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February 10, 2016

Ellenson powers Marquette past Butler

Henry Ellenson

Henry Ellenson

Marquette’s freshman sensation Henry Ellenson scored a career-high 32 points and pulled down ten rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles past Butler 75-69 in Big East action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday.

Ellenson turned in his 13th double-double by hitting eight of his 14 shots and making both of his three-point attempts.  He made 14-of-16 free throws and blocked six shots.

Fellow freshman Traci Carter made five three-pointers for a career high 15 points and Jujuan Johnson added 11 points for Marquette as the Golden Eagles shot 52-percent from the field.

 

Golden Eagles add two pieces, but lose one over weekend

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It may not be felt immediately, however, this past weekend could go down as a key one in the long-term future of the Marquette Golden Eagles men’s basketball program.

On Sunday, head coach Steve Wojciechowski confirmed the Twitter announcement made by Stevens Point Area Senior High junior Sam Hauser, verbally committing to attend Marquette as the first member of the Class of 2016.

The 6-foot-6, 180-pound Hauser was a WBCA First-Team All-State selection after leading the Panthers to the WIAA Division 1 state title. He averaged 17.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists this past winter.

On Saturday, also via Twitter, guard Andrew Rowsey announced his intentions to transfer into the Golden Eagles program after two years at UNC-Asheville. [Read more…]

Buzz Williams Leaves Marquette for Virginia Tech

As of Friday evening the Marquette University Basketball program was without a head coach.

Virginia Tech lured Buzz Williams from Marquette with a 7-year $18 million dollar deal. Reports state Williams met with his team Friday afternoon before quickly exiting and being unavailable for comment.

During his six seasons with Marquette, He compiled a 139-69 record taking the Golden Eagles to five straight NCAA tournaments (2009-2013).

Blue hopes to hear his name Thursday

It was a move that caught a lot of people by surprise.  Vander Blue’s name wasn’t on many mock drafts but still the Junior decided to to forgo his Senior season and enter the 2013 NBA Draft.

Blue has spent the recent weeks on the workout tour including a stop in Milwaukee last week.  Blue’s approach to everything; it only takes one…

AUDIO: Vander Blue says the goal is to make one team love you :08 [Read more…]

Marquette keeps dancing (Audio)

The Marquette Golden Eagles built an early double-digit lead and never looked back as they topped Miami 71-61 in the East Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament Thursday night in Washington D.C.  After leading 29-16 at the half, the closest the game ever got was ten, the final margin.

Jamil Wilson had 16-points to lead the Golden Eagles.  Vander Blue and Davante Gardener added 14-each while Trent Lockett chipped in with 8-points and 11-boards.  After the game, Head Coach Buzz Williams was proud of his team’s effort…

AUDIO: Buzz Williams was proud :16

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