MILWAUKEE — Marquette basketball player Markus Howard has been on a whole new level in his junior season and once again has been named Big East Player of the Week.
After breaking the Big East single-game scoring record of 52 points in a game, a record that he tied last season against Providence, by scoring 53 in Marquette's thrilling victory against Creighton, Howard was named Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.
No Surprise Here#BIGEASThoops Player of the Week - @markushoward11— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) January 14, 2019
➡️ Broke @BIGEAST single-game scoring mark by pouring in 53 points
➡️ Averaged 39.5 points in a pair of victories
➡️ @TheAndyKatz National Player of the Week as well pic.twitter.com/pMVYxYPwML
The Golden Eagles got another conference victory Saturday against Seton Hall, 70-66. In that game, Howard led the way with 26 points.
In the last 20 seasons of college basketball, no one has had as many 40-plus-point games as the 19-year-old Howard.
So far this season, the junior has had three of those performances.
Howard leads the conference in points per game (25.8), free-throw percentage (90.5) and three-pointers made per game (4.1).