Marquette Hosts Rival Wisconsin Saturday At 1:30 p.m. CT
Dec. 9, 2010
The Marquette University men's basketball team (7-2) continues its five-game homestand Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. CT when the squad hosts in-state rival Wisconsin at the Bradley Center. The 117th meeting between the two programs will mark MU's third national television broadcast of the campaign, with Dave Pasch (play-by-play) and Dan Dakich (analyst) calling the action. Following Saturday's game, the Golden Eagles will have a week to focus on academics before returning to the court Dec. 18 to host Centenary at 1 p.m. CT on Sports32.
Series With Badgers Dates Back To 1917
Marquette's all-time series with Wisconsin dates back to 1917, with the first meeting coming in just MU's second season of competition.
Wisconsin owns a 63-53 edge in the previous matchups, with each squad enjoying an extended run of success at various points in the series. Marquette's best streak came between 1969 and 1984 when the team claimed 15-straight wins and 19-of-21 overall. Wisconsin most recently claimed a victory in Milwaukee on Dec. 9, 2006, when the 11th-ranked Badgers posted a 70-66 decision. In 2009-10, a second-half rally by Marquette came up short and UW was able to hold on for the 72-63 win at the Kohl Center.
MU has met Wisconsin more times (116) in men's basketball than any other opponent in program history. Notre Dame and Marquette have met on 113 occasions dating back to 1920, the second-most matchups against any single opponent in the record book.
MU To Conclude Tour Of State On Saturday
Saturday's matchup will complete Marquette's trio of games against each of the other three NCAA Division I programs in the state of Wisconsin.
MU has already defeated Green Bay (Nov. 17) and Milwaukee (Nov. 27) in 2010-11. This year marks the first time since 1996-97 MU has faced the Phoenix, Panthers and Badgers in the same campaign.
Crowder A Perfect 3-point Shooter: On First Attempt
Junior forward Jae Crowder has made at least on e 3-pointer in each of the last seven games for Marquette.
He is shooting a perfect 7-of-7 from behind the line on his respective first attempt of each outing. Of those seven treys, six have come from the top of the key and the other came against Green Bay from the right corner. Following his first shot from long distance, however, Crowder has connected on just 1-of-11 attempts dating back to the Nov. 17 contest versus the Phoenix.
For the season, Crowder is connecting on 40.0 percent (8-of-20) from 3-point land.