Marquette Wraps Up Homestand Monday Night Against USF
Jan. 27, 2013
TV Info: ESPNU | Radio Info: 540 ESPN
The Marquette University men’s basketball team (14-4, 5-1 BIG EAST) wraps up a two-game homestand Monday night at 8 p.m. CT when the team faces USF (10-9, 1-6 BIG EAST) at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. ESPNU will feature Marquette’s 11th national television broadcast of the campaign, with Adam Amin (play-by-play) and LaPhonso Ellis (analyst) calling the action. Following Monday night’s outing, Marquette will travel to Louisville on Feb. 3 (Super Bowl Sunday) for a 1 p.m. CT matchup with the Cardinals on ESPN.
Balanced Scoring Helps MU To Win Over Friars
Marquette utilized its depth offensively in the victory over Providence, with four players finishing in double figures in points and a total of seven participants netting at least eight points in the box score.
Senior guard Junior Cadougan led the way with 15 points, while senior Trent Lockett and juniors Vander Blue and Davante Gardner all chipped in 13 points on the afternoon. The Golden Eagles shot 49.2 percent from the floor overall and 82.6 percent from the free throw line.
Marquette Hoping To Continue Success vs. USF
The Golden Eagles own a 17-3 advantage over the Bulls in the all-time series and have claimed the 10 of the last 11 meetings between the two programs.
The series dates back to 1986 with non-conference action, but moved to league action when both teams joined Conference USA. USF last defeated the Golden Eagles 57-56 on Feb. 6, 2009 in the Sun Dome and the Bulls’ lone victory (75-63) in Milwaukee came on Dec. 13, 1998.
MU Hoping To Extend Home Court Winning Streak
Marquette is currently in possession of an 20-game winning streak (tied for fifth-longest active streak in the nation) at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
After falling 74-57 to Vanderbilt on Dec. 29, 2011, MU collected a perfect 9-0 record at home in BIG EAST Conference play (15-1 overall) in 2011-12 en route to a best-ever second-place finish (14-4) in the league. The Golden Eagles are 11-0 so far at home in 2012-13.
In just over 24 seasons of play at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Marquette owns an impressive overall record of 324-87 (.788) and a 50-13 (.794) mark in BIG EAST Conference action.
Anderson, Taylor Jr., Provide Offensive Spark
Taylor, Jr., took care of the duties in the first half, netting all of his eight points on the afternoon prior to the intermission. He finished 3-of-4 from the field and also had two rebounds and an assist in 13 minutes of action (12 in the first half).
Anderson finished with nine points and had one of the bigger baskets of the game. With MU leading by six at the 6:18 mark, but in the midst of a 15-5 run by Providence, the Oakland, Calif., native drained a 3-pointer from the right wing for a nine-point advantage. The Friars wouldn’t get any closer than nine points the rest of the game.
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