Marquette Travels To No. 25 Providence Sunday

Center Luke Fischer has reached double figures in the last three games.
Feb. 27, 2015

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The Last Meeting
January 3, 2015
Milwaukee, Wis.
Marquette Tops Providence, 75-66, in First BIG EAST WIn
Marquette held off a late second half rally from Providence to earn its first BIG EAST Conference win on Saturday afternoon against Providence, 75-66, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center

TV Info: FOX Sports 1 | Radio Info: 540 ESPN

The Marquette University men's basketball team (11-16, 3-12 BIG EAST) wraps up the road portion of its regular season schedule on Sunday, March 1 when the squad travels to Providence (19-9, 9-6 BIG EAST) for a 2:30 p.m. CT opening tip. FOX Sports 1 will feature MU's 24th national television broadcast of the campaign, with Justin Kutcher (play-by-play) and Steve Donahue (analyst) calling the action. Following Sunday's outing, the Golden Eagles will finish the regular season with back-to-back home contests at the BMO Harris Bradley Center against St. John's (March 4) and DePaul (March 8).

Marquette-Providence Dates Back To 1963

While the all-time series between Marquette and Providence consists of just 19 games, the matchups do include a number of memorable contests for MU fans.

The two programs first met in the 1963 National Invitation Tournament and the result was a 70-64 victory by PC. The teams would cross paths four years later in the same event and a slim 81-80 Marquette overtime win helped the squad to a runner-up finish under head coach Al McGuire. Providence ended MU's run in the 1997 NCAA tournament with an 81-59 victory in Charlotte, N.C.

Marquette held on a for a 75-66 win over PC on Jan. 3 in the first meeting this season. Senior forward Juan Anderson led the way with 18 points and classmate Derrick Wilson chipped in eight points, six boards and five assists.

The Golden Eagles lead the all-time series 14-5 and have claimed 11 of the last 12 outings. Marquette, which is 9-0 at home all-time against the Friars, owns a 3-3 mark on the road in the series. The two programs have split four neutral-site matchups.

Fischer Scoring On Consistent Basis

Sophomore center Luke Fischer netted a team-high 17 points at Butler Wednesday night, marking his third-straight double-figure effort and fourth in his last five outings.

Prior to his recent offensive success, the Germantown, Wisconsin, native had scored 10-or-more points just once over the course of seven outings. Against the Bulldogs, Fischer finished 7-of-8 from the field and also chipped in three blocks and three rebounds in 24 minutes of action.

With his next appearance, Fischer will qualify for the league's statistical minimums and will be inserted into the fourth spot in field goal percentage (.615). His 41 blocks are already the fourth-highest single-season total for a sophomore at Marquette.

Carlino, Anderson Return To Lineup

Seniors Matt Carlino and Juan Anderson returned to the lineup Wednesday night at Butler after both players had missed time due to injury.

Carlino, the team's leading scorer, sat out four games after suffering at concussion at Villanova on Feb. 4. Anderson injured his right ankle in practice on Feb. 19 and missed the Feb. 21 matchup at home against the Wildcats.

Both players came off the bench for Marquette against the Bulldogs. Carlino finished with 10 points in 25 minutes and Anderson was limited to just six minutes after picking up two early fouls.




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