Marquette Hosts NJIT Monday Night At 8 p.m. CT
Nov. 23, 2014
TV Info: FOX Sports 1 | Radio Info: 540 ESPN
MU-NJIT Meeting For First Time
NJIT is the second-straight opponent Marquette will be meeting for the first time and at least the third in 2014-15. MU and Alabama A&M have never faced each other and potential foe Rider at the 2014 Orlando Classic later this week would also mark a first-time meeting.
Derrick Wilson Nets Career High Against Omaha
Senior guard Derrick Wilson, who has been battling a leg injury early in 2014-15, collected his most productive offensive night of the young season Saturday against Omaha.
The Anchorage, Alaska, native finished with a personal-best 17 points in 35 minutes off the bench. He shot 8-of-13 from the field, which also marked career highs in both field goals made and attempted. He also found time to chip in five assists (just one turnover) and three rebounds.
Through the first two games of the campaign, Wilson had collected just three points on a trio of shot attempts.
Anderson Making The Most Of His Minutes
Senior forward Juan Anderson started 19 of the team’s 31 games in 2013-14, but averaged just 13.5 minutes per contest.
His role on this year’s team has been expanded by new head coach Steve Wojciechowski and as a result he has been on the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game through the first three outings and he has made the most of his opportunity.
The Oakland, Calif., is currently tops on the roster in scoring (15.0 ppg.) after contributing just 3.2 points per game as a junior. He has also doubled his rebounding contribution and is shooting better from the field overall and from behind the 3-point line.
His final line in Saturday’s matchup with Omaha was 23 points (career high), eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.
Marquette Lending Out Helping Hand In 2014-15
Marquette has assisted on 67.5 percent (56-of-83) of its made baskets through the first three games in 2014-15, which is the 20th-best rate in the country (through 11/22).
Seven of the nine active players on the roster own at least three assists, led by senior guard Matt Carlino’s 17 helpers (just four turnovers). Of the team’s 23 baskets at Ohio State, 17 were setup by a teammate.
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