Rice Named Big Ten Player of the Week
Dec. 2, 2013
Illinois junior guard Rayvonte Rice was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in a pair of Illini wins last week. Rice averaged 21.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game, and hit the game-winning shot with 28 seconds left of the win at UNLV.
Here are some highlights from Rice's week:
Shot 45.5 percent (15-of-33) from the field and 45.5 percent (5-of-11) from three-point range.
Posted a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds at UNLV, helping Illinois extend its non-conference road winning streak to eight games, dating back to the 2008-09 season.
Converted the game-winning field goal with 28 seconds remaining in the 61-59 win over the Rebels, and also swiped four steals.
Scored 17 points, pulled down six rebounds and had two steals in the Illini's 57-55 win over IPFW.
Currently ranks sixth in the Big Ten in scoring (17.1 ppg).
Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor.
Last Illinois Player of the Week: D.J. Richardson (Feb. 11, 2013).