Marquette Hosts Rockhurst Saturday In Exhibition Action

Oct. 31, 2016

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The Marquette University men’s basketball team will play its lone exhibition game, on Saturday, Nov. 5 against Rockhurst, with tipoff slated for 1 p.m. CT at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The game, which will mark the beginning of the 100th year of play for the Golden Eagles, can be seen on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel with Dennis Krause (play-by-play) and former MU standout Tony Smith (analyst) calling the action. The game can also be heard on ESPN Milwaukee (540 AM), with Steve “The Homer” True (play-by-play) and Mike Broeker (analyst) on the call.

Season tickets are still available for the 2016-17 season, starting as low as $125 and mini plans are now on sale. The four-game mini plan includes games against Wisconsin and Xavier, then the choice of Georgetown or Creighton, and for the last game, Villanova or Providence.

For more information visit gomarquette.com/tickets or call the ticket office at 414.288.4668. Marquette’s lineup will feature 10 returning players, which include: Sacar Anim, Traci Carter, Haanif Cheatham, Sandy Cohen, III, Luke Fischer, Matt Heldt, Jajuan Johnson, Cam Marotta and Duane Wilson. Andrew Rowsey also returns to the squad, and will make his Marquette debut after sitting out a year per NCAA transfer rules.


 

 

Marquette’s newcomers include two freshmen, Markus Howard and Sam Hauser, as well as transfer, Katin Reinhardt.

Howard and Hauser, both consensus top-100 nationally ranked prospects, will look to add to Marquette’s strong core of guards in 2016-17. Howard spent the 2015-16 season at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, where he led the team with 18.6 points per game and also chipped in 3.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds per outing. Hauser, who spent his high school career at Stevens Point Area High School, averaged 18.2 points while shooting nearly 44.0 percent from beyond the arc.

Reinhardt joins the Golden Eagles as a graduate student, after previously spending time at USC, where he tallied 11.4 points per contest last season.

The matchup with Rockurst will feature Diener a family outing, as former MU standout, now-MU staff member, Travis Diener is cousins with Rockhurst’s head coach, Drew Diener. Drew Diener is a 2003 graduate of Saint Louis University, where he scored 537 career points and ranks fifth in career three-point field goal percentage for the Billikens.

Drew’s dad, Dick Diener, also is on the Hawks’ coaching staff, serving as an assistant coach. Dick Diener spent over 25 years as high school basketball coach in the state of Wisconsin, and coached Fond du Lac High School from 1984-2006.

Following the exhibition, Marquette will officially begin its regular season when it travels to Annapolis, Maryland to take on Vanderbilt. The game will be played as part of the 2016 Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy, with tip-off slated for 5:30 p.m. CT.

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