OMAHA, Neb. — Sophomore Marcus Zegarowski has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week after helping Creighton to a pair of top-25 wins last week. The Massachusetts native averaged 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in wins over No. 19 Marquette and No. 21 Butler.
He is Creighton Basketball’s first Player of the Week since Ty-Shon Alexander on Jan. 28, 2019.
Zegarowski made 69.6 percent of his shots from the field (16-23), shooting 87.5 percent from three-point range (7-8) and 75 percent at the line (3-4). The Bluejays never trailed against Butler, and never trailed in the final 29 minutes vs. the Golden Eagles.
He started his week with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in Tuesday’s 73-65 win at Marquette. Zegarowski made 7-of-11 shots from the field, including 4-of-4 marksmanship in the second half, in Creighton’s third top-25 road win of the month.
On Sunday vs. Butler, Zegarowski tied a BIG EAST single-game record by making 7-of-7 three point shots en route to 25 points in only 25 minutes. He was 5-for-5 from downtown in the first half as Creighton raced to its largest halftime lead (40-21) in league play since 2017. He would make 9-of-12 shots overall, also adding three rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Sunday’s victory was Creighton’s fifth top-25 triumph of the season, and fourth of the month. Both are school records.
Creighton returns to the floor on Sunday at 11 a.m. Central when it visits St. John’s.