Former All-American Returns To MU After Successful Professional Career
Career NotesConcluded the 2002-03 season holding down the No. 10 spot on the school's all-time list in three-point field goals with 126 ... After two seasons, he has played in 66 career contests and owns 33 outings of double-figure scoring and three performances of double-figure assists.
2002-03 Notes: Named Conference USA Second Team ... No. 1 on the squad and No. 3 among C-USA players in assists (5.58 apg) ... His final total of 184 assists were seventh overall on the school's seasonal chart and third-highest ever among MU sophomores ... No. 8 among C-USA players in free throw percentage (.813, 74-of-91) and No. 4 in assist/turnover ratio (+2.59) ... Ended the year tied for No. 3 in the conference in assists for league outings (5.50 apg) ... Stood No. 3 on the team in scoring (11.8 ppg) ... Totaled 21 contests of double-figure scoring including three performances of 20 or more points ... Big effort in NCAA first and second rounds averaging 27.5 points and shooting 65.4 percent (17-of-26) from the floor ... Sank a career-high nine-of-14 field goal attempts, including a career-high tying five three-point field goals en route to a career-high 29 points vs. Holy Cross (Mar. 20) ... Followed that performance by sinking eight-of-12 from the field, (5-of-8 from three-point range) to a 26-point afternoon vs. Missouri (Mar. 2) ... Led the team with eight assists and had no turnovers in 36 minutes vs. Pittsburgh (Mar. 27) in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals ... Recorded a team-high 19 points and knocked down a career-high tying five three-point field goals vs. UAB (Mar. 13) ... 14 points (four treys) and contributed 10 assists, tying his second highest career total, vs. UAB (Mar. 1) ... Totaled 16 points, tied for the team lead with eight boards and doled out four assists in 37 minutes vs. Louisville (Feb. 27) ... Picked up nine points, five assists and nine rebounds, his second highest career total, vs. TCU (Feb. 22) ... Sank four-of-six from the floor and finished with 12 points along with a team-high seven assists vs. Charlotte (Feb. 20) ... 13 points and a team-best eight assists vs. Louisville (Feb. 15) ... Nine points and four assists, giving him 200 in his career, vs. Wake Forest (Feb. 9) ... Outstanding game vs. Saint Louis (Feb. 5) that saw him post a then career-high 21 points, sinking eight-of-13 from the floor ... Tied with Dwyane Wade for the team lead with six assists (no turnovers) and chipped in nine points vs. East Carolina (Jan. 29) ... Led or shared for the team lead in assists in 15 of the last 22 games and a total of 21 times during the year including a six-assists performance vs. DePaul (Jan 25) that saw him chip in 11 points ... Paced the squad with five assists and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds at Charlotte (Jan. 18) ... Recorded 16 points at Tulane (Jan. 14) that saw him knocked down a career-high eight-of-eight free throws in the Tulane game ... Tied a Marquette record for a C-USA game with a career-high 12 assists vs. South Florida (Jan. 11), then his second career effort of double-digit assists ... Hit a then season-high tying three treys against South Florida (Jan. 11) en route to 13 points ... Played a career-long 43 minutes and recorded 10 points, along with seven assists vs. Dayton (Jan. 4) ... Finished with 11 points while playing a then career-long 40 minutes at East Carolina (Dec. 30) ... Picked up 12 points and doled out nine assists (then his second-highest career total) against Grambling (Dec. 28) ... Doled out a team-high six assists and came up with a team-best three steals vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 14) ... Turned in a 10-point, then career-high 10 assists outing vs. Appalachian State (Dec. 7) ... Finished No. 2 on the team in steals with 47 and his 1.42 per-game mark in that category tied him for 10th among C-USA players ... Had a 12-game streak of at least one steal snapped in the Charlotte (Feb. 20) contest ... Ended the year with steals in nine of his last 10 games ... Came through with 13 games of two or more thefts ... Notched a then career-high 18 points vs. Notre Dame (Dec. 2) in a 39-minute stint ... Chalked up a season-best four steals vs. Eastern Illinois (Nov. 26) ... Opened the year with 12 points against Villanova (Nov. 15) while playing a then career-long 39 minutes.
2001-02 Notes Ended the year No. 4 on the team in scoring average (7.9 ppg) and No. 3 in assists with 86 (2.6 apg) ... Earned a spot on the 2001-02 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Averaged 11.3 points and shot 56.3 percent (9-of-16) from beyond the arc during the C-USA Tournament ... Hit a personal-best five three pointers and totaled a then career-high 15 points, his 12th double-digit performance of the year, vs. Cincinnati (Mar. 9) in C-USA Tournament championship game ... 11 points and five rebounds vs. Louisville (Mar. 8) in C-USA Tournament ... Eight points and six assists (tying his second-highest effort of season) vs. DePaul (Mar. 1) ... 57 three-point field goals set a Marquette seasonal record for a freshman and paced the team ... 262 total points ranked him ninth on the school's seasonal list for frosh ... 86 assists placed him fifth on MU's seasonal list for freshmen ... Three steals in 22 minutes vs. Louisville (Feb. 16) ... Had three-point field goals in a total of 31 games this season and 19 games of two or more treys ... No. 1 among C-USA players in three-point field goal percentage (.442) in overall action and finished No. 7 in conference play (.410) ... 11 points, his ninth double-figure scoring effort of the year, against Cincinnati (Feb. 2) ... Eight points and a season-high five steals, tying him for the team lead in that category, at Tulane (Jan. 29) ... 19-game streak of recording a three-point field goal came to an end vs. SLU (Jan. 26) ... Seven points along with three steals vs. TCU (Jan. 23) ... Eight points, five boards and four assists in 25 minutes vs. UAB (Jan. 15) ... 39 steals placed him fourth on MU's freshman seasonal ladder ... Posted his eighth double-figure scoring game of the year when he finished with 13 points vs. Louisville (Jan. 9) ... Also came up with a season-best seven boards against Louisville and hit two free throws with 26 seconds left that gave MU a 74-69 lead ... Recorded a season-high tying seven assists (team high) vs. Wake Forest in 22 minutes of action ... Either led or shared for the team's lead in assists on seven occasions ... Dished out a team-best six assists (tying second highest total of season) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 19) while making his first career start ... Picked up 12 points vs. Fordham (Dec. 8) ... Tallied 12 points vs. Dayton, hitting four-of-eight from the floor ... Big outing vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 24) in the championship of of the Great Alaska Shootout with 14 points and seven assists while posting 6 rebounds ... Hit four treys against Gonzaga ... Six assists vs. Sam Houston State ... 11 points (6-of-7 from foul line) in season opener vs. Loyola.
High School: Highly regarded recruit who earned numerous honors both in high school and on the AAU level ... Was named a Parade Magazine Fourth Team All-American following the 2000-01 season, the lone player from the state of Wisconsin to earn that honor ... Averaged 21.2 points and 7.5 assists his senior season in helping his team to a 22-2 record that included a share of the Fox Valley Association championship ... Shot a keen 44 percent from three-point range and was a unanimous first-team selection to the Wisconsin All-State Team as chosen by both the Associated Press and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ... Three-time all-conference honoree and two-time conference Player of the Year ... Was his conference's leading scorer for three straight campaigns ... Selected to participate in the 2001 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Division I All-Star Game ... Ranked as the No. 37 senior in the country by BlueChipHoops.com ... Recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons had him ranked as the No. 48 player in the nation ... HoopScoop slotted him as the No. 39 prep player in the USA ... Was tabbed as the No. 8 point guard in the country by Hoops4U.com ... Recruiting USA ranked him as the No. 55 player in the nation ... As a junior, he was a second-team all-state selection after averaging 19.0 points and 5.0 assists per outing as he helped that squad to a 22-2 won-lost slate ... During his last three years, he helped his prep team to a 70-9 overall record ... An outstanding pitcher for his high school baseball team, he led the FVA is wins, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts... Also hurled a perfect game his senior year ... All-Fox Valley Association First-Team selection in baseball ... Three-time letterwinner in baseballl and captained his squad his junior and senior seasons ... Selected Marquette over Wisconsin, Utah and Saint Louis.
Personal: Born March 1, 1982 ... Son of Robert and Vicki Diener ... Was coached in high school by his uncle, Dick Diener ... Was an honor roll student in high school ... Helped his Playground Warrior AAU team to three national tournament titles and was MVP of those tourneys.
Travis Diener Career Highs
29 vs. Holy Cross (3/20/03) 26 vs. Missouri (3/23/03)