2008 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. First Round #6 Marquette vs. #11 Kentucky. Anaheim, CA
Photos by Maggie Casey
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Providence
Marquette vs. Sacramento State on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. IUPUI
Career: Ranks fourth all-time at MU in 3-point field goal percentage (.416).
2009-10 Season Notes: Claimed MU's "Create for Others" Award ... Concluded the season ranked second in the nation and first in the BIG EAST in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.1) ... Led the BIG EAST in 3-point field goal percentage (.495) ... Opened the season with 11 points in 19 minutes off the bench vs. Centenary (11/13); also dished out four assists against the Gents ... Had a game-high three steals to go along with four assists and eight points vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (11/17) ... Added 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc, vs. South Dakota (12/24) ...Went 4-of-6 from the field in scoring 11 points and had a career-high five steals vs. Xavier (11/26) ... Played a season-high 29 minutes and scored eight points vs. Michigan (11/27) ... Recorded a season-high seven assists and tallied 10 points vs. N.C. State (12/5) ... Earned his first start of the season vs. Milwaukee (12/8); shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the foul line and scored eight points with a game-high four steals against the Panthers ... Grabbed a season-high five rebounds vs. Wisconsin (12/12) ... Recorded 14 points by knocking down five field goals including a pair of 3-pointers, vs. Presbyterian (12/27) ... Had a game-high five assists vs. Villanova (1/2) ... Was 6-of-6 from 3-point range and finished 8-of-9 shooting from the floor to lead MU with a career-high 23 points vs. Providence (1/17) ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Jan. 18 ... Posted a game-high six assists and shot 4-of-5 from outside to finish with 12 points against Syracuse (1/23) ... Tallied 14 points, including 12 in the first half on 4-of-5 shooting from distance, and added a team-high five assists vs. Rutgers (1/26) ... Had a game-high six assists and did not commit a turnover while playing a season-high 36 minutes vs. Connecticut (1/30) ... Dished out a game-high six assists and added 14 points vs. USF (2/13) while playing a season-high 27 minutes ... Matched a career-high with five rebounds vs. Pittsburgh (2/18) ... Handed out a team-high six assists without a turnover at Cincinnati (2/21) ... Was one of five MU starters to score in double figures at Seton Hall (2/28) with 12 points in a season-high 40 minutes ... Scored 15 points in win over Louisville (3/2) ... Had a game-high six assists vs. Notre Dame (3/16) ... Chipped in 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers vs. St. John's (3/10) ... Made seven field goals on a career-high 11 attempts and scored 16 points vs. Georgetown (3/12) ... Scored 13 points, including 3-of-3 shooting from distance, and dished out five assists vs. Washington (3/18) ... Finished the year averaging 8.7 points and 3.7 assists per game ... Earned third letter.
2008-09 Season Notes: Grabbed a career-high five rebounds, including four boards on the defensive end, in season opening win over Houston Baptist (11/14) ... Knocked down a pair of field goals, including a 3-point basket vs. Chicago State (11/17) and finished with seven points and two steals ... Connected on 3-of-4 shots from 3-point range, a personal high as a Golden Eagle and led the MU bench with 10 points vs. Texas Southern (11/25) ... Knocked down a 3-pointer with 7:43 remaining to give MU a 15-point lead over Central Michigan (12/2) ... Scored all six of MU's reserve points in a 61-58 win over Wisconsin on 6-of-7 shooting from the foul line ... Shot 3-of-4 from the field, including a pair of three-pointers, and recorded two assists and two steals vs. Western Carolina (12/19) ... Handed out a career-high 10 assists with a career-best four steals and just one turnover in 16 minutes vs. Presbyterian (12/28) ... Hit a running 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer vs. Cincinnati (1/4) ... Had a game-high three steals vs. Providence (1/17) ... Played a season-high 22 minutes at Note Dame (1/26) and defensively was credited with shutting down the Irish's Kyle McAlarney, who shot just 3-of-12 from the field, in the second half ... Handed out four assists in 10 minutes at DePaul (2/3) ... Played a career-high 33 minutes vs. UConn in lieu of starting point guard Dominic James, who suffered a broken foot in the first half; Acker finished with six points, knocking down both of his 3-point attempts, including four assists against the Huskies without a turnover ... Garnered his first start of the season, second of his career, at Louisville (3/1) in place of the injured James and finished with three points, three assists and three rebounds ... Knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and dished out seven assists in a career-high 40 minutes of action vs. Syracuse (3/7) ... Matched career-highs for points (12) and 3-point field goals (3) while shooting 4-of-5 from the field vs. Villanova (3/12) ... concluded the year averaging 2.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game ... earned second letter.
2007-08 Season Notes: Appeared in each of the team's 35 outings, earning one starting assignment ... captured program's "Super Sub" Award ... Played 12 minutes in season opener vs. IUPUI (11/10), making his MU debut ... First basket as a Golden Eagle was a 3-pointer to give MU a 23-17 first-half lead over IUPUI ... Played nine minutes vs. Utah Valley (11/12), tallying two assists, one steal and a rebound ... Recorded one rebound and one assist in eight minutes vs. Chaminade (11/19) ... Scored a season-high seven points on 3-of-6 shooting and recorded two assists and two rebounds vs. Oklahoma State (11/20) ... Had three assists and a season-high two steals while scoring five points in 14 minutes vs. Duke (11/21) ... Added five points and two assists vs. UW-Milwaukee (11/30) ... Contributed six points on 2-of-3 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers, in addition to two assists and two steals in 12 minutes vs. Wisconsin (12/8) ... Tallied 10 points with three field goals, including a 3-pointer, in 17 minutes of action vs. Sacramento State (12/15) ... Played 21 minutes vs. IPFW (12/17) and collected a season-best four rebounds and three steals ... Posted seven points and four assists vs. Coppin St. (12/21) ... Scored five points and recorded a pair of steals in 12 minutes vs. Savannah State (12/29) ... Shot 2-of-2 from outside the arc and scored eight points vs. Providence (1/3) ... Netted both attempts from the foul line and finished with two assists in 12 minutes vs. West Virginia (1/6) ... Played a season-high 28 minutes before fouling out vs. Seton Hall (1/8), and posted a game-high and season-best six assists ... Led all reserves with five assists vs. Notre Dame (1/12) ... Led all MU reserves with six points vs. Louisville (1/17) ... Scored all nine points in second half and dished out five assists without a turnover vs. Connecticut (1/20) ... Made first start as a Golden Eagle vs. Louisville (2/4) and scored eight points with a team-high four assists ... Shot 2-of-4 from the field and scored four points in eight minutes at Seton Hall (2/12) ... Scored 12 of MU's 16 bench points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and 4-of-4 shooting from the free throw line vs. Villanova (2/25) ... Shot 3-of-3 from the field, including a 3-pointer vs. Syracuse (3/8) ... Shot 4-of-6, including a pair of 3-pointers, to finish with 11 points vs. Notre Dame (3/13) ... concluded the year averaging 4.5 points, 1.8 assists and 1.0 rebounds per game ... earned first letter. 2006-07: Sat out season per NCAA transfer rules.
2005-06 (Ball State): Acker averaged 9.2 points, 4.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 31.7 minutes and started in all 28 games as a freshman at Ball State ... was recognized for his outstanding play by being named to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshmen team as well as being named the league's rookie of the year ... will sit out the 2006-07 season per NCAA transfer rules.
High School: A high school teammate of current Golden Eagles guard Jerel McNeal ... a four-year letterwinner for Tom Cappel at nationally recognized Hillcrest High School ... averaged 18 points, eight assists and nearly four steals a game in leading Hillcrest to its 17th straight conference championship in 2004 ... was named all-state, all-conference, all-area and selected as the team's most valuable player...was an all-american nominee.
Personal: Born June 25, 1987...son of Maurice Sr. and Renee Acker... has two sisters - Aliah and Shaneya...majors in communication studies.