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Vince Edwards Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

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The freshman gets his second FOTW honor.

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Per the official press release from Chris Forman and Purdue athletics:

Purdue's Vince Edwards has been named the Big Ten Conference's Freshman of the Week for the second time this season, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Edwards becomes the second player in school history (Bryson Scott last year) to win two Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolades. The award dates to the 2010-11 season.

Edwards helped the Boilermakers to a pair of Big Ten Conference wins last week with victories over Minnesota (72-68) and Michigan (64-51). Purdue is one of four teams to start the Big Ten season unbeaten and Purdue is 2-0 in league play for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

While battling the effects of the flu last week, Edwards scored eight points with four rebounds and three assists in the win over Minnesota on Dec. 31. He then dominated the second half against Michigan, almost outscoring and outrebounding the Wolverines single-handedly in the final 20 minutes, en route to the 13-point victory. Edwards tallied 16 points with six rebounds and two assists against no turnovers in 32 minutes. He scored 14 of his points and grabbed five of his rebounds in the second half. Michigan scored 18 points and had seven rebounds in the final 20 minutes on Saturday.

For the season, Edwards is averaging 10.6 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 56.2 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from three-point range and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. He owns a 1.70 (34:20) assist-to-turnover ratio and is the only freshman in the country to average 10.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.0 APG and shoot over 50.0 percent from the field.

He also won the award on Nov. 17 after averaging 19.5 PPG and 8.0 RPG in wins over Samford and IUPUI to start the season.

Edwards and his teammates will travel to Wisconsin to take on the No. 4-ranked Badgers on Wednesday night, tipping off at 7 PM (ET) / 6 PM (CT) at the Kohl Center.