Marquette guard Markus Howard went off for 51 points in a 101-79 win over the USC Trojans in the Orlando Invitational semifinal on Friday:
NCAA March Madness
Markus Howard goes for 5ufe0fu20e31ufe0fu20e3u203cufe0f The @MarquetteMBB star is the first player in @BIGEASTMBB history with back-to-back 40pt games! ud83dude31 https://t.co/Pz28rmJIHs
Howard, who is averaging a Division I-leading 29.3 points per game, shot 14-of-24 from the field. He made nine of 17 three-pointers and 14 of 17 free throws.
As the NCAA March Madness Twitter account noted, he's the first player in Big East men's hoops history to score 40 or more points in back-to-back games.