Men's Basketball
MU Wraps Up Non-Conference Schedule Dec. 29 At Vanderbilt

The non-league schedule will provide plenty of tests for Buzz Williams and MU.


The non-league schedule will provide plenty of tests for Buzz Williams and MU.

Beginning on July 12, GoMarquette.com will announce the non-conference portion of the 2010-11 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 Thursday, July 22.

2010-11 Non-Conference Schedule 

 Date Opponent Time
Sat., Nov. 6 St. John's (MN) [Exhibition]  1 p.m. CT
Fri., Nov. 12 Prairie View A&M  7:30 p.m. CT 
Sun., Nov. 14 Bucknell (CBE Classic) TBA
Nov. 16/17 Green Bay (CBE Classic) TBA
Sat., Nov. 20 South Dakota 1 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 22 vs. Duke/Kansas State/Gonzaga (CBE Classic) TBA
Tue., Nov. 23 vs. Duke/Kansas State/Gonzaga (CBE Classic) TBA
Sat., Nov. 27 at Milwaukee TBA
Sat., Dec. 4 Longwood 1 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 7 TAMU-Corpus Christi 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 11 Wisconsin TBA
Sat., Dec. 18 Centenary 1 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 21 Mississippi Valley State 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 29 at Vanderbilt TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


at Vanderbilt

All-time series record:  Marquette leads 3-1
Last Meeting: March 14, 1974 (Marquette 69-61)
2009-10 overall record: 24-9
2009-10 conference record: 12-4
Conference Finish: Second (Southeastern Conference, East Division)
Head Coach: Kevin Stallings (Purdue, 1982)
Leading returning scorer: Jeffery Taylor, Jr., 6-7, G/F (13.3 points per game)

Kevin Stallings enters his 11th season as head coach for the Commodores and his teams have advanced to the Sweet 16 twice during his tenure. Vanderbilt loses two starters from last season but returns 6-foot-7 wing Jeffery Taylor.


Mississippi Valley State

All-time series record: Marquette leads 2-0
Last Meeting: Dec. 17, 1991 (Marquette 87-62)
2009-10 overall record: 9-23
2009-10 conference record: 8-10
Conference Finish: T-Sixth (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
Head Coach: Sean Woods (Kentucky, 1992)
Leading returning scorer: Shannon Behling, Sr., 6-7, F (11.6 points per game)

Sean Woods is entering his second season as coach of the Delta Devils. Mississippi Valley State returns four starters from last season with the only loss being leading scorer Julius Cheeks.


Centenary

All-time series record: Marquette leads 3-0
Last Meeting: Nov. 13, 2009 (Marquette 85-62)
2009-10 overall record: 8-21
2009-10 conference record: 3-15
Conference Finish: T-Ninth (Summit League)
Head Coach: Adam Walsh (High Point University, 2000)
Leading returning scorer: Roman Tubner, Sr., 6-0, G (8.0 points per game)

Adam Walsh is in his first season as head coach of the Gents after previously serving as an assistant under previous coaches Greg Gary and Rob Flaska. Centenary returns only six players from last season's roster.


Wisconsin

All-time series record: Wisconsin leads 63-53
Last Meeting: Dec. 12, 2009 (Wisconsin 72-63)
2009-10 overall record: 24-9
2009-10 conference record: 13-5
Conference Finish: Fourth (Big 10)
Head Coach: Bo Ryan (Wilkes (Pa.) University, 1969)
Leading returning scorer: Jon Leuer, Sr., 6-10, F (15.4 points per game)

Bo Ryan is entering his 10th season as head coach at Wisconsin and has compiled a 217-82 record. Under his direction, Wisconsin has captured five Big Ten titles and an NCAA tournament appearance every season. The Badgers lost two of their top three scorers from last season in Trevon Hughes (15.3 ppg) and Jason Bohannon (11.6 ppg) but return leading scorer Jon Leuer.


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

All-time series record: First Meeting
2009-10 overall record: 17-15
2009-10 conference record: 10-6
Conference Finish: Second (Southland Conference, West Division)
Head Coach: Perry Clark (Gettysburg College, 1974)
Leading returning scorer: Demond Watt, Sr., 6-7, F (12.7 points per game)

Perry Clark, the second head coach in program history,enters his fourth season with the Islanders after previous head coaching stints with Tulane and Miami (Fla.). The Islanders lose all-conference performer Kevin Palmer but return four starters from a successful 2009-10 squad.


Longwood

All-time series record: First Meeting
2009-10 overall record: 12-19
2009-10 conference record: N/A
Conference Finish: N/A (Independent)
Head Coach: Mike Gillian (North Adams State)
Leading returning scorer: Antwan Carter, Jr., 6-6, C (14.6 points per game)

Longwood, located in Farmville, Va., enters its fourth season as an NCAA Division I-eligible university. The Lancers lose leading scorer Dana Smith but return Antwan Carter and guard Martiz Washington. Smith was named the most valuable player among Independents by CollegeInsider.com in 2009-10.


at Milwaukee

All-time series record: Marquette leads 37-0
Last Meeting: Dec. 8, 2009 (Marquette 71-51)
2009-10 overall record: 20-14
2009-10 conference record: 10-8
Conference Finish: T-Fourth (Horizon League)
Head Coach: Rob Jeter (UW-Platteville, 1991)
Leading returning scorer: Anthony Hill, Sr., 6-7, F (9.1 points per game)

Marquette will look to continue its 37-game winning streak against the Panthers at U.S. Cellular Arena. Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter, a former Marquette assistant will count on returning senior Anthony Hill in the frontcourt with Ja-Rob McCallum and Deonte Roberts at guard. Hill scored 10 points against Marquette in 2009-10, while Jimmy Butler led the Golden Eagles in the win with 19 points on a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor.


South Dakota

All-time series record: Marquette leads 4-0
Last Meeting: Nov. 24, 2009 (Marquette 93-68)
2009-10 overall record: 22-10
2009-10 conference record: 11-1
Conference Finish: - (Great West)
Head Coach: Dave Boots (Augsburg, 1979)
Leading returning scorer: Jake Thomas, So., 6-3, G (13.3 points per game)

Marquette defeated South Dakota at the Bradley Center on Nov. 24, 2009 behind 20 points from senior Lazar Hayward and 18 points from Darius Johnson-Odom. Johnson-Odom also added five assists without a turnover in 31 minutes of action. Jake Thomas, a Racine, Wis. native, scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Coyotes, who were led in scoring by senior forward Tyler Cain's 19 points.


Bucknell (O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic)

All-time series record: First meeting
2009-10 overall record: 14-17
2009-10 conference record: 9-5
Conference Finish: Second (Patriot League)
Head Coach: Dave Paulsen (Williams, 1987)
Leading returning scorer: Daryl Shazier, Sr., 6-0, G (15.8 ppg)

Leading scorer Darryl Shazier was one of only two players to start all 31 games for the Bison and averaged 10.1 points per game. Shazier will return for his senior season and is joined by three other returning starters. Junior Bryan Cohen was named the 2010 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, while 6-foot-10 sophomore Mike Muscala was named Second Team All-Patriot League and an All-Rookie Team member in 2009-10.


Green Bay (O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic)

All-time series record: Marquette leads 7-2
Last Meeting: Dec. 14, 1996 (Marquette 55-39)
2009-10 overall record: 22-13
2009-10 conference record: 11-7
Conference Finish: Third (Horizon League)
Head Coach: Brian Wardle (Marquette, 2001)
Leading returning scorer: Rahmon Fletcher, Sr., 5-10, G (15.8 ppg)

Former MU standout Brian Wardle was named head coach of the Phoenix on April 15 after previously serving as an assistant coach under Tod Kowalczyk. Wardle played for the Golden Eagles from 1998-2001 and is the sixth-leading scorer (1,690 points) in Marquette history.

Wardle takes over a program that went 22-13 and 11-7 in the Horizon League in 2009-10 and returns its top-two leading scorers in juniors Rahmon Fletcher and Bryquis Perine.

Kansas State (O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic)

All-time series record: Kansas State leads 7-2
Last Meeting: Jan. 3, 1988 (Kansas State 78-57)
2009-10 overall record: 29-8 (NCAA Elite Eight)
2009-10 conference record: 14-3
Conference Finish: T-Second (Big 12)
Head Coach: Frank Martin (Florida International, 1993)
Leading returning scorer: Jacob Pullen, Sr., 6-0, G (19.3 points per game)

Kansas State returns leading scorer and third team All-American Jacob Pullen in addition to fellow starter Curtis Kelly. The Wildcats posted a school-record 29 wins and advanced to the Elite Eight for the 12th time in school history and the first time since 1988, the last year in which Marquette played K-State.


Duke (O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic)

All-time series record: Duke leads 5-2
Last Meeting: Nov. 21, 2007 (Duke 77-73) (Maui Invitational Championship Game)
2009-10 overall record: 35-5 (2010 NCAA National Champions)
2009-10 conference record: 13-3
Conference Finish: T-First (Atlantic Coast Conference)
Head Coach: Mike Krzyzcewski (U.S. Military Academy, 1969)
Leading returning scorer: Kyle Singler, Sr., 6-8, F (17.7 points per game)

The Blue Devils captured their fourth national title in school history and first since 2001 with a 61-59 victory over Butler in 2009-10. In addition to Kyle Singler, senior guard Nolan Smith who averaged 17.4 points per game, returns to lead a backcourt that will add transfer Seth Curry and highly touted freshman point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving starred on the U-18 U.S. National Team with Marquette freshman Vander Blue.

In 2006 the Golden Eagles captured the CBE Championship with a 73-62 victory over No. 9 Duke in Kansas City. The following season, Duke got revenge with a 77-73 win in the championship game of the Maui Invitational.


Gonzaga (O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic)

All-time series record: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting: Nov. 24, 2001 (Marquette 72-63)
2009-10 overall record: 27-7 (NCAA Second Round)
2009-10 conference record: 12-2
Conference Finish: First (West Coast Conference)
Head Coach: Mark Few (Oregon, 1987)
Leading returning scorer: Elias Harris, So., 6-7, F (14.9 points per game)

Gonzaga loses leading scorer Matt Bouldin to graduation but returns most of a team which reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2009-10. Elias Harris had a stellar freshman campaign in Spokane, posting averages of 14.9 points and 7.1 rebounds. Harris along with senior guard Steven Gray and junior center Robert Sacre provide a solid foundation for Mark Few's 12th year with the Bulldogs.

The Golden Eagles last played Gonzaga in the Great Alaska Shootout during former Marquette star Dwyane Wade's first campaign at MU.


Prairie View A&M

All-time series record: Marquette leads 4-0
Last Meeting: Dec. 6, 1996 (Marquette 104-49)
2009-10 overall record: 16-14
2009-10 conference record: 11-7
Conference Finish: T-4th (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
Head Coach: Byron Rimm II (Cal State-Los Angeles, 1999)
Leading returning scorer: Michael Griffin, Jr., 5-8, G (9.2 points per game)

Head coach Byron Rimm is entering his fifth season at Prairie View A&M and holds a record of 48-74 during his career with the Panthers. PVAMU loses leading scorer Darnell Hugee (15.0 ppg) and rebounder Dorian McDaniel (6.0 ppg) but returns junior starters Michael Griffin and Tim Meadows.


 

St. John's (Minn.) - Exhibition

All-time series record: MU leads 5-0
Last Meeting: Dec. 3, 1974 (Marquette 92-46)
2009-10 overall record: 14-12
2009-10 conference record: 11-9
Conference Finish: T-5th (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)
Head Coach: Jim Smith (Marquette, 1956)
Leading returning scorer: Aaron Burtzel, Sr., 6-5, F (13.6 points per game)

St. John's head coach Jim Smith is entering his 47th season as a collegiate head coach and owns a career record of 713-499 (.588), making him the 27th coach in NCAA men's basketball history to accumulate 700 career victories. Smith played at Marquette from 1954-56 under Tex Winters before taking over at St. John's in 1964, the same year that Al McGuire began his career at Marquette.

Smith was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Marquette University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in 2010 and in 2009, St. John's dedicated the Sexton Arena court the "Jim and Adrienne Smith Court." In 2001, Smith became the winningest collegiate basketball coach in the history of Minnesota.

 

All-time series record: Marquette leads 37-0
Last Meeting: Dec. 8, 2009 (Marquette 71-51)
2009-10 overall record: 20-14
2009-10 conference record: 10-8
Conference Finish: T-Fourth (Horizon League)
Head Coach: Rob Jeter (UW-Platteville, 1991)
Leading returning scorer: Anthony Hill, Sr., 6-7, F (9.1 points per game)

Marquette will look to continue its 37-game winning streak against the Panthers at U.S. Cellular Arena. Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter, a former Marquette assistant will count on returning senior Anthony Hill in the frontcourt with Ja-Rob McCallum and Deonte Roberts at guard. Hill scored 10 points against Marquette in 2009-10, while Jimmy Butler led the Golden Eagles in the win with 19 points on a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor.



 

 

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