Marquette Hosts Seton Hall at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday
Jan. 26, 2015
TV Info: FOX Sports 2 | Radio Info: 540 ESPN
The Marquette University men's basketball team (10-9, 2-5 BIG EAST) continues its three-game homestand Wednesday night at 6 p.m. CT when the squad hosts Seton Hall (13-6, 3-4 BIG EAST) at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. FOX Sports 2 will feature Marquette's 17th national television broadcast of the campaign, with Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Nick Bahe (analyst) calling the action. Following Wednesday night's action, the Golden Eagles will conclude their homestand on Saturday, Jan. 31 when the squad welcomes Butler to Milwaukee.
Series With Seton Hall Dates Back To 1956
The Golden Eagles have claimed 13 of the 15 all-time meetings with Seton Hall, with all but one of the matchups coming after MU joined the BIG EAST Conference in 2005-06.
SHU opened the series with a 96-78 victory over Marquette on March 17, 1956 in MU's first-ever appearance in the National Invitation Tournament in New York. The next meeting wouldn't come until 50 years later when Marquette moved to the BIG EAST. Since that outing on Jan. 11, 2006, MU has claimed all but one of the games (SHU 85, MU 72 - March 5, 2011), including each of the last five contests.
The Golden Eagles swept the season home-and-home series in 2013-14, edging the Pirates 67-66 on Jan. 11 in Milwaukee before posting a 77-66 decision at the Prudential Center on Feb. 11. In the most recent matchup, forward Jamil Wilson led Marquette with 25 points and 10 rebounds and the team finished 30-of-34 from the free throw line.
The next three opponents (SHU, Butler, Villanova) for Marquette are the final three league foes the squad has yet to face this season. The conference schedule now features home-and-home matchups for all programs.
Carlino Carrying Offense In League Play
Senior guard Matt Carlino, who entering the season was the only MU player to ever average double figures in points for a campaign (at BYU), has picked up his offensive production during league competition.
The Phoenix, Arizona native is third in the league in scoring (18.6 ppg.) in BIG EAST outings and is also among the conference leaders in free throw percentage (2nd, .867), 3-pointers made (1st, 3.4 3-pt pg.), steals (t2nd, 2.0 spg.) and 3-point field goal percentage (9th, .429) through games of Jan. 25.
Carlino has reached double figures in scoring in each of the last eight outings and is ranked among the conference leaders in six different categories in BIG EAST play.
MU Having Long-Distance Success In League Play
With nearly half of the league campaign complete, Marquette has established itself as one of the BIG EAST's top long-distance squads since the conference lidlifter.
Since Dec. 31, MU is third in 3-point field goal percentage (.350) and is also third in treys per game (7.1), thanks in large part to senior Matt Carlino.
Freshman Sandy Cohen III has knocked down 50.0 percent (6-of-12) of he shots from deep in BIG EAST play to rank third and classmate Duane Wilson is 12th (.406). Wilson is also tied for 11th in 3-point field goals made (1.9 3-ptpg.).
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