Marquette Hosts IUPUI Tuesday Night In 2K Classic

Nov. 21, 2016

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TV Info: FS1 | Radio Info: 540 ESPN

The Marquette University men's basketball team (2-2, 0-0 BIG EAST) concludes play in the 2K Classic Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. CT when the squad hosts IUPUI (2-2, 0-0 Summit) at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. FS1 will feature Marquette's third national television broadcast of the season, with Jeff Levering (play-by-play) and Stephen Bardo (analyst) calling the action.

MU Has Claimed Trio Of Meetings With IUPUI

Marquette is 3-0 all-time against IUPUI, with the most recent matchup coming during the 2015-16 campaign.

The Last Meeting
IUPUI (Legends Classic)71  
November 16, 2015
BMO Harris Bradley Center
Marquette Tops IUPUI, 75-71, in OT
The Marquette University men's basketball team survived a late scare to hold off IUPUI, 75-71, in overtime on Monday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

MU needed overtime to down the Jaguars last season, pulling out a 75-71 victory at home on Nov. 16, 2015 as part of the Legends Classic. Forward Henry Ellenson led the way with 18 points and center Luke Fischer finished with a double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds). Guard Duane Wilson chipped in 16 points and matched a personal best with seven rebounds.

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 in 2014-15.

Rowsey Provides Scoring Boost At 2K Classic

Entering Marquette's 2K Classic matchup with Pittsburgh last Friday, junior guard Andrew Rowsey had contributed just two points over the course of the team's first three outings.

In 28 minutes off the bench against the Panthers, Rowsey chipped in a team-high 20 points and also had two rebounds and a pair of assists. The Lexington, Va., native knocked down 3-of-7 shots from behind the 3-point line and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. Only starters Haanif Cheatham and Jajuan Johnson saw more playing time (32 minutes).

Rowsey redshirted in 2015-16 after transferring from UNC Asheville, where he was a two-time all-league honoree. He averaged 19.2 points per game as a sophomore in 2014-15 and finished third in the nation in free throw percentage (.921).

Cheatham Chipping In All-Around Game

Sophomore guard Haanif Cheatham has picked up where he left off last season, when he was voted one of the league's top freshman by the head coaches.

Through games of Nov. 20, he is ranked among the league leaders in six different categories. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native is 22nd in scoring (12.3 ppg.), 19th in rebounding (5.0 rpg.), seventh in assists (3.8 apg.), 11th in free throw percentage (.857), fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.8) and sixth in defensive rebounds (4.8 drpg.).

As a result of his solid all-around efforts, Cheatham is tops on the roster in assists and second in both scoring and rebounding.




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