Men's Basketball

    Wright Earns Big Ten Player of the Week

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    January 5, 2004

    Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana sophomore guard Bracey Wright was named Big Ten Player of the Week for the second time this season it was announced by the Conference. Wright averaged 27 points during a 1-1 week, including the biggest scoring explosion by a Big Ten player in more than seven years.

    The Colony, Texas, native returned to his home state to face North Texas, which is located 20 minutes from his hometown, and broke loose for a career-high 39 points in a nine-point victory. Wright hit his first nine field goal attempts and scored 28 points in the first half, the best performance by an Indiana player in one half of play since Damon Bailey scored 30 points in the second half of a game at Kansas on December 22, 1993. He is the first Conference standout to score 39 or more points since fellow-Hoosier Andre Patterson tallied 39 points against Duke on November 29, 1996. Wright connected on nine of his 15 shots from the field against the Mean Green, including hitting six-of-eight three-pointers, while adding seven rebounds, five assists and a career-best four steals. He followed that performance with 15 points and five boards in a close loss to Temple.

    Wright has now scored in double-figures in 14 straight games dating back to last season and is currently ranked second in the League with 22.2 points per outing. He earns the fourth Big Ten Player of the Week honor of his career, as he nabbed the award on December 15 and was chosen twice as a freshman.



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