Senior Day On Saturday Caps 30-Year Bradley Center Run

March 1, 2018

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The Marquette University men’s basketball team (17-12, 8-9 BIG EAST) hosts Creighton (21-9, 10-7 BIG EAST) on Saturday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. to conclude the regular season. The matchup wil be the program’s Senior Day (Andrew Rowsey will be honored in pregame ceremony) and also its final outing in the BMO Harris Bradley Center. FOX will feature the national television broadcast, with Justin Kutcher (play-by-play) and Nick Bahe (analyst) calling the action. As a special thank you to the over 6.5 million fans who have visited the arena over the course of the past 30 years, MU and the arena are partnering to offer special $2 concessions for those in attendance at Saturday’s game.

The Last Meeting
February 17, 2018
Omaha, Neb.
Marquette rallies past Creighton, 90-86
Sacar Anim had a career-high 26 points and Marquette erased a 15-point second half deficit in a stunning 90-86 win at Creighton on Saturday evening. The Golden Eagles (15-11, 6-8 BIG EAST) trailed 56-41 with 19:41 remaining in the second half after a Marcus Foster 3-pointer for the Bluejays. Anim then hit a layup and freshman Greg Elliott added a corner triple to pull Marquette within 10 and start its comeback.

All-Time Series Dates Back To 1922-23

Marquette’s all-time series against Creighton spans nearly the entirety of the program’s 100-year history.

The Golden Eagles lead the all-time series 53-32, claiming the most recent matchup 90-86 on the road on Feb. 17, 2018. Forward Sacar Anim led the way with a career-best 26 points and guard Andrew Rowsey chipped in 21 points. MU trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half before rallying for the victory.

Prior to 2013-14, the most recent meeting between the two programs came in the 1998 National Invitation Tournament. MU posted an 80-68 victory in the opening round at the BMO Harris Bradley Center en route to an appearance in the event’s quarterfinals.

Marquette has claimed 26 of the last 34 outings, including 10-straight between 1975 and 1984. MU also downed the Bluejays 91-83 on Senior Day last season on March 4, 2017.

#Celebrate30 Reflects On Bradley Center History

Marquette will conclude its 30th and final season on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, with the team scheduled to begin competition at the new Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center in 2018-19.

The team is asking fans to use the hashtag #Celebrate30 on social media to share their favorite moments.

The Bradley Center and its staff have been tremendous partners with Marquette University since the team moved into the arena in 1988-89 and the squad’s tenure in the building has provided a plethora of great moments for the program’s players, coaches and fans. The notes listed below illustrate how important MU’s home court has been to the team’s success.

  • Marquette has won over 75 percent if its games (386-115) at home
  • Marquette has played 501 games at the Bradley Center
  • MU owns three undefeated seasons at home (1995-96, 2001-02, 2012-13)
  • Over 6.5 million fans have watched Marquette in the Bradley Center
  • Marquette has had a winning year at home every season since 1988-89
  • MU has ranked in the top-25 in final attendance in each of the last 16 seasons

News & Notes: Scoring Trio Key To Team Success

  • With MU’s 90-86 overtime victory at Georgetown on Monday night, the team is now 3-0 on the year in extra-session contests and 7-0 dating back to the start of the 2015-16 campaign.
  • Guard Andrew Rowsey finished with 28 points in the win at Georgetown, highlighted by nine-straight and included what proved to be the game-winning basket.
  • At least one member of Marquette’s top scoring trio of Markus Howard, Andrew Rowsey and Sam Hauser has led the team in scoring in all but one game (Anim at Creighton) this season and the players account for 67.2 percent of the team’s offensive attack.
  • Guard Markus Howard is on pace to become the program’s 48th 1,000-point scorer. He is currently in possession of 991 points in less than two years and would be one of the fastest players in program history to reach the milestone. Multiple MU players have reached 1,000 points in two seasons, led by George Thompson (1966-69). He managed to collect 1,187 points without the benefit of the 3-point line.
  • Of the team’s losses in 2017-18, six have come to nationally ranked teams (19/21 Purdue, 6/6 Wichita State, 6/5 Xavier, 3/3 Villanova, 8/8 Xavier, and 1/1 Villanova - ranking at time of game). As of Feb. 26, a total of five losses have come to teams (Villanova, Xavier, Purdue) currently ranked in the top-10.




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