Marks Earns Fourth MW POW Award of Season
March 2, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State senior guard Derrick Marks was named Mountain West Player of the Week Monday, after averaging 24 points and five rebounds per game in wins against New Mexico and No. 24/22 San Diego State. Marks led Boise State in scoring both games, posting his NCAA-leading sixth 30-point game of the season Tuesday, against the Lobos and racking up 18 points Saturday to help Boise State snap the Aztecs' 29-game home win streak. The two wins vaulted the Broncos into a first-place tie with San Diego State with one week to go.

The award is Marks' fourth of the season, making him just the eighth player in conference history to earn at least four player of the week honors in one season. It is the first time since Mike Moser (UNLV) and Drew Gordon (New Mexico) each picked up four during the 2011-12 season. Jimmer Fredette had two different seasons with at least four awards.

His eight career weekly honors are tied for the second most in league history. Brandon Heath (San Diego State) also earned eight awards in his career. Jimmer Fredette (BYU) holds the Mountain West record with 15.

Against New Mexico, Marks scored 30 points to go with five rebounds, five assists and two steals while not committing a turnover in 38 minutes on the floor. He tied his career high with five three-pointers.

At San Diego State, Marks scored 18 to guide the Broncos to their third all-time road win against an AP top-25 team and their first road win in the series against the Aztecs. Marks scored eight points in the first half, including four in the final four minutes as Boise State trimmed what was a nine-point deficit to three at the break. In the first three minutes of the second half, he scored five points and assisted on another basket to tie the game. Marks then scored a baseline layup with 1:47 left to put Boise State ahead by eight and effectively seal the win.

Marks and the Broncos enter the final week of the regular season tied with San Diego State for first place in the conference at 12-4. Boise State controls the tiebreaker with the Aztecs after sweeping the season series.

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