WATCH NOW - Marshon Brooks' Record 52 Point Game
WATCH NOW - Brandon Young Highlights
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
- The BIG EAST Conference has named Providence guard Marshon Brooks and DePaul guard Brandon Young the winners of the conference's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Feb. 27.
Brooks wins BIG EAST Player of the Week honors after breaking the BIG EAST single-game scoring record with 52 points, the most by a Division I player in a game this season, in a 94-93 loss to No. 9/9 Notre Dame. He also set a league mark with 20 field goals in 28 attempts, becoming the first player since 1997 to register 20 field goals against a Division I opponent. Brooks, a native of Stone Mountain, Ga., scored 17 points in an 86-62 loss at Marquette. For the week, he averaged 34.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
Young was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after he averaged 14.0 points in two games for the Blue Demons. He scored a team-high 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting in an 86-76 loss to USF, registering his 18th game in double figures. Young is averaging 12.4 points per game as a freshman, good for second on the team and second in the BIG EAST among first-year players.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
MARSHON BROOKS, Providence, G, Sr.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
BRANDON YOUNG, DePaul, G, Fr.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette, G, Jr.
Averaged 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals in a pair of victories. Scored nine points in overtime in a 74-67 victory at Connecticut.
Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, G, Sr.
Averaged 26.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a 2-0 week. Scored a career-high 32 points in a 94-93 win at Providence.
Dwight Hardy, St. John's, G, Sr.
Averaged 27.5 points while shooting 58.6 from the field in a 2-0 week. Scored a career-high 34 points in an 81-68 win at Villanova.
Augustus Gilchrist, USF, F, Jr.
In the Bulls' only game of the week, he posted 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds in an 86-76 win at DePaul. Shot 9-of-14 from the floor.
Scoop Jardine, Syracuse, G, Jr.
Led Syracuse to road wins over ranked opponents Villanova and Georgetown, averaging 18.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds.