Marquette Travels to No. 12/13 Butler Monday at 11 a.m. CT
Jan. 15, 2017
TV Info: FS1 | Radio Info: 540 ESPN
Marquette-Butler Series Full Of History
The all-time series, which dates back to the 1922-23 campaign, is narrowly led by Butler 18-17 after the two programs split the home-and-home series in 2015-16.
MU claimed the first-ever meeting 18-17 on Dec. 16, 1922, only to see the Bulldogs claim the next nine matchups. Marquette also collected a nine-game win streak between 1942 and 1990, with the last two contests during that run coming when both programs were members of the Midwestern Collegiate Conference.
Following Marquette’s move to the Great Midwest Conference in 1991-92, the two teams wouldn’t meet until Butler beat the Golden Eagles at the buzzer in the opening game of the 2012 Maui Invitational. MU would return the favor in the 2013 NCAA tournament, downing the Bulldogs 74-72 in the closing seconds to earn a trip to the squad’s third-straight Sweet 16 appearance.
Marquette is 5-10 all-time at Butler, with the last win coming in a 75-73 decision on Feb. 1, 1990.
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Features Marathon
The annual BIG EAST Basketball Marathon will take place this season on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Monday, Jan. 16. FS1 will televise five consecutive BIG EAST games from noon ET to almost midnight.
In recognition of the holiday and Dr. King’s contributions to civil rights, social justice and service to others, all 10 BIG EAST teams will wear “MLK” patches on their uniforms. FOX Sports, the conference’s television partner, will air related programming featuring BIG EAST coaches and players that will be shown throughout the day. One segment includes BIG EAST men’s and women’s basketball players reciting segments of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Follow on social with the hashtag #BEmarathonMLK.
Rowsey Leads 3-Point Barrage In DePaul Win
After playing just three minutes in the win over Seton Hall, junior guard Andrew Rowsey was pressed into action after freshman Markus Howard picked up two early fouls Saturday afternoon against DePaul.
The Lexington, Virginia native responded with an impressive offensive outburst that helped Marquette pull away for the win. Rowsey netted 19 of his team-high 24 points prior to intermission and finished 9-of-10 from the floor overall and 6-of-7 from behind the 3-point line. In just 26 minutes off the bench, he also found time to chip in four rebounds, a steal and one rebound. His point total marked his first time in double digits since scoring 11 points against Georgetown in the BIG EAST opener.
Rowsey spent his first two collegiate campaigns at UNC Asheville, where he was an all-conference performer.
Potent First Half Offense Sets League Marks For MU
The Golden Eagles knocked down 12 3-pointers in the first half against DePaul Saturday afternoon, helping the team set new program standards in BIG EAST action.
The 12 treys (made last nine attempts) prior to intermission were the most ever in an opening stanza since joining the league in 2005-06 and as a result the 52 first-half points also marked a new highwater mark for MU. The last time Marquette notched double-digit 3-pointers in a first half of a BIG EAST game came against DePaul on Jan. 17, 2006.
Earlier this season, MU made 10 treys in the first half of the season-opening win over Vanderbilt in the Veterans Classic.
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