Boise State men’s basketball’s Drmic, Marks second-team all-Mountain West; Gonzaga retains No. 1 ranking

Boise State guards Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks were named second-team all-Mountain West on Monday. Drmic led all Mountain West scorers in league games with 18.5 points per game, while Marks was fourth in league scoring with 16.5 ppg.

New Mexico’s Kendall Williams was named player of the year, while the Lobos’ Steve Alford was named coach of the year. UNLV’s Khem Birch was defensive player of the year, Colorado State’s Colton Iverson was newcomer of the year, UNLV’s Anthony Bennett was freshman of the year and Colorado State’s Daniel Bejarano was named sixth man of the year.

First-team all-Mountain West

G Michael Lyons, Air Force, Sr.

F/C Colton Iverson, Colorado State, Sr.

G Kendall Williams, New Mexico, Jr.

G Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State, Jr.

F Anthony Bennett, UNLV, Fr.

Second team

G/F Anthony Drmic, Boise State, So.

G Derrick Marks, Boise State, So.

G Dorian Green, Colorado State, Sr.

C Alex Kirk, New Mexico, So.

G Anthony Marshall, UNLV, Sr.

Third team

F Pierce Hornung, Colorado State, Sr.

G Deonte Burton, Nevada, Jr.

G Tony Snell, New Mexico, Jr.

G Chase Tapley, San Diego State, Sr.

F Leonard Washington, Wyoming, Sr.

Honorable mention

G Wes Eikmeier, Colorado State. Sr.; G Tyler Johnson, Fresno State, Jr.; G Malik Story, Nevada, Sr.; G Hugh Greenwood, New Mexico, So.; F Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico, Jr.; F Khem Birch, UNLV, So.

All-defensive team

F Pierce Hornung, Colorado State, Sr.

F Khem Birch, UNLV, So.

G Anthony Marshall, UNLV, Sr.

F Leonard Washington, Wyoming, Sr.

C Alex Kirk, New Mexico, So.

Player of the year: Kendall Williams, New Mexico

Defensive player of the year: Khem Birch, UNLV

Freshman of the year: Anthony Bennett, UNLV

Newcomer of the year: Colton Iverson, Colorado State

Sixth man of the year: Daniel Bejarano, Colorado State

Coach of the year: Steve Alford, New Mexico

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have held onto the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press men’s basketball top 25 for a second straight week. They face Saint Mary’s tonight at 7 p.m. MST in the finals of the West Coast Conference tournament.

1. Gonzaga (54)
2. Duke (11)
3. Indiana
4. Louisville
5. Georgetown
6. Michigan
7. Kansas
8. Michigan State
9. Miami (Fla.)
10. Ohio State
11. Kansas State
12. Marquette
13. Florida
14. Oklahoma State
15. New Mexico
16. Saint Louis
17. Pittsburgh
18. Arizona
19. Syracuse
20. Memphis
21. UCLA
22. Wisconsin
23. Creighton
24. Notre Dame
25. Virginia Commonwealth
Others receiving votes: Saint Mary’s (Cal) 117, Butler 105, North Carolina 49, Colorado St. 48, Temple 20, Belmont 13, UNLV 7, Wichita St. 6, Kentucky 5, Oregon 4, Valparaiso 1, Villanova 1.

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