Golden Eagles Head To Georgia Sunday Afternoon
Dec. 2, 2016
TV Info: ESPNU/WatchESPN | Radio Info: 540 ESPN
The Marquette University men’s basketball team (5-2, 0-0 BIG EAST) travels to Georgia (5-2, 0-0 SEC) on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. CT in the squad’s lone true road contest of the non-conference season. ESPNU will feature MU’s eighth national television broadcast of the campaign, with Alex Faust (play-by-play) and Dalen Cuff (analyst) calling the action. Sunday’s action marks the start of a three-game, seven-day stretch for Marquette, which will also face Fresno State (Dec. 6) and rival Wisconsin (Dec. 10) at home in a week’s time.
Marquette Claimed Lone Meeting With Georgia
Marquette claimed the lone meeting with Georgia, downing the Bulldogs 100-70 on Dec. 27, 1974.
The matchup in 1974-75 was part of the Milwaukee Classic. Bo Ellis led the way with 25 points and 12 rebounds and Earl Tatum chipped in 21 points and eight boards. MU ended up claiming the tournament title at after a 73-55 win over Virginia the following night.
Marquette finished 23-4 overall that season and played in the NCAA Mideast Regional, eventually falling to No. 6 Kentucky.
Marquette Searching For Winning Combination
Marquette’ depth, especially on the perimeter, has been on display early in 2016-17 as multiple players have led the way offensively through seven games.
Lineup combinations have allowed the coaching staff plenty of options when it comes to the starting lineup. As a result, nine different players have earned at least one starting assignment. Through seven games, MU has featured five different groups on the court for the opening tip.
Offensive Attack Completes Successful Homestand
Marquette’s offensive production during its recent three-game homestand produced some impressive numbers and as a result allowed the team to post three-straight wins.
In victories over IUPUI, Houston Baptist and Western Carolina, the Golden Eagles averaged 98.3 points per game while shooting 56.1 percent from the field and 41.0 percent from behind the 3-point line.
Balanced scoring was one of the keys to the team’s success, as five players managed to average double figures over the course of the three games, led by Luke Fischer’s 17.0 points per game.
Rowsey Looking To Expand Offensive Impact
Junior guard Andrew Rowsey, who has played in all seven games this season (13.9 minutes per contest), has scored 41 of his 48 points against Pittsburgh (20) and Western Carolina (21). He has chipped in just seven total points in the other five outings.
He netted 21 points against the Catamounts Wednesday night, marking a personal high for him with the Golden Eagles. Rowsey saw just 20 minutes of action, but shot 7-of-11 from the floor and 4-of-7 from behind the 3-point line.
In 28 minutes off the bench against the Panthers on Nov. 18, 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.
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).
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