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Monday, January 14, 2019

Big East notebook: Howard claims Big East POTW for the fourth time this season


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By: Geno Green
Twitter: @TheGenoGreen


The evolution of Markus Howard continues to grow as he was named as the Big East Player of the Week for the fourth time this season on Monday.

Howard led Marquette to victories against Creighton and Seton Hall with 53 and 26 points, respectively. To add to the accolades, Howard was named as Andy Katz’s Player of the Week for NCAA.com.

Other news and notes:

- Georgetown’s James Akinjo had another solid week with 16.5 points per game, 7.5 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds, which warranted his second Big East Freshman of the Week award.

- Marquette moved up six spots to No. 15 in the latest Associated Press poll, which is the highest ranking in the Steve Wojciechowski era. Villanova returned to the poll at No. 22 after being left outside the rankings in the last four weeks.


Full AP Top 25 rankings with first place votes in parentheses:

1) Duke (36) 14-1
2) Michigan (9) 17-0
3) Tennessee (13) 14-1
4) Virginia (6) 15-0
5) Gonzaga 16-2
6) Michigan State 15-2
7) Kansas 14-2
8) Texas Tech 15-1
9) Virginia Tech 14-1
10) Nevada 16-1
11) Florida State 13-3
12) Kentucky 12-3
13) North Carolina 12-4
14) Auburn 12-3
15) Marquette 14-3
16) Buffalo 15-1
17) North Carolina State 14-2
18) Ole Miss 13-2
19) Maryland 14-3
20) Oklahoma 13-3
21) Houston 16-1
22) Villanova 13-4
23) Iowa 14-3
24) Mississippi State 12-3
25) Indiana 12-4



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