Stauskas, Beilein lead B1G awards

Michigan head coach John Beilein waves the net after cutting it off following an 84-80 victory over Indiana in Ann Arbor, Mich., March 8, 2014, and winning the Big Ten regular season championship. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
Michigan head coach John Beilein waves the net after cutting it off following an 84-80 victory over Indiana in Ann Arbor, Mich., March 8, 2014, and winning the Big Ten regular season championship. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan’s Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten’s Player of the Year.

Stauskas led the Big Ten with 13 games of 20 or more points.

Wolverines’ head coach John Beilein was named by the media Coach of the Year, while Tim Miles of Nebraska gained the honor from his peers.

Beilein led the Wolverines (23-7) to their first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986. Under Miles, Nebraska (19-11) earned the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye in the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.

In other honors, Indiana’s Noah Vonleh was named Freshman of the Year by coaches and media. Ohio State’s Aaron Craft was named Defensive Player of the Year and Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes was voted the Sixth Man of the Year by coaches.

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