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JAE CROWDER | Senior | Forward | 6-6 | 235 | Villa Rica, Ga. | Player Page



  • Averaging 26.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in the last four games and shooting 62.1 percent (36-of-58) from the field in those contests. 
  • Two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 20 and Feb. 27)


DARIUS JOHNSON-ODOM
| Senior | 6-2 | 215 | Raleigh, N.C. | Player Page



  • BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 30) 
  • Ranked among the league leaders in scoring (second, 18.4 ppg.), free throw percentage (12th, .776), 3-point field goal percentage (fifth, .400) and 3-pointers made (fourth, 2.29) 

NCAA Tournament Watch: February 28

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Now winners of five in a row and 12 out of the last 13, Marquette is solidifying its position as a top seed in March. 

Already assured of at least a top-4 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament, Marquette is projected to be a 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament by many national writers. Below is a look at where Coach Buzz and the Golden Eagles could be playing in March.

Andy Glockner, SI.com
3-seed vs. Akron in Louisville, potential 3rd Round match-up with Creighton/Miami (FL).

Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com
3-seed vs. Middle Tennessee in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with Creighton/Harvard.

Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com
3-seed vs. Davidson in Louisville, potential 3rd Round match-up with Florida State/Northwestern.

The Bracket Project
Average seed from 60 different tournament projections: 3-seed

Marquette has just two remaining games in 2011-12: Wednesday at Cincinnati (6 p.m. CT on ESPN2) and Georgetown on March 3 (SOLD OUT).

Marquette now ranked No. 7 in Coaches Poll

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Marquette jumped up to No. 7 in today's ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 8 in the AP Poll. The Golden Eagles were ranked 10th in each poll a week ago.

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Rankings courtesy
ESPN.com

Marquette is back in action on Wednesday night at Cincinnati (6 p.m. CT, ESPN2) before the regular season finale vs. No. 11/12 Georgetown at 1 p.m. CT Saturday. Tickets for this game are sold out with the exception of scattered single seats.

NCAA Tournament Watch: February 22

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Jae Crowder is making a strong case for BIG EAST Player of the Year in leading Marquette to a potential top-3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Marquette continues to hold steady as a No. 3 seed in both the ESPN and Sports Illustrated brackets, while Jerry Palm of CBS Sports and the Bracket Project bumped the Golden Eagles up one line since last week.

Andy Glockner, SI.com
3-seed vs. Drexel in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with Florida/Xavier.

Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com
3-seed vs. Belmont in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with New Mexico/Washington.

Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com
3-seed vs. Davidson in Portland, potential 3rd Round match-up with Creighton/California.

The Bracket Project
Average seed from 60 different tournament projections: 3-seed

Marquette has just two remaining home games in 2011-12: Tonight vs. Rutgers and Georgetown on March 3 (sold out with the exception of about 100 scattered single seats). Click here for ticket information.

Marquette Basketball "Inventory Blow Out" Sale

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Baird comp 2a.jpgFor Wednesday's game vs. Rutgers only, you can purchase a reserved seat in section 404 (row P or higher) and receive a complimentary MU Basketball fleece blanket and T-shirt - a $40 value available for just $20 plus tax. 

Click here to purchase tickets and, when prompted, enter Rutgers as the "Special Offer Code." Tickets must be purchased online.

T-shirts and blankets will be available to pick up at the game at a table located outside of section 404. 

Only two home games are left on the 2011-12 Marquette Basketball home schedule, but only scattered single seats are still available for Senior Day vs. Georgetown-- That means if you want to go to a Marquette game this year but don't want to sit alone, your last chance is this Wednesday night vs. Rutgers.

Early Morning Lacrosse Practice at Valley Fields

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The Marquette University men's lacrosse team takes part in instructional drills during a morning practice earlier this week at Valley Fields. Campus and the Church of Gesu serve as the backdrop.

NCAA Tournament Watch: February 15

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Bracketology experts project Marquette to be seeded 3rd or 4th in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

With Selection Sunday now less than a month away, here's a look at where Marquette might be dancing in March.

Andy Glockner, SI.com
3-seed vs. Drexel in Louisville, potential 3rd Round match-up with Florida State/Xavier/Northwestern.

Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com
3-seed vs. Davidson in Columbus, potential 3rd Round match-up with Florida State/Long Beach State.

Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com
4-seed vs. Middle Tennessee in Louisville, potential 3rd Round match-up with Temple/BYU/UCF.

The Bracket Project
Average seed from 60 different tournament projections: 4-seed

Marquette has just two remaining home games in 2011-12: Rutgers on February 22 and Georgetown on March 3 (sold out with the exception of about 100 scattered single seats). Click here for ticket information.


Dan Fitzgerald Starring In Basketball Japan League

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Former Marquette men's basketball player Dan Fitzgerald (2006-08) is having a breakthrough season with the Sendai 89ers of the Basketball Japan League.

The long-distance specialist currently leads the team with 18.6 points per game and his shooting 50.0 percent from the field overall and 38.0 percent from behind the 3-point line.  The 89ers are currently 16-16 overall and owns sixth place in their division.

Fitzgerald's pro career has included stops in Switzerland, Germany and now Japan.  He is in his first season with the 89ers.

Updated Marquette Jersey Records, 2007-08 to Present

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Marquette has been nearly unbeatable in its home white jerseys over the past 4+ seasons. 

With a nod to the meticulous note-keeping of @TallTitan34, here is the complete summary of Marquette's record when wearing each of its four jerseys. (Since their debut with the 2007-08 season. BIG EAST records are in parenthesis.)

2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
Overall
Total
BIG EAST
Total

White


11-2
(5-2)
12-0
(4-0)
9-1
(4-0)
11-1
(4-1)
10-0
(2-0)
53-4
(.930)
19-3
(.864)

Gold


5-1
(2-1)
7-2
(3-2)
6-5
(2-3)
7-6
(5-2)
5-1
(3-0)
30-15
(.667)
15-8
(.652)

Navy Blue


8-6
(4-4)
6-6
(5-3)
6-4
(4-2)
3-5
(2-5)
3-2
(3-1)
26-23
(.530)
18-15
(.545)

Valour Blue


1-1
(0-1)
0-2
(0-1)
1-2
(1-2)
1-3
(1-2)
2-2
(1-2)
5-10
(.333)
3-8
(.273)

Notes of interest...

- Marquette is 2-0 when wearing the Valour Blue alternates at home: Senior Night 2007-08 vs. Florida Gulf Coast and this season's MLK Day game vs. Louisville.

- The only four losses in the whites occurred against Georgetown (2007-08 regular season), Pittsburgh (2008 BIG EAST Tournament), North Carolina State (2009-10) and St. John's (2010-11).

- With a record of three games over .500, Marquette has fared well in the Navy jerseys-- an impressive feat given that these are only worn on the road or in neutral court games.

The Dennis Krause Show with Larry Williams

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New Marquette Vice President and Director of Athletics Larry Williams joined The Dennis Krause Show on Sports32 this past week.  The interview includes insights on his background and his vision for the department.


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