March 7, 2005
IOWA CITY – Iowa guard Jeff Horner has been named co-Big Ten Conference Player of the Week after leading Iowa to wins last week over Ohio State and Michigan. The honor is the second of the season for Horner and the third of his career. Horner earned the award Nov. 29 after leading Iowa to a second place finish at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Horner shares the honor this week with Alan Anderson of Michigan State.
Horner, a 6-3 junior from Mason City, led Iowa to a 74-72 home win over Ohio State and a 74-72 overtime victory at Michigan. Horner led Iowa with 25 points in the win over Ohio State, scoring a career-high in Big Ten play. Horner’s basket with 3.4 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winner. He also collected eight rebounds and eight assists and had no turnovers.
Horner played 44 of 45 minutes in the overtime win at Michigan, scoring 15 points while collecting eight rebounds and six assists, with just two turnovers.
Horner’s first basket of the Ohio State game, a three-pointer early in the contest, moved him over 1,000 career points. Horner is the only Iowa player ever to collect over 1,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists. His career totals include 1,039 points, 424 rebounds and 424 assists.
Horner this season is averaging 14 points a game, along with 4.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.5 steals. He is shooting 41.6% from the field, 41.3% from three-point range and 78.6% from the free throw line. His 74 three-point baskets this season tie as the third highest single-season total in school history. Horner in career statistics ranks fourth in three-point field goals, third in three-point attempts and fifth in assists.
Horner and his Hawkeyes teammates open play in the Big Ten Tournament Thursday, meeting Purdue at 1:30 p.m. at the United Center in Chicago.