Marquette Hosts Georgetown Tuesday On Senior Night
Feb. 29, 2016
TV: FS1 | Radio: 540 ESPN
Hoyas Hold Slight Edge In All-Time Series
Georgetown owns a slim 11-9 advantage in the all-time series, with all but two of the matchups coming since MU joined the BIG EAST in 2005-06.
The programs first met during the 1941-42 campaign and the Hoyas were able to claim a 35-34 victory. The next meeting didn't come until the 1971-72 season and Marquette posted a winning 88-44 decision.
The series resumed in 2005-06 and the squads have met on 18 occasions since that year. The most recent outing came on Jan. 2 in just the second game of the conference schedule for both teams. The Golden Eagles closed a 19-point deficit to just six points late in the second half, but GU was able to hold on for an 80-70 decision at the Verizon Center. Guard Duane Wilson led four players in double figures with 17 points off the bench and center Luke Fischer narrowly missed a double-double, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds.
BIG EAST Standings Far From Determined
With the BIG EAST regular season schedule entering its final week, there is still plenty to be figured out when it comes to the tournament seedings.
Entering play this week, five teams (including Marquette) are separated by just two games in the standings. Creighton owns a 9-7 mark while both Providence and Butler are 8-8 and Georgetown and MU are 7-9. Of that group, one team will finish as high as fourth in the 10-team league and another could finish as low as eighth.
Marquette won't have to rely on help from others to improve its position among the five programs thanks to matchups with Georgetown and Butler to finish the year.
Senior Night Arrives For Michael Mache
Forward Michael Mache will be honored prior to Tuesday night's game as part of the program's Senior Night ceremony.
Mache, a former walk-on who was awarded a scholarship in mid-January, joined the program one year ago along with his twin brother Matthew after both served for multiple seasons as managers for the women's basketball team.
The Glen Ellyn, Illinois, native has appeared in eight career games for the Golden Eagles and scored his first career basket last season against Villanova in the BIG EAST tourney. He is majoring in operations and supply chain management and finance and will graduate this May.
Carter Contributes All-Around Game In Extended Minutes
Freshman guard Traci Carter's 35 minutes against Villanova were a personal-best in BIG EAST Conference play this season and he responded to the increased playing time with a solid all-around contribution.
The Philadelphia native finished with seven points, 10 assists, four rebounds and three steals off the bench. His assist total matched a personal-best, which he set against Grambling State on Dec. 2, 2015. Prior to Saturday's matchup with the Wildcats, the most action (28 minutes) he had seen in league play came at Seton Hall on Feb. 3.
Carter's minutes total was his highest since playing 34 against San Jose State on Dec. 8, 2015.
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