for-8) from long range in wins over Binghamton (Dec. 11) and West Virginia (Dec. 15).
Opening up the week against Binghamton, Burke's 19 point, five assists and four rebounds helped U-M to the 67-39 victory. He finished the game 8-for-12 from the field, including three long range buckets in 30 minutes of action. Closing the week, Burke guided U-M to its third victory in New York City after an 81-66 win over West Virginia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He scored a season-best 27 points after finishing with a new career high for field goals as he was 12-for-16 from the field. He added eight assists with zero turnovers, five rebounds and tied a career-best three steals in 38 minutes of action.
For the season, Burke is averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game, while shooting 53.5 percent from the field. He is the only Wolverine to score in double figures in all 11 games and has four 20-plus point games. He recorded his first career 10-plus assist game and first career double-double with 18 points and 11 assists against N.C. State (Nov. 27) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Over his last six games he has 43 assists to just six turnovers.
The last time Michigan was ranked #2 was in mid-January 1993.