Golden Eagles Host Savannah State Saturday Afternoon
Dec. 13, 2012
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The Marquette University men's basketball team (6-2) wraps up a two-game homestand Saturday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center when the squad hosts Savannah State (5-5) at 1 p.m. CT in non-conference action. Sports32 will feature the broadcast, with Tim Van Vooren (play-by-play) and Jim McIlvaine (analyst) calling the action. The matchup will also air live on SportsNet New York. The Golden Eagles are in the middle of a stretch that sees the program play 4-of-5 games in Milwaukee. MU will travel to Green Bay on Dec. 19 before wrapping up the non-league portion of its schedule Dec. 22 and 29 against LSU and NC Central, respectively.
MU Hoping To Continue MEAC Success
Marquette is 3-0 all-time against Savannah State in men's basketball and a perfect 25-0 in program history versus teams currently in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).
The Golden Eagles have collected the most victories (5-0) against Morgan State and Coppin State. The squad has yet to face three MEAC programs, but will be able to cross NC Central off of that list on Dec. 29.
Program Looking To Collect 1,500th Win
Marquette's next victory will mark the 1,500th win in school history, allowing the program to reach a rare collegiate milestone.
MU currently owns an overall record of 1,499-914 (.621) and is in its 96th season of competition. When the team does claim its seventh win in 2012-13, it will become the 43rd school in NCAA history to reach 1,500 wins.
Eight other teams (Syracuse, St. John's, Notre Dame, Louisville, Cincinnati, UConn, Villanova, Georgetown) currently in the BIG EAST are ahead of MU.
Cadougan Picks Perfect Time For Career Night
Senior guard Junior Cadougan proved to be the difference for Marquette in the team's win over rival Wisconsin, taking over in the second half of the 60-50 victory.
Cadougan, who was tabbed to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Roll following his play against the Badgers, collected six assists and four rebounds to go along with the personal-best 18-point performance. He shot an impressive 7-of-10 from the floor in the contest and 14 of his points came in the second half.
The Toronto, Ontario native has started each game this season for the Golden Eagles and is averaging 6.3 points, 4.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds.
Blue Showing MU Fans He's Their Boy Early In 2012-13
Marquette's Vander Blue had another strong offensive night in the win against Wisconsin, continuing a recent trend for the junior guard.
Blue is averaging 16.4 points in his last five outings (missed UMBC with knee injury) and shooting 49.3 percent (33-of-67) from the field and 9-of-16 (55.3 percent) from behind the 3-point line in a team-high 32.0 minutes per contest. He is also contributing 2.0 assists and 2.4 rebounds per outing in those matchups.
The Madison, Wis., native finished with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field in 35 minutes of action. He also chipped in five rebounds, four steals and a pair of assists against his hometown Badgers.