Marquette Hosts IUPUI Monday Night At 8 p.m.
Nov. 14, 2015
TV Info: FS1 | Radio Info: 540 ESPN
The Marquette University men's basketball team (0-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) continues its season-opening three-game homestand Monday night when the team welcomes IUPUI (1-0, 0-0 Summit) to the BMO Harris Bradley Center. FS1 will feature the television coverage at 8 p.m. CT, with Jeff Levering (play-by-play) and Stephen Bardo (analyst) calling the action. Following Monday's matchup, Marquette will host Iowa on Thursday, Nov. 19 in the program's inaugural Gavitt Tip-Off Games outing.
Marquette Has Claimed Both Meetings With IUPUI
Marquette is 2-0 all-time against IUPUI, with the most recent matchup coming during the 2013-14 campaign.
The Golden Eagles posted an 86-50 victory at home on Dec. 14, 2013 thanks in large part to 20 points and 11 rebounds off the bench from Davante Gardner. Five players finished with double figures in points and MU shot 65 percent from the floor as a team.
MU also claimed a 76-68 win on Nov. 10, 2007. Marquette is 24-4 all-time against teams currently in the Summit League, with the most recent matchup coming against Omaha last season.
Fischer Nets Double-Double In Opener
Junior forward Luke Fischer finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener against Belmont, collecting his first career double-double in the process.
Friday night's action marked the 25th career outing at MU for the Indiana transfer, who also played in 13 games with the Hoosiers. In 30 minutes on the court, he also chipped in a pair of blocks and half of his boards came at the offensive end.
Henry Ellenson Collects Impressive Debut
Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson finished with a double-double in the team's exhibition victory and continued that trend in the season opener versus Belmont.
The Rice Lake, Wisconsin native finished with a team-best 21 points and 16 rebounds in 36 minutes in a starting assignment. He also chipped in three assists and a block and six of his boards came at the offensive end.
In the exhibition win, Ellenson had a double-double by halftime. Against Belmont, he did a majority of his damage after intermission, when he chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Lineup Features Numerous Offensive Weapons
Last season, Marquette was forced to rely on just two players, Matt Carlino and Duane Wilson, to handle a majority of the scoring load. This year's lineup features multiple options and Friday night's box score provided evidence.
Five of the nine players to see action finished with double figures in points and each of the nine contributed at least one basket. In the team's 32 games last season, Marquette had five-or-more players net at least 10 points on just two occasions.
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