Men's Basketball
Marquette Hosts Norfolk State Monday Night At 6 p.m.

Junior Cadougan opened the year with a double-double.

Junior Cadougan opened the year with a double-double.

Nov. 13, 2011

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The Marquette University men’s basketball team wraps up a two-game homestand Monday night at 6 p.m. CT when the squad entertains Norfolk State at the Bradley Center in non-conference action. Sports32 will feature the live television broadcast, with Steve “The Homer” True (play-by-play) and former MU standout Jim McIlvaine (analyst) calling the action. Kent Sommerfeld (play-by-play) and George Thompson (analyst) will be courtside for 540 ESPN’s radio coverage. The Golden Eagles will depart Wednesday night for the U.S. Virgin Islands and open play Friday at 7:30 p.m. CT against Winthrop at the Paradise Jam.

Spartans To Make Bradley Center Debut

For the second-straight game Marquette will be facing an opponent for the first time ever. Norfolk State, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, is making its first appearance at the Bradley Center.

The Golden Eagles are a perfect 23-0 against programs currently in the MEAC, having faced nine of the 13 teams on at least one occasion. The most recent matchup came against Maryland Eastern Shore in the second game of the 2009-10 campaign and resulted in an 86-60 Marquette victory.

Norfolk State returns two starters and 11 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including Preseason MEAC Player of the Year Kyle O’Quinn. The 6-10 center claimed the league’s defensive player of the year award in 2010-11, the first-ever selection for NSU.

Season Opener Provides Plethora Of Notes

Marquette’s season-opening 54-point win over Mount. St. Mary’s was significant for a number of reasons besides the final margin of victory. Several individual and team accomplishments of note were collected.

  • The 54-point triumph over the Mountaineers is Marquette’s largest margin of victory since MU’s 104-49 win (55 points) over Prairie View A&M on Dec. 6, 1996.
  • Led by 14 points each by Jae Crowder and Chris Otule, six players scored in double figures for Marquette for the first time since last season’s 89-69 win over Green Bay (No. 17, 2010) at the Bradley Center.
  • Each of the 10 players to see action for MU contributed at least one point and one rebound. The last time every player to see the court chipped in came Feb. 2, 2011 in a 75-70 loss at Villanova.
  • Marquette’s 54-point margin of victory was the largest in a season opener since MU downed Milwaukee Teachers College 83-28 (55 point margin) to begin the 1944-45 campaign.
  • Marquette’s 19 steals established a new single-game team record at the Bradley Center, led by four steals apiece from Jae Crowder and Vander Blue.
  • Marquette improves to 80-15 (.842) in season openers with Friday’s victory. MU has won 11 consecutive season openers and 12 of its last 13.

 

 

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