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Bridges was selected to the John R. Wooden Midseason Top 25, the list of front-runners for the Wooden Award, given to the national college basketball player of the year. The Wooden Award is college basketball's most prestigious individual honor. She is one Player of the Week award away from tying Ohio State's Jantel Lavender for the most Player of the Week awards in a single season (6, 2010-11). Previous winners include Larry Bird (1979), Michael Jordan (1984) and Tim Duncan (1997). The victor of the John R. Wooden Award will be announced in early April during the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show. Only one school (Duke) has ever had three student-athletes receive the award within a 10-year stretch.

Kansas senior guard Devonte Graham is also on the midseason list, which is topped by Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young.

The Melburnian has been an nearly unstoppable force in the paint so far this season, averaging a double-double that comprises of a career-best 21.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, while also shooting an impressive 63.8% from the field. He's among the top 10 in the Big Ten in both scoring and rebounding. He also averages 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting.449 from the field and.389 from 3-point range.

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Carter is averaging 20.8 points and 5.2 assists for the Aggies.

Young has scored 25 points in 13 straight games (dating back to November 23), the longest such streak by any D-I player in at least 20 years.

Bagley is tied for second in the NCAA with 13 double-doubles through Duke's first 16 games. The Big 12 and the Pac-12 conference each have three players apiece make the list.

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