Marc Jackson was named the MWC Player of the Week for the first time on Monday.
Jan. 27, 2003
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah sophomore guard Marc Jackson is the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Utes to two road victories last week. This is Jackson's first player of the week honor of his career.
Jackson came off the bench and led the Utes in scoring in both road games last week. In 25 minutes played in each contest, he averaged 19.0 points, four rebounds and 3.5 assists, while shooting 62 percent (8-of-13) from the field and 91 percent (20-of-22) from the free throw line.
In Utah's 66-63 win at UNLV last Monday, Jackson scored a career-high 21 points on 6-of-7 field goals and 7-of-9 free throws to lead the Utes. He also grabbed four rebounds, dished out two assists and had a steal. His nine points in less than 90 seconds during the first half helped spark a 12-0 run by Utah that turned a 23-14 deficit into a 26-23 lead.
Jackson's performance at the free throw line Saturday helped the Utes snap the nation's longest home court win streak at 44, as Utah defeated BYU, 79-75. Jackson paced the Utes with 17 points, four rebounds and five assists, while sinking all 13 free throw attempts. He went 9-for-9 from the line in the second half, including 4-for-4 in the final 15 seconds to seal the win for Utah.