Goldang is that this man good.
Friday evening, Marquette guard Markus Howard placed on the efficiency of the yr in faculty basketball, scoring 40 factors within the second half (45 general) in a 103-85 win over No. 14 Buffalo.
It was the second time he’s scored 45 this season, the third time he’s had a minimum of 37, and for my cash he’s faculty basketball’s participant of the yr till additional discover.
Howard, a junior, is what somebody may name “a cold-blooded murderer.” He can “actually fill it up.”
He’s simply 5-foot-11, however he has a gorgeous, technically flawless soar shot, capturing 40 % from Three-point vary and 91 % on the foul line whereas scoring 25 factors per sport and operating the purpose at an skilled stage and averaging four.5 assists and four.Three rebounds.
He’s considered one of simply six gamers averaging 25 or extra. The one different major-conference participant scoring that a lot is Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, who additionally has an important case because the participant of the yr heading into convention play.
Marquette is 10-2 and ranked 20th. The losses had been at Indiana and to No. 1 Kansas, so there’s no disgrace on the resume, though Howard had considered one of his worst nights of the yr towards the Jayhawks, going 6-for-23 with 18 factors.
If there’s a flaw in Howard’s resume, it’s that he has his share of Iversonian capturing nights. There’s the 6-for-23 towards Kansas, however there’s additionally a 7-for-29 towards Wisconsin, a 6-for-17 towards UTEP, 6-for-16 towards Charleston Southern. He’s capturing 43 % from the sector, the bottom variety of his profession, whereas capturing 17 occasions (9 of them 3s) per sport.
The scenario is one thing lower than preferrred, then, nevertheless it’s working for Marquette. The Golden Eagles have two different gamers averaging double figures, and as a staff they’re capturing 46 % from the sector and 39 % from the Three-point line and scoring 80 factors per sport. They play fairly good protection, rating within the high 50 in area objective proportion allowed.
None of that’s nice, and none of that’s dangerous.
The Golden Eagles go as Howard goes. No person within the nation carries extra weight for his staff, and when you want 35 in an NCAA Event sport, there’s no one you’d somewhat have.