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Indiana's Yogi Ferrell wins first ever Big Ten Player of the Week award

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It's hard to believe Ferrell hadn't ever had a week deserving of the honor, but he gets the nod after two blow out home wins and garnering the Hoosiers' all time assist record.

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It took him four years, but Yogi Ferrell finally has his first ever Big Ten Player of the Week award.

Indiana's senior superstar point guard dropped 33 points and 15 assists over two home games against Illinois and Northwestern in which the Hoosiers outscored the Land of Lincoln teams by a combined *66* points. And while others, such of Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff might have had deserving cases to garner the award again, Ferrell's achievement of breaking Michael Lewis' career assist record at Indiana likely made it a opportune time for the conference to dish the award to Indiana's dime king for the first time.

Tom Crean's talked extensively about Ferrell's emergence as a leader over the course of Indiana's 12-game win streak, one that's now second-best in the nation behind UAB. He even let him take over the huddle for a timeout against Northwestern on Saturday.

Indiana returns to the floor tomorrow at 7pm, when they'll take on Wisconsin in Madison on ESPN.