For the third time this season, University of Akron senior center Zeke Marshall was named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week, sharing this week's honor with Ohio's D.J. Cooper, the league office announced on Monday.
Marshall also earned player of the week honors on Nov. 19 and Dec. 31. He is one of five players to earn player of the week honors at least three times this season.
For the week, Marshall averaged 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.5 blocked shots per game while shooting 75.0 percent from the field (12-of-16).
In Akron's 71-56 win at Toledo on Wednesday, Marshall just missed the program's first triple-double in the Division I era (since 1980-81), posting 18 points, eight rebounds and nine blocked shots. His nine blocked shots tied his own school record and are tied for the second-most in a single game in MAC history. Marshall also had nine swats against Kent State in the 2011 MAC Tournament title game.
In the Zips' 68-64 come from behind win aver Buffalo, Marshall finished with eight points, four rebounds and six blocked shots. He was part of a defensive effort that held Javon McCrea to his third-lowest point total of the season (10 points).
Marshall currently has 73 blocked shots on the season, third-most in program history and 18th most in a single season in league history. His 319 career blocked shots are the most ever at Akron and in the MAC, and is the most among all active players in the NCAA.
Marshall and the Zips hit the road on Wednesday, Jan. 30, to take on Bowling Green at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio.