Marquette Hosts Georgia Saturday at 1 p.m. CT
Nov. 30, 2017
The Marquette University men’s basketball team (5-2, 0-0 BIG EAST) continues its four-game homestand when the squad hosts Georgia (5-1, 0-0 SEC) Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. CT at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. CBS Sports Network will feature the national television broadcast, with John Sadak (play-by-play) and Jordan Cornette (analyst) calling the action. Following Saturday’s action, Marquette will wrap up its homestand on Tuesday, Dec. 5 when the team welcomes Vermont for a 6 p.m. CT matchup.
MU Owns Pair Of Wins In Limited Series The Golden Eagles have claimed both of the all-time meetings with the Bulldogs, with Saturday’s matchup marking the conclusion of a home-and-home series. Marquette posted an 89-79 victory on Dec. 4, 2016 on the road. Forward Sam Hauser led four players in double figures with 19 points. MU knocked down 13 3-pointers as a team and collected 23 points off of Georgia miscues. The first meeting between the two programs came in the Milwaukee Classic during the 1974-75 campaign. MU posted a 100-70 win in that matchup.
Home Sweet Home For Marquette In December Marquette began the first of two extended homestands on Monday night and as a result will play 8-of-9 contests at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Golden Eagles won’t leave the state until Jan. 3, at Providence, and the only road game prior to that is Dec. 9 down I-94 at Wisconsin. Howard Not Afraid Of Record Long Distance Charges It was raining both outside and inside of the BMO Harris Bradley Center Wednesday night as sophomore guard Markus Howard and his teammates soaked the Chicago State Cougars with a record-setting 3-point shooting display. Howard surpassed his own record by knocking down a program-best 11 treys (national single-game high in 2016-17) en route to a 33-point night. The Chandler, Arizona, native finished 11-of-15 from long distance in just 32 minutes of action. Against Xavier on Feb. 18, 2017, he matched the previous mark (Mark Anglavar vs, Butler, Feb. 1, 1990) of nine 3-pointers and finished the night with a career-best 34 points. Senior guard Andrew Rowsey was 6-of-12 from long distance against CSU, helping Marquette set new single-game records for both treys made (18) and attempted (39). MU had knocked down 15 in one contest three times prior to Wednesday, most recently against Cincinnati on Jan. 4, 2009.
Good Things Come In 30 For Marquette Trio
Sophomore Markus Howard finished with 33 points in the win over Chicago State, marking the third-straight game a Marquette player had reached the 30-point plateau.
Senior guard Andrew Rowsey netted a Marquette-high 30 points in the Nov. 23 win over LSU at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational and sophomore forward Sam Hauser finished with a career-best 30 points in Monday’s victory over Eastern Illinois.
Howard’s effort marked the first time since 2004-05 that MU has had three 30-point performances in the same season and that year Travis Diener did it all three times (Air Force, Nebraska and East Carolina). Marquette hasn’t had three different players accomplish the feat at least as far back as 1969-70.
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