The University of Minnesota earned consecutive Big Ten honors on Monday when center Mo Walker was named player of the week, seven days after guard Andre Hollins got the nod.
The starting big man compiled 33 points and 13 rebounds in two games last week, including a 22-point, seven-rebound, three-block performance in a 92-56 win over North Dakota.
Walker, who was honored for the first time in his career, is averaging 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds on the year, and has blocked a team-high 18 shots. His 63.5 percent shooting ranks fifth in the league so far this year.
The Gophers have had back-to-back Players of the Week just once before -- in 2002, when Travarus Bennett (Jan. 28) and Rick Rickert (Feb. 4) were named in consecutive weeks.