Iowa sophomore forward Greg Brunner has been named co-Big Ten Conference basketball player of the week. Brunner averaged 19 and a half points per game in two Hawkeye victories, including a career-high 26 points in Saturday’s overtime win against Louisville in the Wooden Tradition.Iowa coach Steve Alford says Brunner has taken advantage of an opportunity opened up due to injuries. Alford say the next step for Brunner is to learn how to handle success. He says he has to respond in the three games at home now that his name is on the opposing bulletin board as the co-Big Ten player of the week.Brunner shares the award with Purdue’s Kenneth Lowe. The Hawkeyes return to action at home tomorrow night against Wisconsin-Green Bay.
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