Riché’s big week rewarded by Big Ten

Samuel Gordon

Gophers forward-center Micaella Riche was named Big Ten Player of the Week for her performance in wins over then-No. 7 Penn State and Indiana. She averaged 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in the two wins.

Riche was almost perfect offensively against Penn State. She scored a team-high 24 points and finished the game 9-for-10 from the floor. She followed that up with a 17-point, 15-rebound outing against Indiana.

Minnesota will play Ohio State on Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Gophers won both regular season meetings.