Beating Villanova put Ohio State in the top 10 and led to its big man getting an award from the conference.
The Big Ten named Kaleb Wesson as its player of the week due to his 10-point, 11-rebound, four-block, three-assist performance in a win against Villanova. While playing 34 minutes without a single foul, he secured his eighth double-double of his career and second of the season.
With a standout performance on both ends, Wesson helped lead the Buckeyes to a 76-51 victory, topping the then-10th-ranked Wildcats.
"Kaleb Wesson's playing as good as I've ever seen him play," Holtmann said after the win. "And that's a credit to him on both ends. So if you have a player that's gifted and talented playing like he's playing, it elevates other people too."
Through three games, all of which have been victories, Wesson has averaged 10.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and two blocks in 32 minutes per game.
Wesson and the 10th-ranked Buckeyes return to action against Stetson at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The game will be televised on Big Ten Network.