MU Concludes Non-League Play Against Vanderbilt Dec. 29

Nov. 11 is the first chance to see MU in action at the Bradley Center.

July 15, 2011

MILWAUKEE - Beginning on July 5, will announce the non-conference portion of the 2011-12 men's basketball team's schedule. Opponents and dates will be revealed on a daily basis and will include tentative games times when possible. The series of announcements will conclude on Friday, July 15.

Game times will not be released at this time due to potential changes based on television coverage and building availability.

2011-12 Non-Conference Schedule 

 Date Opponent Time (CT)
Fri., Nov. 11 Mount St. Mary's   TBA
Mon., Nov. 14 Norfolk State   TBA
Fri., Nov. 18 vs. Winthrop (Paradise Jam)  7:30 p.m. CT
Sat./Sun. Nov. 19/20 vs. Mississippi/Drake (Paradise Jam)   5/7:30 p.m. CT
Mon., Nov. 21 vs. TBA (Paradise Jam)   TBA
Mon., Nov. 28 Jacksonville   TBA
Sat., Dec. 3 at Wisconsin   TBA
Tue., Dec. 6 vs. Washington (Jimmy V Classic)  8 p.m. CT
Sat., Dec. 10 Green Bay  TBA
Sat., Dec. 17 Northern Colorado  TBA
Mon., Dec. 19 at LSU  TBA
Thurs., Dec. 22 Milwaukee  TBA
Thurs., Dec. 29 Vanderbilt  TBA















Mount St. Mary's

All-time series record: First Meeting
2010-11 overall record: 11-21
2010-11 conference record/finish: 9-9/Seventh (Northeast Conference)
Head Coach: Robert Burke (Haverford, 1988)
Leading returning scorer: Lamar Trice, Sr., 5-11, G (13.3 points per game)

Robert Burke coached Mount St. Mary's to an 11-21 record in his first season as head coach while the 2010-11 Northeast Conference Most Improved Player, Lamar Trice, led the Mountaineers with 13.3 points per game. Burke came to Mount St. Mary's after previous stints as assistant coach at American University (2009-10) and under John Thompson III at Georgetown (2004-09) and Princeton (2000-04). Only one of the Mountaineers top six scorers in 2010-11 was a senior (Shawn Atupem, 10.8 ppg).

Norfolk State

All-time series record: First Meeting
2010-11 overall record: 12-20
2010-11 conference record/finish: 8-8/sixth (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
Head Coach: Anthony Evans (St. Thomas Aquinas, 1994)
Leading returning scorer: Kyle O'Quinn, Sr., 6-10, C (16.4 points per game)

Returning senior center Kyle O’Quinn had a breakout performance for Norfolk State in 2010-11, leading the Spartans with 16.4 points per game, in addition to ranking among the nation’s leaders in rebounding (11.1 per game/fifth), blocked shots (3.4/fourth) and double-doubles (19/eighth). O’Quinn was a first team All-MEAC and NABC All-District 15 selection and was voted the MEAC Defensive Player of the Year. This game is the season opener for the Spartans.

Paradise Jam

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All-time series record: Winthrop leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Nov. 19, 2005 (Winthrop, 71-64)
2010-11 overall record: 13-17
2010-11 conference record/finish: 9-9/T-fifth (Big South Conference)
Head Coach: Randy Peele (Virginia Wesleyan, 1980)
Leading returning scorer: Reggie Middleton, Sr., 6-1, G (11.0 points per game)

Marquette will face the Eagles for its first game at the Paradise Jam in The U.S. Virgin Islands, where Winthrop will be competing for the third time in the last seven years. Winthrop is led by three-year starting point guard Reggie Middleton, who moved into 11th place on the Eagles career assist list last season and averaged 11 points per game.

Pending result vs. Drake

All-time series record: First Meeting
2010-11 overall record: 20-14
2010-11 conference record/finish: 7-9/third (SEC West)
Head Coach: Andy Kennedy (UAB, 1991)
Leading returning scorer: Terrance Henry, Sr., 6-10, F (9.7 points per game)

Mississippi is Marquette’s first possible opponent of the 2011-12 season to have played in postseason competition last year, losing to California in the first round of the NIT. The Rebels are led by sixth-year head coach Andy Kennedy, who has led the squad to four 20-win campaigns and postseason berths in his five seasons in Oxford. The leading returning scorer is senior forward Terrance Henry who reached double-figures in the last five games of 2010-11.

Pending result vs. Mississippi

All-time series record: Marquette leads 17-5
Last Meeting: March 13, 1986 (MU 79-59)
2010-11 overall record: 13-18
2010-11 conference record/finish: 7-11/seventh (Missouri Valley Conference)
Head Coach: Mark Phelps (Old Dominion, 1996)
Leading returning scorer: Rayvonte Rice, So., 6-4, G (13.8 points per game)

Drake returns four starters from 2010-11, including 6-foot-4 sophomore guard Rayvonte Rice, an honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Conference selection as a freshman. Rice led the Bulldogs in scoring (13.8), rebounding (4.8), steals (1.4) and blocked shots (0.8). If MU and Drake meet it would be the first times the Golden Eagles have faced an MVC opponent since November 28, 2008, when Marquette downed Northern Iowa, 73-43, in the Chicago Invitational.

possible final game opponent

All-time series record: First Meeting
2010-11 overall record: 21-10
2010-11 conference record/finish: 11-7/fifth (Colonial Athletic Association)
Head Coach: James Flint (Saint Joseph’s, 1987)
Leading returning scorer: Chris Fouch, Jr., 6-2, G (14.9 points per game)

Drexel will take on Norfolk State in the first round of play at the Paradise Jam, where it will be led by senior forward Samme Givens, the only player in the CAA last season to average a double-double (12.2 points and 10.1 rebounds). Junior guard Larry Fouch also returns after leading the team in scoring with 14.9 points per game off the bench. The New York native started just two games for the Dragons, who reached the 20-win plateau for the second time in five seasons.

possible final game opponent

All-time series record: TCU leads 4-2
Last Meeting: March 9, 2005 (TCU 60-57 (OT))
2010-11 overall record: 11-22
2010-11 conference record/finish: 1-15/ninth (Mountain West Conference)
Head Coach: Jim Christian (Rhode Island, 1988)
Leading returning scorer: Ronnie Moss, Sr., 6-2, G (15.7 points per game)

A meeting with TCU in the Paradise Jam would be the final contest between the Golden Eagles and Horned Frogs before TCU joins the BIG EAST Conference for the 2012-13 season.. Marquette’s last game against TCU came in the first round of the 2005 Conference USA Tournament, where it lost 60-57 in overtime. The Horned Frogs will face Virginia in the first round of the tournament

possible final game opponent

All-time series record: Virginia leads 3-1
Last Meeting: January 2, 1991 (UVA 94-88)
2010-11 overall record: 16-15
2010-11 conference record/finish: 7-9/T-seventh (Atlantic Coast Conference)
Head Coach: Tony Bennett (UW-Green Bay, 1992)
Leading returning scorer: Mike Scott, Sr., 6-8, F (15.9 points per game)

Head coach and Wisconsin native Tony Bennett will lead the Cavaliers in their first Paradise Jam appearance against TCU in the first round of competition. The winner of that contest will take on the winner of Drexel/Norfolk State. Virginia will be led by senior Mike Scott after the 6-foot-8 forward was granted a fifth year upon missing 21 games in 2010-11 with an ankle injury. Freshman Paul Jesperson from Merrill, Wis., will join UVa after earning 2010-11 Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year and Associated Press Player of the Year honors as a senior at Merrill High School.


All-time series record: Marquette leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Feb. 16, 1972 (MU 88-79)
2010-11 overall record: 20-12
2010-11 conference record/finish: 13-7/third (Atlantic Sun Conference)
Head Coach: Cliff Warren (Mount St. Mary’s, 1990)
Leading returning scorers: Delwan Graham, Sr., 6-7, F (9.0 points per game)
Keith McDougald, So., 6-1, G (9.0)

Jacksonville participated in the 2011 Postseason Tournament after a third-place finish in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Dolphins picked up 20 wins in 2010-11, marking their first back-to-back 20-win seasons since 1974. JU loses A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year and first team all-conference performer Ayron Hardy, but returns A-Sun All-Freshman Team member Keith McDougald.


All-time series record: Wisconsin leads 64-53
Last Meeting: Dec. 11, 2010 (UW 69-64)
2010-11 overall record: 25-9
2010-11 conference record/finish: 13-5/third (Big Ten Conference)
Head Coach: Bo Ryan (Wilkes (Pa.), 1969)
Leading returning scorer: Jordan Taylor, Sr., 6-1, G (18.1 points per game)

Wisconsin returns one of the top point guards in college basketball in Jordan Taylor, who averaged 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game as a junior. Last season, Taylor led the Badgers to a 69-64 victory over Marquette with 21 points at the Bradley Center. In a series dating back to 1917, Wisconsin has met Marquette more times (117) in men’s basketball than any other opponent in program history.

Washington (Jimmy V Classic)

All-time series record: Marquette leads 2-1
Last Meeting: March 18, 2010 (UW 80-78)
2010-11 overall record: 24-11
2010-11 conference record/finish: 11-7/third (Pac-10 Conference)
Head Coach: Lorenzo Romar (Washington/Cincinnati, 1992)
Leading returning scorer: Abdul Gaddy, Jr., 6-3, G (8.5 points per game)

Washington defeated Arizona on a last-second shot to claim the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament Championship and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championship before bowing out to North Carolina. Junior guard Abdul Gaddy, who played only 13 games in 2010-11 before suffering a torn left ACL, is the Huskies leading returning scorer at 8.5 points per game. Gaddy was a teammate of Marquette sophomore Vander Blue on the gold-medal winning 2010 U.S. Under-18 National Team. The Huskies are also expecting big contributions from rising sophomore Terrence Ross and incoming freshman Tony Wroten.

Green Bay

All-time series record: Marquette leads 8-2
Last Meeting: Nov. 17, 2010 (MU 89-69)
2010-11 overall record: 14-18
2010-11 conference record/finish: 8-10/seventh (Horizon)
Head Coach: Brian Wardle (Marquette, 2001)
Leading returning scorer: Alec Brown, So., 7-1, C (10.2 points per game)

Led by former Marquette standout Brian Wardle, Green Bay returns four of its top six scorers from last season, led by rising sophomore center Alec Brown. The 7-foot-1 Brown averaged 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game and earned a spot on the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team. The Golden Eagles defeated the Phoenix last season 89-69 at the Bradley Center as part of the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.

Northern Colorado

All-time series record: First Meeting
2010-11 overall record: 21-11
2010-11 conference record/finish: 13-3/first (Big Sky Conference)
Head Coach: B.J. Hill (Grand View College, 1996)
Leading returning scorer: Elliott Lloyd, Jr., 6-1, G (7.5 points per game)

Northern Colorado won 20 games for the second consecutive year, captured the Big Sky Conference regular season and postseason titles and made its first appearance in the NCAA Championship. The Bears lose their top three leading scorers, including conference player of the year, Devon Beitzel, who averaged 21.5 points per game. Former Marquette graduate assistant Logan Bean (2008-10) is an assistant coach with the Bears.


All-time series record: Marquette leads 1-0
Last Meeting:  March 19, 1970 (MU 101-79)
2010-11 overall record: 11-21
2010-11 conference record/finish: 3-13/sixth (SEC West)
Head Coach: Trent Johnson (Boise St., 1986)
Leading returning scorer: Ralston Turner, So., 6-6, G (12.3 points per game)

Five players who started at least 16 games return for LSU, whom Marquette has not faced since the days of “Pistol” Pete Maravich in the 1970 National Invitation Tournament. The Tigers lose only one of their top nine scorers from last season and return sophomore wing Ralson Turner, who led the squad in scoring. LSU is also hoping for big contributions from freshman center Johnny O’Bryant, a highly touted newcomer from Mississippi.


All-time series record: Marquette leads 38-0
Last Meeting: Nov. 27, 2010 (MU 75-72)
2010-11 overall record: 19-14
2010-11 conference record/finish: 13-5/T-first (Horizon)
Head Coach: Rob Jeter (UW-Platteville, 1991)
Leading returning scorer: Tony Meier, Sr., 6-8, F (12.0 points per game)

Marquette captured its 38th-consecutive victory over Milwaukee in 2010-11 after Darius Johnson-Odom poured in a career-high 29 points at U.S. Cellular Arena. The streak is the second-longest active streak by any program against a single opponent. The Panthers leading returning scorer is 6-foot-8 senior Tony Meier, who scored 13 points last season against the Golden Eagles.


All-time series record: Marquette leads 3-2
Last Meeting: Dec. 29, 2010 (VU 77-76)
2010-11 overall record: 23-11
2010-11 conference record/finish: 9-7/third (SEC East)
Head Coach: Kevin Stallings (Purdue, 1982)
Leading returning scorer: John Jenkins, Jr., 6-4, G (19.5 points per game)

After a heartbreaking 77-76 loss to Vanderbilt in Nashville last season, Marquette welcomes the Commodores to the Bradley Center for a Dec. 29 showdown in what could be a matchup of top-25 teams. Wings John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor, along with big man Festus Ezeli, bolster what should be one of the more experienced and talented rosters in the NCAA this season.




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