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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Langford named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week | Sports

Indiana freshman guard Romeo Langford has been named Co-Freshman of the Week by the Big Ten. It is the second time he has been honored by the league this season. He shares the award this week with Michigan’s Ignas Brazdeikis. 

The New Albany native also was honored on Nov. 19.

Last week, the 6-foot-6 guard averaged 19 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and shot 50 percent from the field in leading IU to two comeback wins over Penn State and Louisville. 

Against the Nittany Lions, the Hoosiers fell behind 9-0 before rallying thanks to 15 first-half points from Langford. He finished with a team-high 17 for Indiana, which won 64-62. Langford was 6 for 13 from the field, including 2 of 5 from 3-point range, and 3 of 3 from the free throw line. He also had six rebounds and an assist in 34 minutes.  

Then, in Saturday’s 68-67 triumph over the Cardinals, Langford tallied a team-high 21 points as IU erased an 8-point deficit. He was 6 for 11 from the field, 0 of 3 from 3-point range, and 9 for 14 from the free throw line — his two free throws with 2.2 seconds to play sealed the win for the Hoosiers. Langford also finished with four assists, a rebound and a steal in 31 minutes. 

Langford is sixth in the Big Ten in scoring at 18.2 points per game and is sixth in minutes played at 33.1 minutes per game. He is third in the Big Ten in free throws attempted at 71.

Langford also is averaging 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He is shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 69 percent from the free throw line. 

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