Marquette Travels To No. 3/3 Villanova Saturday
Jan. 4, 2018
The Marquette University men's basketball team (11-4, 2-1 BIG EAST) wraps up a two-game road swing at No. 3/3 Villanova on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. CT at the Wells Fargo Center. FS1 will feature the national television broadcast (Marquette's 14th), with Brian Custer (play-by-play) and Len Elmore (analyst) calling the action. Following Saturday's outing, the Golden Eagles will return home to face No. 21/21 Seton Hall at 8 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
BIG EAST Play Renewed Long Series With Wildcats
Villanova holds a 20-10 advantage over Marquette in an all-time series that dates back to 1960, but over half of the matchups (22) have come since the Golden Eagles joined the BIG EAST Conference in 2005-06.
Along with regular season and tournament matchups in league play, the two teams also squared off in the 1963 National Invitation Tournament and the 1980 NCAA Championship. Marquette downed the Wildcats 66-58 in the NIT, but fell 77-59 in the opening round of the NCAA's in Providence, R.I.
A pair of free throws in the closing moments of regulation by MU's Katin Reinhardt proved to be in the difference in a 74-72 victory over No. 1 Villanova on Jan. 24, 2017 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in the most recent matchup. The win was the first-ever for Marquette over the top-ranked team in the regular season and snapped a nine-game losing skid to Villanova.
MU's last win over the Wildcats on the road was an 82-78 decision on Jan. 28, 2012 in the Wells Fargo Center.
Howard Nets Record-Setting Night In Providence Win
Sophomore guard Markus Howard had a night to remember in the overtime win at Providence Wednesday night, finishing with a career-high 52 points. The Chandler, Arizona, native finished 17-of-29 from the field and 11-of-19 from behind the 3-point line. He also knocked down all seven of his free throw opportunities.
Listed below are some of the highlights from Howard's historic performance.
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