Maryland freshman center Diamond Stone has been named Big Ten Player of the Week after averaging 25 points and eight rebounds in wins over Penn State and Northwestern last week.

Stone also picked up the league’s freshman of the week honors, which wasn’t surprising considering his historic performance in the 70-64 win over the Nittany Lions last Wednesday. Stone set the school’s freshman record with 39 points, which eclipsed the previous single-game mark of 33 scored by Joe Smith in 1993. Stone also set school records for free throws made (19) and attempted (25).

Stone had a strong follow-up performance in Maryland’s 72-59 win over Northwestern on Saturday, finishing with 10 points (on 4-of-4 shooting) and two blocks. Stone, who has come off the bench in each of the last seven games, is averaging 13.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game this season.

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After Maryland hosts Rutgers on Wednesday, the Milwaukee native will have a homecoming of sorts next Saturday when the Terrapins travel to Wisconsin. That game will be played at 1 p.m. Eastern, the league also announced on Monday.

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