DURHAM, N.H.-- Sophomore guard Marcus Bullock (Cherry Hill, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team was named America East Player Of The Week for his outstanding efforts in UNH's 87-69 victory at the University of Maine on Feb. 14.
Bullock, who led UNH in scoring and tied his career high with 24 points, was nearly unstoppable from behind the three-point arc, connecting on 8x10 trifectas. His eight threes tied the all-time record for three-pointers made in a game by an individual player at UNH. He, himself, recorded that same mark of eight threes when he led UNH to a victory over Army on Jan. 7, a game in which he also recorded a career-high 24 points.
Seven of Bullock's eight three-pointers came in the second half, after UNH trailed at the intermission 42-40. The Wildcats opened the second stanza with a decisive 28-10 run, which included five consecutive three-pointers by Bullock and gave the 'Cats the lead for good (68-52) with 9:42 to play in the contest.
Bullock's three-point marksmanship was part of an even greater accomplishment in terms of threes, as the Wildcats sank 17x23 attempts from behind the arc as a team. The 17 made threes set a new University record for three-pointers made in a game, breaking the previous mark of 14 recorded by the Wildcats vs. Towson on Jan. 28, 2001. The 17 made treys was also etched into the all-time America East record book, as UNH's total was the second-best performance ever by a conference team. The most three-pointers ever made was 18 by Delaware during the 2000-01 season.
In addition, Bullock's 8x10 mark helped UNH to an all-time record for three-point field goal percentage at the University, as the 17x23 attempts was good for a percentage of .739. That mark broke the previous record of .642, notched by this year's Wildcat squad vs. Binghamton on Jan. 2 in Lundholm Gym.
Bullock's heroics led UNH into sole possession of fourth place in the conference standings, while Maine fell further into fifth place.
Bullock also helped the Wildcats break an Orono jinx, as UNH had not won in Maine's Alfond Arena since the team posted a 106-103 victory over the Black Bears during the 1995-96 campaign.
Wildcat basketball fans will have one final chance to see Bullock play during the regular season as UNH entertains No. 1 Vermont on Friday, Feb. 22. Game time is 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gym. That will also be senior night for the Wildcats.