Senior Lazar Hayward arrived in Indianapolis Wednesday morning in preparation for his participation in the dunk contest and NABC all-star game on Thursday and Friday.
Hayward is rooming with Old Dominion's Marsharee Neely. The group visited several of the facilities being used on Wednesday and Thursday's schedule includes and all-star game practice prior to the dunk contest at night
Denny's SLAM DUNK COMPETITION Gerard Anderson, Cal St. Fullerton; Marqus Blakeley, Vermont; Ryan Brooks, Temple; Marquez Haynes, UT-Arlington; Lazar Hayward, Marquette; Marsharee Neely, Old Dominion; Chris Roberts, Bradley; L.D. Williams, Wake Forest.
Built Ford Tough MEN'S THREE-POINT CONTEST Jermaine Beal, Vanderbilt; Jason Bohannon, Wisconsin; Ali Farokhmanesh, Northern Iowa; Eric Hayes, Maryland; Roman Martinez, New Mexico; Jerome Randle, California; Michael Roll, UCLA; Ryan Wittman, Cornell.
Senior Lazar Hayward will depart early Wednesday morning for Indianapolis to compete in the dunk contest Thursday night and Reese's All-Star Game on Friday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Hayward will be joined on the Reese's All-Stars by: Scottie Reynolds (Villanova), Gerald Lee (Old Dominion), Deon Thompson (North Carolina), Jermaine Beal (Vanderbilt), Art Parakhouski (Radford), Deonta Vaughn (Cincinnati), Rodney Green (LaSalle), Edwin Ubiles (Siena), Ryan Wittman (Cornell).
Former Purdue coach Gene Keady will serve as the squad's head coach.
The lineup for the dunk contest has yet to be finalized.
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has signed legislation which will enable Marquette alumni, fans and friends to order specialized license plates carrying the blue-and-gold Marquette monogram. State Sen. Jeff Plale and Rep. Pedro Colon sponsored the legislation.
Marquette broadcast and electronic communication students Johnathan O'Mahen, Kelsey McCusker, Alexis Rabe and Brendan Daly came to Marquette's fifth annual Pink Out in conjunction with the WBCA's Pink Zone initiative to support breast cancer awareness on Saturday, Feb. 20. The group put together this unique feature on the many events surrounding Marquette's annual event.
Senior Lazar Hayward was named first team all-league by Sporting News and also earned a spot on their fifth team All-America squad. The Buffalo, NY, native was tabbed to the All-BIG EAST Second Team roster on Sunday in a voting by the league's coaches.
The Marquette travel party arrived in New York Monday night and Tuesday's activities included a morning practice and afternoon study hall session. Head coach Buzz Williams and members of the coaching staff will head to Madison Square Garden this afternoon to scout the UConn/St. John's game. The Golden Eagles face the winner of that game on Wednesday at 1 p.m. CT.
Marquette broadcast and electronic communication students Cameron Tieuli and Aaron Levinger followed the Marquette University men's and women's track and field squads during their preparation for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships. Cameron, a student manager, also filmed the teams during their trip to New York City to provide this unique report of the event.
The BIG EAST Network will feature Saturday's regular season finaly and the broadcast will be available on the following outlets.
ESPN Full Court ESPN360.com SNY (New York) - tape delay at Noon CT on March 7 MASN (Washington DC) - tape delay at 5:30 p.m. CT MASN (Baltimore, MD) - tape delay at 5:30 p.m. CT Sports32 (Milwaukee) Cox-NE (Providence) WMYS (South Bend)
Instant Classic On Sports32: Time Warner Sports32 will replay Marquette's win against Louisville on the dates listed below.
Friday, March 5 at 1 p.m. CT Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. CT
Seniors Maurice Acker, David Cubillan and Lazar Hayward, along with head coach Buzz Williams, met with the media prior to Thursday's practice to preview the regular-season finale against Notre Dame on Senior Day.
In the newest Golden Eagle Spotlights from Marquette University TV (MUTV) two MU women's basketball players (Lauren Thomas-Johnson and Paige Fiedorowicz), one track athlete (Kristin Pelzel) and one men's soccer player (Keith Sierra) sat down to discuss an assortment of topics.
Thomas-Johnson discussed her clutch performance in an overtime win over Cincinnati on "Senior Day," while teammate Fiedorowicz discussed her improved play as of late.
Sierra spoke of his freshman year at MU and Pelzel touched on returning to form following an injury.
The March 2 edition of Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams, with features on Father Wild and a behind-the-scenes look at the St. John's road trip, is now available for viewing in its entirety on GoMarquette.com.
Lazar Hayward was held scoreless in the first half and finished with eight points for the game, his first time in single digits since he was held to nine points in the season opener vs. Centenary.
Sophomore Darius Johnson-Odom topped his 12.6 scoring average with 14 first-half points and scored a game-high 22 in the contest.
At the end of the first half and into the second, MU used a 21-1 run to extend its lead to 46-23. The stretch included a 13-0 Marquette spurt to start the second half, highlighted by seven straight points from Joseph Fulce with Hayward and Jimmy Butler on the bench.
After the Cardinals responded to cut MU's lead to 10 at 50-40, the Golden Eagles used a 12-0 run to extend their lead 62-40. Over that stretch, U of L was held scoreless for 5:45 on the game clock.
The last time both Butler and Hayward failed to reach double figures in points was Feb. 6, 2009 in a 57-56 loss at USF.
With the win, Marquette snaps a four-game losing streak to the Cardinals. MU's last win against U of L came on Jan. 15, 2007 at Louisville,74-65.
The 48 points scored by Louisville was its lowest point total, topping the Cardinals previous low of 55 points in a 74-55 loss to St. John's on Feb. 11. It is also the first time this season that Louisville has been held without a player in double digits.
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