Several individual awards handed out during event
Numerous team/individual accomplishments
Gardner averaged 14 points in MU's games in D.C.
The Golden Eagles struggled against Syracuse's defense in a 55-39 loss.
CBS to feature 3:30 p.m. CT broadcast
The annual Marquette men's basketball awards banquet isn't just about hardware - it's also about saying thanks to the fans, especially the young ones.
All-East Regional selections Vander Blue and Davante Gardner recap Marquette's NCAA Tournament Elite 8 run, which ended with a 55-39 loss to Syracuse.
Juan Anderson got insight from Chris Otule, Derrick Wilson and Davante Gardner following Marquette's 71-61 win over Miami in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on March 28, 2013 at Verizon Center in Washington.
Buzz Williams challenges his team to pass the test after Marquette's 74-72 win over Butler in the NCAA Tournament Third Round.
Davante Gardner met the media to talk about his BIG EAST 6th Man of the Year Award, and coach Buzz Williams previewed the upcoming tournament at a media availability session on March 12, 2013.
Marquette fell to Syracuse 55-39 in the elite eight of the NCAA Tournament.
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Syracuse in the 2013 NCAA Elite Eight game
Marquette defeated Miami 71-61 in the NCAA Tournament to advance to the elite eight.
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Miami in the 2013 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Marquette defeated Butler 74-72
2012-13 Season Notes: Named to the NCAA All-East Region Team ...Received the BIG EAST Sixth Man Award and All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention ... Named the team's Sixth Man of the Year at postseason banquet ... Finished with 14 points in 16 minutes in season opener vs. Colgate (Nov. 11) ... Led MU in scoring with a season-high 18 points vs. Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 13) ... Added 12 poings, seven rebounds and a block vs. Butler (Nov. 19) ... Notched MU's first double-double of the season with a 15-point, 12-rebound efort vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 20) ... Was 6-of-6 from the free throw line and chipped in 12 points and six rebounds vs. USC (Nov. 21) ... Finished with a career-high five steals and added 13 points vs. UMBC (Nov. 26) ... Led MU with a team-high three blocks and eight rebounds vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 8) to go along with 10 points ... Was a perfect 9-of-9 from the charity stripe and 5-of-6 from the field to lead the team in scoring with 19 points vs. LSU (Dec. 22), while also recording three rebounds and matching a career-best five steals ... Tallied 10 points, six of which came from the foul line, two assists and a rebound vs. North Carolina Central (Dec. 29) ... Led Marquette with 18 points and three blocked shots vs. UConn (Jan. 1), while chipping in six rebounds and dishing out an assist ... Paced the team in scoring for the second-straight game, scoring 12 points vs. Georgetown (Jan. 5) and recording seven rebounds and an assist ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Jan. 7) ... Went a perfect 6-of-6 from the field to score 13 points and led MU with eight rebounds at Pittsburgh (Jan. 12) ... Scored a team-high 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe vs. Seton Hall (Jan. 16), while also tallying five rebounds, two assists and a steal ... Made and attempted a career-high 13-of-15 free throws at Cincinnati (Jan. 19) to collect a double-double on 15 points and 11 rebounds ... Posted 13 points, five rebounds and two blocks vs. Providence (Jan. 26) ... Chipped in 13 points, including seven from the charity stripe, vs. DePaul (Feb. 9) to go along with three rebounds and an assist ... Knocked down 6-of-6 free throws and tallied 14 points vs. Pittsburgh (Feb. 16), while chipping in four rebounds and a pair of assists ... Went 6-of-10 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line to contribute 18 points at Seton Hall (Feb. 19), in addition to grabbing five rebounds ... Propelled MU past Syracuse (Feb. 25) by scoring a career-high 26 points ona perfect 7-of-7 shooting from the field and 12-of-13 from the foul line, grabbing a game-high eight rebounds and dished out a pair of assists in a season-best 33 minutes of action ... Shot 71.4 percent (5-of-7) from the field and finished with 14 points and four rebounds in MU's Sweet 16 win over Miami (March 28) ... Matched a season-high 33 minutes played in Elite Eight loss to Syracuse (March 30), grabbing a team-high eight rebounds, while also scoring 14 points.
2011-12 Season Notes:Played 18 minutes in the season opener vs. Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 11) and contributed eight points off the bench in the winning effort ... Tallied a career-high two blocks vs. Winthrop (Nov. 18) ... Scored 15 points, including perfect 9-of-9 shooting from the free throw line, vs. Mississippi (Nov. 20) ... Scored eight points and picked up seven rebounds in 14 minutes of action at Wisconsin (Dec. 3) ... Earned his first collegiate start vs. Green Bay (Dec. 10) in place of the injured Chris Otule; posted a career-high four steals and added seven rebounds in win over the Phoenix ... Scored 14 points while shooting 3-of-4 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line vs. Northern Colorado (Dec. 17) ... Handed out a career- and game-high four assists in win over Milwaukee (Dec. 22) ... Registered his first collegiate double-double vs. Villanova (Jan. 1) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, including six offensive boards and three steals ... Played 31 minutes at Georgetown (Jan. 4), tallying 11 points, four rebounds and three steals ... Was 4-of-5 fromt the field and scored nine points at Syracuse (Jan. 7) ... Had a career night vs. St. John's (Jan. 11), posting his second double-double of the season with a game-high 22 points and 15 rebounds, both career highs; his 15 boards against the Red Storm was the most rebounds by an MU player in a game since Jan. 24, 2009 (Lazar Hayward, 17) ... Finished with seven points and six rebounds, including a pair of free throws near the end of regulation, to help MU seal a victory over Pittsburgh (Jan. 14) ... Scored 17 points, including 7-of-7 shooting from the foul line, and added six rebounds in come-from-behind win over Louisville (Jan. 16) ... Named to BIG EAST weekly Honor Roll (Jan. 16) ... Shot 5-of-7 from the field and finished with 15 points and a team-high seven rebounds vs. USF (Jan. 24) ... Suffered left knee sprain vs. Villanova (Jan. 28) and missed eight games due to injury ... Returned from injury vs. Georgetown (Mar. 3) and contributed eight points and eight rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench ... Led all bench players with 15 points while shooting 7-of-8 from the foul line vs. BYU (Mar. 15); also added six rebounds, including four offensive boards and two assists ... Scored six consecutive points during a clutch 10-2 MU run, helping key the Golden Eagles' come-from-behind win vs. Murray State (Mar. 17) ... Grabbed four offensive rebounds and chipped in seven points vs. Florida (Mar. 22).
2010-11 Season Notes: Recorded a career-high 17 points in his first collegiate game on perfect 7-for-7 shooting from the field vs. Prairie View A&M (Nov. 12) in addition to five rebounds and a pair of blocks ... Scored seven of his 11 points vs. Bucknell during a 24-0 run by MU, helping the Golden Eagles rally for the win after coming back from a 13-point deficit ... Scored all 11 of his points vs. Green Bay (Nov. 17) in the second half ... Left with an arm injury after playing just two minutes vs. South Dakota (Nov. 20) ... Contributed nine points and four rebounds vs. Duke (Nov. 22) ... Scored 10 points vs. Texas A&M-CC (Dec. 7) after missing the previous three games due to injury ... Went 5-of-6 from the free throw line and 2-of-2 from the floor for nine points in a career-high 18 mintues vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 11) ... One of three MU players to score in double figures with 12 points vs. Georgetown (Feb. 13) before fouling out in the second half ... Played 11 minutes vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 19) and finished with seven points, six rebounds and a pair of assists ... Tallied nine points and matched a career-high with seven rebounds in win over Providence (Mar. 8) in opening round at BIG EAST Championship, followed by 10 points on a perfect night from the floor (4-of-4) in a second-round upset over West Virginia (Mar. 9) ... Scored 16 points vs. North Carolina (Mar. 25) in the NCAA Regional Semifinal, including six field goals on a career-high nine field attempts.
High School: Concluded his three-year varsity career at King's Fork High School in Suffolk, Va., with 1,431 points and 992 rebounds under head coach Josh Worrell ... Became just the third player in school history to collect more than 1,000 points ... Was an All-Eastern Region selection in 2009-10 after helping the Bulldogs to their second-straight district championship and third-straight district tournament title ... Also voted the city's player of the year and was tabbed to the all-city team ... Program claimed 48-straight wins in district action, finished the year 24-3 overall and saw its season end with a triple-overtime setback in the regional quarterfinals ... Tabbed to the Virginia High School Coaches Association Group AAA All-State Team and all-district squad (second-straight year) as a senior ... Averaged 22.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game ... Collected 21 double-doubles in 27 outings ... As a junior in 2008-09, was a second team all-state honoree and helped King's Fork to the Group AAA state championship ... Team claiming a 49-47 win over Williams Fleming HS in the title matchup ... Averaged 15.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest that season for the Bulldogs, who finished the season 31-1 overall ... King's Fork claimed the district tourney title in 2007-08, his first campaign with the varsity squad.
Personal: Born September 2, 1991 in Suffolk, Va. ... Son of Audie and Sheila Gardner ... Mother played basketball at Elizabeth City State University ... majoring in communication studies.