Jan. 13, 2014
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By MATTHEW WEITZEL
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Big Ten announced Monday that University of Iowa senior guard Roy Devyn Marble has been named conference Player of the Week after leading the Hawkeyes to a pair of victories last week, including an 84-74 victory at No. 3 Ohio State. The honor is the first for Marble and first for a Hawkeye since Matt Gatens earned the award, Feb. 27, 2012.
Marble averaged 18.5 points, shooting 60 percent from the field (12-of-20) and 3-point range (3-of-5). He averaged 4.5 assists, 3.5 steals and three rebounds in wins over Northwestern and Ohio State.
The native of Southfield, Mich., shared game-high scoring honors in Sunday’s upset win netting 22 points. Marble helped lead Iowa to its first victory over a top-five opponent since winning at No. 2 Missouri on Dec. 15, 2001. Iowa joins North Carolina as the only teams in the country with a road win against an AP top-three team this season. It marked only the third time in the last four seasons that Ohio State allowed 80-plus points.
Marble scored 15 points, collected six assists and four steals, and had no turnovers in a 93-67 win over Northwestern in Iowa City on Jan. 9.
Marble, who ranks second in Big Ten scoring (19.8 ppg) and third in steals (2.5 spg), was also tabbed Athlon Sports’ National Player of the Week and the Big Ten Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
Iowa (14-3) has started the Big Ten season 3-1 for the first time since the 2005-06 season. The Hawkeyes return to action Sunday when they host Minnesota at noon in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.