Marquette ends 4-game slide

The Marquette Golden Eagles ended their four-game losing streak, knocking off Seton Hall 88-85 in New Jersey on Wednesday night.

The Golden Eagles (14-10, 5-7 Big East) swept the season series from the Pirates (17-7, 6-5).

Markus Howard led the way with 32 points.  Forward Sam Hauser scored 16 points and 10 rebounds as five Golden Eagles scored in double figures.

Marquette held Seton Hall center Angel Delgado to 11 points and seven rebounds.

Marquette plays at St. John’s on Saturday.  The Red Storm won its first Big East game of the season on Wednesday night, upsetting number-one Villanova 79-75.  St. John’s (1-11 Big East) also knocked off Duke last Saturday.


Marquette suffers bad home loss to Butler

Markus Howard – Photo Courtesy of Marquette Athletics.

The boos came early and often on Wednesday night as the Marquette Golden Eagles trailed by as many as 30 points on their own home court before finally falling to the Butler Bulldogs 92-72 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The only thing that slowed the booing was many fans heading for the exits midway through the second half.

The loss for Marquette (13-9, 4-6 Big East), means they have little margin for error in terms of securing a second straight NCAA Tournament bid.

Butler (16-7, 6-4) captured the season series from the Golden Eagles, holding Marquette to 5 of 18 from beyond the arc.

Markus Howard found his shooting stroke again, finishing with 26 points, but fellow sharp shooting guard went scoreless, missing all six of his shots.  Sophomore guard Sacar Anim added a career high 15 points.

Marquette is back home on Saturday when the Golden Eagles will face Providence.

Marquette struggles in loss at Xavier

Markus Howard (file photo) – Courtesy of Marquette Athletics

The Marquette Golden Eagles had 9-days off between games.  But the well rested Golden Eagles struggled defensively and fell to No. 8 Xavier 89-70 on Wednesday night in Cincinnati.

Sophomore guard Markus Howard scored 33 points on 14-of-27 shooting, but no other Marquette player was able to hit double figures.  Senior guard Andrew Rowsey entered the game averaging 21 points a game but scored just six on 2-of-9 shooting.  Sophomore forward Sam Hauser suffered a hip injury late in the first half and played just three minutes in the second, finishing with five points.

The Musketeers (19-3, 7-2 Big East) shot 55.6% from the field and had five players score in double figures.  Xavier scored 51 points in the first half when they made 57.6% of their shots.

Meanwhile, Howard scored 24 of the teams 33 points in the first half, hitting 11 of 18 from the field for Marquette (13-7, 4-4).  But Howard had a streak of 66 straight made free throws dating back to last season, come to an end.  Steve Novak holds the program record at 68.

Now the Golden Eagles have to regroup for a matchup against top-ranked Villanova on Sunday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.


Marquette cruises past DePaul

Sam Hauser (File Photo) / Courtesy of Marquette Athletics.

With a matchup against 11th ranked Xavier on the Horizon, the Marquette Golden Eagles avoided the trap game, rolling to a 70-52 win over the DePaul Blue Demons on Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Andrew Rowsey reached the 2,000-point mark in his NCAA career and Sam Hauser led the Golden Eagles with 19 points.

Rowsey finished with 11 points for Marquette (13-6, 4-3 Big East), as did Theo John, which was a career high for the freshman from Minneapolis.

Rowsey tallied 1,244 points in two seasons at UNC Asheville and is one of less than 600 players to reach the mark in NCAA history.  Rowsey has scored just under 800 points in his season and a half with Marquette.  No player in Marquette history has reached 2,000 points.

Brandon Cyrus led DePaul (8-10, 1-5) with 15 points.

The Golden Eagles take a week off and face a road game at Xavier on Jan. 24.


Women’s college basketball results

The Marquette Golden Eagles pushed their Big East record to 7-0 with a 88-67 win over Xavier at the Al McGuire Center on Sunday.

Allazia Blockton scored 19 points, while Danielle King added 16 and Amani Wilborn had 15 for the Golden Eagles (13-5, 7-0).

Badgers fall

In the Big Ten, Penn State knocked off the Wisconsin Badgers 69-62.  Amari Carter’s 21 points paced the Lions in the victory over the Badgers.

Wisconsin (7-12, 0-6) remains winless in Big Ten play.

Marquette falls short in Big East opener


Andrew Rowsey – File Photo Courtesy of Marquette Athletics

Marquette (9-4) lost a thriller to Xavier 91-87 in their Big East Conference opener at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Wednesday night.

Senior guard Andrew Rowsey scored 31 points on 11-of-24 shooting.  He hit 6 of 17 three-pointers.  Marquette freshman Jamal Cain scored a career high 16 points.  But Sophomore guard Markus Howard finished with just 13 points, hitting just 6-of-19 from the field and 1-of-8 from beyond the arc.

Senior guard Trevon Bluiett had 23 points to lead Xavier (13-1).

Xavier was able to hold off the Golden Eagles by making free throws.  They finished 22 of 24 from the charity stripe for the game.

Marquette’s Howard named Big East Player of the Week


Markus Howard (file photo) – Courtesy of Marquette Athletics

Marquette sophomore guard Markus Howard has been named the Big East Player of the Week on Monday.

Howard averaged 28.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Golden Eagles.

Howard scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 82-63 win against the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison on Saturday.  Earlier in the week, Howard poured in 34 points in a 91-81 win against Vermont.

For the two games, the 5’11 guard shot 52.6-percent from the field and was 10-of-20 from 3-point range.  Howard leads the Big East in scoring at 22.5 points a game.

Off the court last week, Howard was named one of two student-athletes nationally to participate in the NCAA D-1 Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee.





Marquette lacrosse team heads to NCAA’s

Marquette lacrosse – Photo Courtesy of Marquette Athletics

The Marquette Golden Eagles will make their second straight appearance in the NCAA lacrosse championship tournament.

After winning the Big East men’s title on Saturday, the Golden Eagles (8-7) will face fourth-seeded Notre Dame (8-4) at 11 a.m. Sunday in first-round action in South Bend.

The Golden Eagles beat Providence, 10-9, in the Big East title game in Rhode Island.  Marquette upset number-two Denver 11-8 in the semifinals.

Notre Dame is 5-0 all time against Marquette.  The Irish knocked off the Golden Eagles 11-10 back on April 11.