Men's Basketball

Marks Earns Third Player of the Week Honor

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boise State sophomore guard Derrick Marks was named Mountain West Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week for games played Feb. 25 through March 3, the league office announced Monday.

Marks shared the award with New Mexico’s Alex Kirk. Each has won a league-high three weekly awards this season.

Marks helped lead Boise State to a pair of wins last week, giving the Broncos four-consecutive wins for the first time since joining the Mountain West.

Against Colorado State he scored 38 points, tied for the fifth-highest single-game total in school history (Ron Austin, Montana; Feb. 20, 1971) and the most scored by a Bronco since Tanoka Beard scored 39 against Eastern Washington, March 6, 1993.

The effort was his third 30-point game of the season, making him just the fourth player in school history with three 30-point games in a single season: Austin (1970-71), Beard (1992-93) and Roberto Bergersen (1998-99).

Marks scored 33 of his 38 points in the second half, going 11-for-11 from the floor in the second period. He scored 26 of Boise State’s first 28 second-half points, and had a stretch of 24-consecutive points for the Broncos. Prior to the performance, only 18 times had a Boise State player scored more in an entire game than Marks did in the second half.

Against Nevada, Marks recorded a game-high eight assists, twice as many as the Wolf Pack's combined total and his third-consecutive game with at least seven. He also chipped in a game-high four steals - matching Nevada's total - and had seven rebounds and six points.

For the week Marks was 15-of-25 from the floor (.600), 4-for-8 from 3-point range (.500) and 10-of-13 from the free throw line (.769). He averaged 22 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.0 blocks.

Boise State will play at UNLV Tuesday (8 p.m. MT), the team’s final road game of the regular season. The game will be televised by Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

The Broncos will close their regular season by hosting San Diego State Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and the game will be televised by NBC Sports Network.
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