Marquette's Markus Howard continues to make history, named Big East Player of the Week

Markus Howard named Big East Player of the Year.
Posted at 11:21 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 12:21:05-05

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.

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).