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Trey Burke wins Big Ten Player of the Week honors, Indiana’s Tom Crean not happy

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Despite some lackluster performances by Michigan this past week which included a rout at the hands of Michigan State last Tuesday and an 8-point win over Penn State Sunday, Trey Burke still played well, well enough to win Big Ten honors.

The Michigan guard accumulated 29 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds against Penn State as well as 18 points, 4 assists and 2 rebounds against Michigan State to earn Big Ten Player of the Week recognition Monday.

Now most of the time, given the competitiveness and that fact that it’s a weekly award, not too many players and/or coaches make too big of a deal about something like this.

Until now…

During a Big Ten conference call, Indiana head coach Tom Crean expressed disappointment over the conferences decision to give Burke the award even asking the conference moderator as to how the award winner is selected.

“What are you guys judging that on,” Crean asked. “Where does winning fit into it?”

According to Nick Baumgardner of Mlive.com, the moderator responded by saying that winning is part of the selection process and that he would send Crean an email of the exact criteria.

Crean responded with more snide comments…

“When you send that to me, please put where winning is ranked when you guys (make that selection),” Crean concluded. “I’ll look forward to reading that.”

But don’t take this the wrong way everyone… Crean’s pissing and moaning despite his Hoosiers being ranked the No. 1 team in the country isn’t to discredit Burke, who still might be the best player in the Big Ten…

It seems like Crean still might have too much time on his hands… Look out Mr. Moderator if Indiana drops out of the top spot and Cody Zeller isn’t named the Big Ten Player of the Week!

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