West Virginia's Kevin Jones may be the favorite to win Big East player of the year honors, but Marquette's Jae Crowder is making a push to be considered.
Crowder and the 10th-ranked Golden Eagles look for their first-ever victory in Morgantown and fifth in a row overall when they face Jones and the Mountaineers on Friday night.
In a matchup featuring the top two scorers in the Big East in Jones, who averages 20.3 points and a league-best 11.2 rebounds, and Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom (18.7 points), Crowder will try to continue his push for postseason honors.
He has averaged 26.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in the last three games for the Golden Eagles (23-5, 12-3) and has scored at least 20 in five of his last seven contests.
After being named conference player of the week Monday, Crowder had 27 points and seven rebounds in an 82-65 win over Rutgers on Wednesday. He went 11 of 14 from the field and added four steals and three blocked shots.
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