MU Wraps Up Road Swing At No. 11 Georgetown Sunday At 12 p.m. CT
Feb. 11, 2011
Marquette-Georgetown Game Notes (PDF) | TV: ESPN | Radio: 540 ESPN
Official Away Game Destination: CENTERCOURT Pub and Grille, 1118 North 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203
The Marquette University men’s basketball team (15-9, 6-5 BIG EAST) wraps up a three-game road swing Sunday afternoon when the team faces No. 11/11 Georgetown at 12 p.m. CT at the Verizon Center. ESPN will feature MU’s 12th national broadcast of the campaign, with Mike Patrick (play-by-play) and Len Elmore (analyst) calling the action. Following Sunday’s game, Marquette will have a quick turnaround and host St. John’s on Tuesday night to open a two-game homestand.
Matchup With Hoyas Features Top Shooters
Sunday’s game between Marquette and Georgetown will feature two of the nation’s most efficient offensive attacks.
The Hoyas are tops in the BIG EAST Conference and second in the nation in field goal percentage (.503) through games of Feb. 10, while the Golden Eagles rank second in the league (.483) and 13th in all of NCAA Division I. Four (Julian Vaughn, Austin Freeman, Jae Crowder and Hollis Thompson) of the conference’s top performers in field goal percentage will be on the court at the Verizon Center.
While both squads are also among the best from 3-point land, Georgetown is second (.386) in the league and Marquette fourth (.377), each team has excelled inside the line this season. The Hoyas are converting on 56.7 percent of their two-point opportunities and the Golden Eagles are knocking down 52.0 percent of their chances. MU’s ability to get to the free throw line allows the program to top the conference in scoring (78.5 points per game).
Sunday’s Game Part Of Jesuit Basketball Spotlight
Sunday’s game will mark the second this season for Marquette against a fellow Jesuit institution. The Golden Eagles also faced Gonzaga in late November at the CBE Classic.
The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project is a nationwide effort to identify basketball games between Jesuit schools and, through those games, bring greater positive awareness to Jesuit education and mission. This project was developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through the more than 90 basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other.