Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 2/18/13
Trey Burke didn't have the best start to his week, but apparently, his strong finish was enough to satisfy voters at Big Ten headquarters. Despite taking part in Michigan's humiliating loss Tuesday to Michigan State, Burke's 29 points, five assists and zero turnovers on Sunday against winless Penn State were enough to get him his third Big Ten Player of the Week award. Burke did finish with 18 points at the Breslin Center, but Indiana coach Tom Crean was confused enough by the choice to ask Big Ten officials on the weekly media conference call if winning were not a criteria for the award. Michigan State's Gary Harris was on the right side of the Breslin Blowout, scoring 17 points in the 75-52 victory. He added 14 points against Nebraska on Saturday and picked up his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week award.
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