Golden Eagles advance to championship game of the Wooden Legacy
Davante Gardner, Jake Thomas led Golden Eagles' second-half charge
Buckeyes snaps MU's home court winning streak
Eight Golden Eagles score in double figures
Over 4,000 fans packed Al McGuire Center Friday for annual event
Marquette seniors Jamil Wilson, Chris Otule, Davante Gardner and Jake Thomas try their hand at birthday messages, Christmas music, and dancing in front of the cameras and under the bright lights at the 2013 Marquette basketball preseason video shoot.
Jake Thomas nailed this 3-pointer and was fouled in the process in the first half of Marquette's 74-71 win over Syracuse on Feb. 25, 2013 - for Thomas, the bucket was his first career BIG EAST points.
Jake Thomas and his trick shot ability were profiled on the Feb. 6, 2013 episode of Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams on Sports32.
Marquette Basketball: Revealed. Features Boot Camp 2012, and the Carrier Classic game vs. Ohio State aboard the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. on Nov. 9, 2012.
Original show air date: Nov. 21, 2012.
Created by 3Penny Films.
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Syracuse in the 2013 NCAA Elite Eight game
2011 Marquette Basketball Haunted Hoops
2012-13 Season Notes: Named to the 2012-13 BIG EAST All-Academic Team ...Earns the Standard of Academic Excellence Award and the One Shinning Moment Award at the team's postseason banquet ...Made his Marquette debut in 19 minutes of action vs. Colgate (Nov. 11) in season opener, contributing four rebounds, four assists, three points and a steal ... Picked up a season-high five rebounds vs. Butler (Nov. 19) ... Pitched in nine points on 3-of-3 shooting from 3-point range vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 20) ... Had a team-high two steals vs. USC (Nov. 21) ... Scored a season-high 12 points vs. UMBC (Nov. 26) ... Dished out three assists and collected a steal vs. LSU (Dec. 12) ...
2011-12 Season Notes:Transferred from South Dakota ... Sat out the 2011-12 season at Marquette due to NCAA Division I transfer rules.
2010-11 Season Notes (South Dakota): Shares South Dakota's single-game record for three pointers after making 10 against Chicago State (2/26/11) ... Also is eighth all-time in three-pointers made in South Dakota history (178) ... All-Great West Conference honorable mention selection ... Two-time GWC Player of the Week ... Set a single-game school record with 10 three-pointers in win over Chicago State (2/26/11) ... Appeared in 31 of USD's 33 games , starting 21 ... Averaged 13.6 points per game, third on the team ... Scored a career- high of 40 against Chicago State (2/26/11) ... Scored in double figures in 19 games while scoring over 20 points in eight of those games.
2009-10 (South Dakota): Named to the Great West Conference's All-Newcomer team and All-GWC honorable mention after posting one of the best freshman seasons in USD history ... Played in all 32 games as a guard and missed one start due to a wrist injury ... Averaged 13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals in a team-high 32.6 minutes per game ... Posted 22 double-figure scoring games, including topping the 20-point mark in five games, while leading USD in scoring in eight contests.
High School: Key part of Racine St. Catherine's run to the WIAA Division 3 state championship in 2008-09 ... Averaged 15.1 points as a senior along with 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game ... Named to the AP All-State third team ... Named to the AP's All-State tournament team ... Scored career-high 34 points in the WIAA Division 3 state semifinals ... In 2007-08, he averaged 13 points, four rebounds and three assists per game ... Shot 42 percent from three-point range and 83 percent from the free-throw line .. As a sophomore, he averaged 10.3 points per game and hit 51 percent of his three-point attempts.
Personal: Born June 22, 1991 in Racine, Wis. ... Son of Greg and Jill Thomas ... Has one brother, Bryan ... will earn bachelor's degree in corporate communications in August 2013 ... plans to pursue masters in leadership studies in the fall.