HOUSTON, Texas —Marcus Evans was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week in a vote by the media, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
It’s the second time that Evans has earned the award in consecutive weeks and the fourth award overall. He is just the second Owl to earn the award four times in a season, joining Max Guercy in 2013.
Evans scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds at South Alabama. He also had three assists and three steals. He was 8-of-17 (47.1%) from the field, 3-of-5 (60.0%) from three and 3-of-4 (75.0%) from the free throw line. It is the freshman’s fifth-straight 20-point game and seventh overall and fourth game with at least three steals. His three three-pointers tied a career-high. Evans opened the second half with a three-pointer and a layup, both of which tied the game. He also twice got the Owls within a basket before falling just short.
Evans is Conference USA’s leading scorer and the NCAA’s leading freshman scorer with 19.9 points per game. He also leads the league in steals and minutes played.
Marshall’s James Kelly was named C-USA Player of the Week.