Jan 12, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward LaQuinton Ross (10) tries to steal the ball from Iowa Hawkeyes guard Roy Devyn Marble (4) at the Schottenstein Center. Iowa won the game 84-74. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Devyn Marble Named B1G Player of the Week

Iowa Hawkeye guard, Devyn Marble, has been named Player of the Week by the Big Ten Conference after leading the Hawkeyes to two victories this past week.

Iowa defeated the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday and Marble was everything you’d expect him to be.  He had 15 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals.  He was also 5-7 from the field, including 3-3 from behind the arc.

He was that and more on Sunday against Ohio State.  He did basically everything for Fran McCaffery.  He had 22 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks.  He was also 7-13 from the field and 8-11 from the line, which is a good sign.

It was clear that Buckeye fans were frustrated with the fact that Marble was putting on a display, but had nothing but respect for the senior guard. He consistently got into the lane and finished at the basket.

A lot had been mentioned about how Marble has been taking some bad shots at certain points, I’ve been one of those people mentioning it.  Well, this wasn’t the case this past week.  He shot 60% from the field as a whole and also shot 60% from behind the arc.  If his shots are going to start falling from behind the three point line, it’s going to make him that a lot more dangerous.

Marble was also named National Player of the Week by AthlonSports.com.

Iowa is now 3-1 in the Big Ten for the first time since the 2005-2006 season and will look to build on that conference record this Sunday when they welcome in the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Carver Hawkeye Arena should be rocking for this afternoon matchup.

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