Hasheem Thabeet - Hartford Courant PhotoThe Big East Conference announced this afternoon that UConn Huskies center Hasheem Thabeet was named the Big East Player of the Week for the week-ending 2/8.

In UConn’s win over Louisville last Monday, Thabeet had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. In the win over Michigan on Saturday, Thabeet had 17 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocked shots. He was also 11-of-13 from the free throw line in both games.

The Huskies return to action on Wednesday night when they will host the Syracuse Orange at 7 PM at Gampel Pavilion. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.