Wisconsin v Minnesota

It was announced on Monday that Minnesota Gophers Junior Center Reggie Lynch has been named the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year.

Lynch, an Edina native, averaged 8.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while showing off his defensive prowess by averaging an astounding team-high 3.5 blocks per game.

The Gophers center sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules but came back stronger than ever this season in helping lead Minnesota to their best Big 10 finish (4th) in 12 years.