Marquette Travels to Ohio State Tuesday Night

Jajuan Johnson netted a career-best 20 points in the season opener.
Nov. 17, 2014

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The Last Meeting
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November 16, 2013
Milwaukee, Wis.
Ohio State Runs Past Marquette 52-35
Shannon Scott scored 13 points and sparked a decisive second-half run, and No. 10 Ohio State pulled away over cold-shooting No. 17 Marquette for a 52-35 win Saturday.

The Marquette University men’s basketball team (1-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) hits the road for the first time in 2014-15 when the squad travels to Ohio State (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. CT from Value City Arena. ESPN2 will feature Marquette’s first national television broadcast of the campaign, with Bob Wischusen (play-by-play) and Dan Dakich (analyst) calling the action. Following Tuesday’s action, the Golden Eagles will return home for a pair of non-conference matchups (Nov. 22 vs. Omaha, Nov. 24 vs. NJIT) before traveling to the Orlando Classic (Nov. 27-30).

Tip-Off Marathon Includes MU-OSU Matchup

ESPN will mark the opening of the 2014-15 college basketball season with nearly 29 consecutive hours of men’s and women’s game and studio programming as part of its seventh annual Tip-Off Marathon Presented by Dish Monday, Nov. 17 through Tuesday, Nov. 18.

The Marathon – 22 games and a special edition of College GameDay Covered by State Farm across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and SEC Network – will tip off Monday at 7 p.m. ET with the first telecasts of a women’s doubleheader on ESPN2 and a men’s tripleheader on ESPNU.

Following the women’s telecasts, ESPN2 will televise seven consecutive men’s matchups beginning at 11 p.m. ESPN’s schedule of five straight men’s matchups will begin at noon on Tuesday and conclude with the fourth annual State Farm Champions Classic doubleheader – No. 18 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Duke at 7 p.m. followed by No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 1 Kentucky at 9 p.m. – from Indianapolis.

Buckeyes Own Slim Edge In All-Time Series

Ohio State owns a slim 6-4 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1933-34 campaign. The Golden Eagles have claimed three of the last five outings with the Buckeyes, but OSU posted a 52-35 win last season at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The loss snapped Marquette’s 27-game winning streak at home, which was the second-longest in the nation at that time.

Tuesday night’s contest completes a home-and-home series that developed after the two teams were unable to play in 2012-13 in the second annual Carrier Classic in Charleston, S.C., aboard the USS Yorktown. The game was ruled a “no contest” by the game officials due to weather conditions after the court became too slippery to safely conduct the game.

Marquette currently owns 137 all-time victories against programs currently in the Big Ten Conference.

Johnson, Anderson Lead MU In Season Lidlifter

Sophomore forward Jajuan Johnson and senior forward Juan Anderson both collected career highs in points to help lead MU to a 79-63 win over UT Martin in the season opener.

Johnson finished with one of his best all-around efforts as a Golden Eagle, contributing 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. He also chipped in four boards, four steals, two blocks and a pair of assists. His scoring total surpassed his previous high of 18 points, which he posted last season against Cal State Fullerton (11/28/13).

Anderson paced the team with seven rebounds and also notched a career-high 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor. He topped the roster with 34 minutes played and also had four steals and a pair of assists.




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