MILWAUKEE — After one of the best offensive seasons in Marquette basketball history, Markus Howard has been named Big East Player of the Year.
Howard joins elite Marquette company, joining Jae Crowder as the only other Marquette men's basketball player to win the award. Crowder is currently in the NBA playing for the Utah Jazz.
During the regular season, Howard led the Big East with 25 points per game, shot 43 percent from three-point range and broke his own single-game conference scoring record with a 53-point performance.
Howard is second on Marquette's all-time scoring list, a record that will be broken shortly. Jerel McNeal currently holds the record with 1,985 points.
Marquette finished the regular season on a four-game losing streak but remained in the AP Top 25 at No. 23.
Howard will lead the Golden Eagles against either DePaul or St. John's on Thursday night in the Big East Tournament.