Turner Turns a Triple

By Jason Priestas on November 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Evan Turner is your Big Ten Player of the Week for the third consecutive week, this time sharing the award with Northwestern's John Shurna:

Evan Turner collects his third-consecutive weekly honor after etching his name in Ohio State lore while leading the No. 18 Ohio State men’s basketball team to a pair of wins last week. On Tuesday, the junior guard recorded Ohio State's third all-time triple double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists to propel the Scarlet and Gray past Lipscomb, 84-64. The Chicago native now owns two triple-doubles on the year, making him one of just 34 NCAA student-athletes all-time to record multiple triple-doubles in a single season.

With the effort against the Bisons, he also becomes the first Buckeye to open the season with five-consecutive double-double performances since Clark Kellogg accomplished the feat in 1980. Turner continued his scoring prowess in Saturday's contest against St. Francis, adding 16 in OSU's 110-47 rout over the Red Flash, becoming the 44th Buckeye in program history to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau. On the week, Turner averaged nine rebounds, eight assists and 16 points on 71.4 percent shooting.

I would say this is getting old. But it's not.