Marquette Hosts Morgan State Sunday At 1 p.m. CT
Dec. 26, 2014
TV Info: FOX Sports 1 | Radio Info: 540 ESPN
The Marquette University men’s basketball team (7-4, 0-0 BIG EAST) wraps up its season-long five-game homestand Sunday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. CT when the squad hosts Morgan State (2-10, 0-0 MEAC) in non-conference action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. FOX Sports 1 will feature MU’s 10th national television broadcast of the campaign, with John Sadak (play-by-play) and Dickey Simpkins (analyst) calling the action. Sunday’s action will also mark the conclusion of the non-league portion of the Golden Eagles’ 2014-15 campaign. Marquette opens BIG EAST Conference action Dec. 31 at DePaul.
BIG EAST Featured During New Year’s Marathon
The BIG EAST Conference will ring in the New Year with a full day of BIG EAST Basketball for the second annual New Year’s Eve Tip-Off Marathon on FOX Sports 1.
From noon until midnight, fans can watch the debut of the 2014-15 conference slate as all 10 teams battle it out for BIG EAST glory.
The schedule of games is St. John’s at Seton Hall (11 a.m. CT), Butler at Villanova (1:30 p.m. CT), Marquette at DePaul (4 p.m. CT), Creighton at Providence (6:30 p.m. CT) and Georgetown at Xavier (9 p.m. CT).
Marquette Has Had Success In Morgan State Series
The Golden Eagles have claimed each of the five all-time meetings with Morgan State, with the most recent matchup coming during the 2006-07 campaign (77-57, Dec. 22).
The two programs first met in the 1988-89 campaign and each of the outings have come in Milwaukee. Marquette is 27-0 all-time against programs currently in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Wilson, Fischer Claim Weekly League Accolades
Wilson was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after helping Marquette to wins over Arizona State and Alabama A&M. He contributed 13.5 points, 4.0 steals, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game and also claimed the award on Dec. 1.
Fischer averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in a pair of Marquette wins while shooting 89.5 percent (17-of-19) from the floor. The two games were the first of the year for Fischer and he opened his MU career with 20 points and nine boards against ASU.
Derrick Wilson Wills Marquette To Win Over North Dakota
Senior guard Derrick Wilson helped Marquette rally from an eight-point deficit to defeat North Dakota on Dec. 22 by collecting his best all-around performance in 2014-15.
Wilson finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists in his seventh starting assignment of the season. He shot 6-of-10 from the field, including his fifth career 3-pointer and didn’t turn the ball over in a team-best 36 minutes of action. His rebound total matched a career high and he narrowly missed collecting his first career double-double.
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