Marquette Hosts Stetson Wednesday At 8 p.m. CT
Jan. 26, 2016
TV: FS1 | Radio: 540 ESPN
The Marquette University men’s basketball team (13-7, 3-5 BIG EAST) wraps up the non-conference portion of its 2015-16 campaign when the squad hosts Stetson (8-13, 2-4 Atlantic Sun) at 8 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. FS1 will feature MU’s 18th national television broadcast of the season, with Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Stephen Bardo (analyst) calling the action. Following Wednesday’s action, the Golden Eagles will return to BIG EAST Conference play on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. CT when the program hosts Butler on FS1.
Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week
During Suits and Sneakers Week, January 25-31, 2016, coaches and their staff across the nation will wear sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness about the fight against cancer.
Specially-designed ‘Princess Lacey’s Laces’ will provide an additional opportunity to raise awareness, while honoring Lacey and further amplifying the need to continue raising funds for pediatric cancer.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
The program seeks to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living among students, faculty and staff, fans and the community at large. Since its inception in 1993, the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer initiative has raised more than $93 million to support the Society’s mission. MU will wear the laces on Wednesday and special shoes on Saturday.
Marquette Wraps Up Non-Conference Play
Marquette takes a break from BIG EAST Conference play Wednesday night versus Stetson to conclude the non-league portion of its 2015-16 campaign.
The Golden Eagles lead the all-time series with Stetson 8-1, but the two teams haven’t met since the 1987-88 season. Marquette claimed a 70-57 victory on the road that year, concluding a run that saw the two teams meet on the court in nine-straight campaigns. MU is 13-1 all-time against programs currently in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The last time Marquette played a non-conference game in the middle of the league slate was during the 2007-08 season when the team faced Florida Gulf Coast, also a member of the Atlantic Sun.
Henry Ellenson Earns Weekly Award, Again
Freshman forward Henry Ellenson has been named the league’s newcomer of the week for the fourth time this season, the conference office announced Monday morning.
Ellenson averaged 13.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game in outings against DePaul and St. John’s last week. His efforts were highlighted by his 11th double-double of the season against the Red Storm, when he finished with 16 points and a career-best 18 boards (MU single-game BIG EAST record).
Former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony (2002-03) holds the single-season record with 10 weekly honors. Marquette’s Dominic James claimed the accolade six times in 2005-06, the fourth-highest total in league history.
Ellenson was also one of 10 newcomers named to the Wayman Tisdale Award midseason watch list, presented to the nation’s top freshman and voted on by the United Basketball Writer’s Association.
Marquette Hangs On For Key Win At St. John’s
Marquette led by as many as 20 points in the second half at St. John’s on Sunday afternoon, but was forced to make some critical plays down the stretch in the 78-73 victory.
The Red Storm closed the gap to as few as two points late in the second half, but timely baskets and made free throws proved to be the difference. Guard Duane Wilson led the way with 17 points to pace the team, which shot 57.1 percent from the floor in the second half. Freshman Henry Ellenson also collected his 11th double-double (16 points, 18 rebounds) of the year.
The game was played on Sunday afternoon in Carnesecca Arena after a winter storm in the region forced the Saturday night matchup at Madison Square Garden to be postponed.
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