Men's Basketball

Brian Wardle
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clarendon Hills, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 205

Position:
G

Birthdate:
10/09/1979

Brian Wardle

Career Notes - Played in 117 games and started 93 times ... Concluded his career as Marquette's No. 3 and C-USA's No. 2 all-time leading scorer with 1,690 points ... His 197 three-point field goals ranked him No. 5 all-time at Marquette ... Other career categories where he finished prominently include free throws (10th, 351), free throw percentage (t-5th, 81.1%) and three-point field goal attempts (4th, 553) ... Posted 30 career contests of 20 or more points.

2000-01 Earned Conference USA First-Team honors, the first MU player ever to be awarded that honor ... Landed a spot on the NABC/Oldsmobile All District 11 Second Team ... Led the team with an 18.8 points per game mark ... In league contests, his 19.8 per-game scoring effort was good for the No. 3 spot ... Stood fourth among C-USA players in three-point field goals per game for conference outings (2.5 tpg) ... Knocked down 83.9% of his free throw attempts in league affairs, good for the No. 6 position ... Either led or shared for the team's scoring lead in 17 games ... His 316 points established a Marquette seasonal record for C-USA games ...Notched a team-high 25 points vs. Memphis (3/8) in the C-USA Tournament, his 17th straight and 27th double-figure scoring effort of the year ... Team-high 18 points vs. Charlotte (3/3) ... Played a school-record 52 minutes vs. Louisville (2/24) and finished with a game-high 24 pts ... 129 free throws rank 8th on MU's seasonal list for seniors ... 21 pts. vs. DePaul (2/22) -- 15 in the 1st half ... Game-high 22 pts. vs. Cincinnati (2/18) ... 26 points vs. UAB (2/14) -- scored 21 pts. in the second half ... 19 points vs. Memphis (2/2) 7-of-14 from field (4-of-6 in treys) ... Also came up with a season-high 10 rebounds (all on the defensive end) against the Tigers ... Season-high 32 points vs. S. Miss (1/30) -- 22 points in 2nd half ... Team-high 23 points vs. Tulane (1/27) & team-high 20 points vs. Saint Louis (1/24) ... Finished with 12 games of three of more treys ... Registered a team-high 28 points vs. S. Florida (1/17) ... 27 points vs. DePaul (1/6), hitting 11-of-16 from the floor (5-6 treys) ... 19-point 2nd halves vs. Dayton, DePaul (1/6) & S. Florida ... Game-highs - 25 points vs. Dayton (12/30) & 21 pts. vs. Xavier ... 14 contests of 20 or more points including 26 vs. UMASS and 23 vs. CS Northridge ... MVP of Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic with 37 points and 10 rebounds vs. Centenary and CS Northridge ... Named C-USA Player of the Week (Jan. 7) after totaling 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting vs. DePaul.

1999-2000 Notes: Picked as a C-USA Second Team All-League choice ... Named to the NABC/Oldsmobile All-District 11 Second Team ... Started all 28 games ... No. 1 on the team and tied for No. 8 among C-USA players in scoring with a 16.6 points per game average ... Finished No. 7 in the C-USA scoring race for league games (16.9 ppg) ... Shot 45.3 percent from the field, good for the No. 8 spot among league leaders ... Tied for No. 4 among C-USA players in three-point field goal percentage (.400) ... Had 23 double-figure scoring games ... 20 points vs. Houston (Mar. 8) was second high on the squad and he tied for the team high with four assists ... Sank 10-of-22 field goal attempts en route to a season-high tying 31 points at South Florida (Feb. 24) ... Scored 19 of those points in the second half and finished with a career-best six treys ... Was the squad's top scorer in 14 games ... Game-high 20 points against DePaul (Feb. 16) ... Hit eight-of-16 from the floor en route to a game-high 19 points vs. Houston (Feb. 5) ... Reached the 1,000-career point plateau against Southern Miss (Feb. 2) by finishing with with 15 points ... Recorded his third straight contest of 20 or more points when he tallied a game-high 24 vs. St. Louis (Jan. 26) ... Picked up a game-high 28 points (24 in the second half), against No. 1-ranked Cincinnati (Jan. 23) ... Had 11 outings of 20 or more points ... Named C-USA Co-Player of the Week after helping MU to wins over DePaul (Jan. 12) and Louisville (Jan. 15) ... Tallied a then season-high 31 points, 22 in the second half, in helping MU to a 65-55 win over UNC Charlotte (Jan. 19) ... Hit a then career-high five three-point field goals in the game vs. the 49ers ... Shot 78.3 percent (94-of-120) from the foul line, good for 4th place among C-USA players ... Team-high 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists vs. No. 25-ranked Louisville (Jan. 15) ... Drained seven-of-12 from the field en route to 18 points (second high on the team), while dishing out a career-best seven assists, against No. 21-ranked DePaul (Jan. 12) ... No. 3 on the team in offensive rebounds with 64 ... Had a streak of four games with 25+ points, at the time the longest in the nation this season, snapped against Xavier (Jan. 2) ... Led Marquette with 14 points in win over Xavier ... Had his first career double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds versus Coppin State (Dec. 29) ... The 12 rebounds were his career high ... Eight of those rebounds were offensive, best among the Golden Eagles this season ... Scored 28 points, going 8-of-9 from the field and 9-10 from the free throw line, and had six rebounds at Wisconsin (Dec. 23) .... Scored 25 points and had nine rebounds in win over Hampton (Dec. 20) ... Tallied a then season-best 29 points, including 19 straight, at Baylor (Dec. 11) ... Was 12-21 from the field, both career highs, in that game ... Scored 15 points on 7-12 shooting against Dayton (Dec. 7) while contributing five assists ... 21 points and four rebounds against Wofford (Nov. 27) ... Was knocked out in the first minute of action against Chicago State (Nov. 20) with a mild concussion ... Returned to score six points and grab three rebounds in 11 second-half minutes.

1998-99 Notes - Played in 28 games and made 25 starts ... Missed his first collegiate game against Morgan State (Nov. 14) due to a strained right knee ... Marquette's top scorer in 12 games ... Had 16 double-digit games and surpassed the 20-point mark four times ... Scored in double figures in seven of the last eight games of the season ... Ranked 15th in C-USA in scoring (12.3 ppg) and was third in free throw percentage (83.0%) ... Averaged 12.6 points and shot 88.4% from the free throw line in C USA games ... His 36 three-pointers are seventh most by a Marquette freshman ... 101 three-point attempts rank fifth among Marquette's sophomores ... Shot 35.6% from three-point range, ninth highest among Marquette's sophomores ... Scored 36 points, the third-highest C-USA game total, against UNC Charlotte (Feb. 13) ... Was 16-16 from the free throw line, setting or tying Marquette, Bradley Center and Conference USA free throw records ... Was named the Feb. 15 C-USA Player of the Week after averaging 27.5 points and shooting 62.5% from three-point range in wins over #4 Cincinnati (Feb. 10) and UNC Charlotte (Feb. 13) ... Had career-high eight rebounds against Louisville (Feb. 6).

1997-98 Notes - Named the Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year ... Also named to the C-USA All Freshmen Team ... Is the fourth player in school history to earn a spot on a conference's all-freshmen or all-newcomer team ... Played in all 31 games and started 10 times ... Hit a three-pointer in 26 games, including 12 of the last 13 games ... Had 15 double-figure scoring games ... Marquette's top scorer in seven contests ... His 319 points are fifth most ever by a Marquette freshman ... Nailed 46 three-pointers, second most by a freshman in Marquette history ... Set a freshman single-season record with 157 three-point attempts ... That also is the eighth-highest total in a single season in school history ... Shot 77.5% (55-71) from the free throw line, the third-best percentage by a Marquette freshman ... Shot 80.9% (38-47) from the free throw line in C-USA games, fourth highest in the league ... Hit a three-pointer to send the NIT second-round game against Auburn (March 16) into overtime ... Had 12 points and five rebounds in that game ... Had 11 points and six rebounds in 37 minutes against UNC Charlotte (March 5) ... Scored 15 first-half points against UNC Charlotte (Feb. 12), the most points by a Golden Eagle of any first half on the season ... Led Marquette with 18 points and finished with seven rebounds against Saint Louis (Jan. 24) ... Was 13-16 from the free throw line in that game, both were season highs among the Golden Eagles ... Made his first career start against Boston College (Jan. 17) ... Hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired at Louisville (Jan. 3) ... Had season-high 20 points to go with six rebounds against Dayton (Dec. 21) ... Handed out six assists, then his career high, against Creighton on March 11 ... Named to the First Bank Classic All-Tournament Team (Dec. 5-6) after averaging 17 points and shooting 42,9% from three-point range.

High School Notes - Led Hinsdale Central to a 55-7 mark during his junior and senior seasons ... The Red Devils advanced to the elite eight of Illinois Class AA state tournament during Wardle's junior and senior campaigns ... The Suburban Life Player of the Year in 1997 ... Chosen to the Chicago Tribune all-state team in 1997 ... An honorable mention selection on the USA Today All-USA Team ... A three time Daily Herald all-area honoree ... Named to the Associated Press Class AA all-state second team as a senior ... Earned honorable mention on the 1996 AP Class AA all-state team ... Chosen to the Illinois High School Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) All-State First Team in 1997 and Second Team in 1996 ... Set an Illinois Class AA state tournament record with eight three pointers in quarterfinal loss in the 1997 tournament ... Scored 34 points in that game ... Central's all-time leading scorer (1,632 points) and rebounder (668 rebounds) ... Averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds as a senior ... Broke Central's 21 year single-season scoring record with 639 points as a senior ... The MVP of the WSC Silver Division ... Three-time All-WSC Silver honoree ... Led the conference in scoring as a junior and senior, the second player to win back-to-back scoring titles ... Also led the league in rebounding, blocks and free throw percentage as a senior ... Coached by Bob Mueller in high school ... Led Team Illinois to the 15-and-under AAU national championship in 1995.

Personal Notes - One of Jim and Cindy Wardle's four children ... Born on Oct. 9, 1979 ... Major in communications ... Earned four letters.

Brian Wardle's Career Highs

FG
12 vs. Baylor (OT) - Dec. 11, 1999

FGA 23 vs. Louisville - Feb. 24, 2001 (3ot) 22 vs. Memphis - Mar. 8, 2001 22 vs. UAB - Feb. 14, 2001 22 vs. Xavier - Dec. 16, 2000 22 vs. South Florida - Feb. 24

FG% 88.9% (8-9) vs. Wisconsin - Dec. 23, 1999

3FG 6 vs. South Florida - Feb. 24, 2000 5 vs. DePaul - Jan. 6, 2001 5 vs. UNC Charlotte - Jan. 19, 2000

3FGA 11 vs. South Florida - Feb. 24, 2000 10 vs. Louisville - Feb. 24, 2001 10 vs. Dayton - Dec. 21, 1997

3FG% 1.000% (5-5) vs. Charlotte - Jan. 19, 2000

FT 16 vs. UNC Charlotte - Feb. 13, 1999

FTA 16 vs. UNC Charlotte - Feb. 13, 1999 16 vs. Saint Louis - Jan. 24, 1998

FT% 100.0% (6-6) vs. St. Louis -Jan. 24, 2001 100.0% (6-6) vs. W. Carolina - Dec. 20, 2000 100.0% (16-16) vs. UNC Charlotte - Feb. 13, 1999 100.0% (6-6) vs. Louisville - Feb. 6, 1999

Off. Reb. 8 vs. Coppin State - Dec. 29, 1999

Def. Reb. 10 vs. Memphis - Feb. 2, 2001

Tot. Reb. 12 vs. Coppin State - Dec. 29, 1999

Assists 7 vs. DePaul - Jan. 12, 2000

Blocks 3 vs. Southern Miss - Feb. 24, 1999

Steals 3 vs. Saint Louis - Jan. 26, 2000 3 vs. Houston - Feb. 14, 1998 3 vs. Saint Louis - Jan. 24, 1998

Minutes 52 vs. Louisville (3ot) - Feb. 24, 2001 40 vs. Cincinnati (OT) - Feb. 18, 2001 38 vs. Baylor (OT) - Dec. 11, 1999 38 vs. South Florida - Dec. 13, 1998

Points 36 vs. UNC Charlotte - Feb. 13, 1999 32 vs. Southern Miss - Jan. 30, 2001 31 vs. South Florida - Feb. 24, 2000 31 vs. UNC Charlotte - Jan. 19, 2000 29 vs. Baylor (OT) - Dec. 11, 1999

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