Marquette adds transfer forward Ed Morrow

Ed Morrow

Ed Morrow, who spent the last two seasons at the University of Nebraska, is joining the Marquette men’s basketball program.  Golden Eagles head coach Steve Wojciechowski made the announcement Tuesday morning.

The 6’7 Morrow will arrive on campus this summer and have two years of eligibility with the Golden Eagles after redshirting in 2017-18.

The Lincoln, Nebraska, native appeared in 54 career games, earning 19 starts with the Cornhuskers.  As a sophomore last season, Morrow posted game averages of 9.4 points and 7.5 rebounds, starting 18 games.

UWGB’s Anderson to walk-on with Badgers, Marquette adds Nebraska forward

Trevor Anderson – Photo courtesy of Green Bay Phoenix Athletics

Three of the state’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs were impacted Wednesday by news of players transferring. UW-Green Bay freshman Trevor Anderson announced he’ll be leaving the Phoenix, and his scholarship, to walk on with the Wisconsin Badgers.

Anderson averaged 9.8 nearly ten points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists while shooting nearly 38% from three-point range as the starting point guard at UWGB before a back injury ended his first season. The 6’2″ Anderson was the state’s Mr. Basketball leading Stevens Point Area Senior High to back-to-back state titles. He scored 2,360 points in his high school career. Per NCAA transfer rules, Anderson will sit out the 2017-18 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.

Wisconsin added another 2,000-point prep scorer Wednesday with 6’3″ walk-on guard Walt McGrory from Edina, Minnesota. McGrory turned down scholarship offers from Drake and South Dakota State, among others, to join the Badgers.

As first reported by ESPN, the Marquette Golden Eagles will add Nebraska transfer Ed Morrow to their 2018-19 roster. The 6’7″ power forward averaged 9.4 points and 7.5 rebounds last year for the Cornhuskers. The Chicago, Illinois, native will have two year of eligibility remaining after sitting out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules.

Wisconsin and Marquette each have one scholarship left to use for 2017-18.

Marquette adds to 2017 recruiting class

The Marquette Golden Eagles secured a commitment for their 2017 recruiting class from Detroit East English Village guard Greg Elliott this week.

Elliott made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday morning, picking the Golden Eagles over Michigan State and Providence among others.

Elliott is a 6’3 guard who averaged 28 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and 1.5 blocks while shooting 52% from the field during his senior season.

Elliott joins two of his close friends, who have already committed to Marquette.  Jamal Cain (Cornerstone Academy) and Ikechukwu Eke (University of Detroit Jesuit), all played for the same AAU team.

Marquette headed for Big East title game

Allacia Blockton (11) – Photo courtesy of Marquette University Athletics

The Marquette Golden Eagles knocked off the 2nd-seeded Creighton BlueJays for the first time this season, winning 72-65 in the Big East Conference Tournament semifinals at the Al McGuire Center.

The win sends Marquette (24-7) to its first ever Big East tournament championship game, facing DePaul at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Creighton (23-7) entered the game on a nine-game winning streak, ranked 23rd in the country.  But the Blue Jays managed to put just one player in double figures in scoring as Sydney Lamberty scored 26 points.

Amani Wilborn scored 21 points, Allazia Blockton had 19 points and seven rebounds and Danielle King had 18 points and five rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles.

Marquette improved to 5-0 against top-25 ranked teams this season.


Marquette stuns top ranked Villanova (AUDIO)

Marquette fans storm the court to celebrate 74-72 win over top-ranked Villanova

The Marquette Golden Eagles came from 17 points down in the second half to upset the number-one team in the AP Top 25 Poll, Villanova 74-72 in men’s college basketball action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday night.

The Golden Eagles closed the game with a 19-4 run to pull out the win.  Katin Reinhardt scored 18 of his 19 points in the second half, including a pair of game winning free throws with 11.2 seconds left.

Villanova’s Jalen Brunson drove to the basket for a final chance but his layup was off the mark and the Marquette fans stormed the court to celebrate the upset victory. [Read more…]

Marquette notches victory in Big East opener

Markus Howard – Photo: Courtesy of Marquette Athletics.

The Marquette Golden Eagles got 23 points from 17-year-old freshman Markus Howard and 20 points from senior guard JaJuan Johnson in Wednesday night’s 76-66 Big East opener at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Howard was playing in his very first Big East game but showed no signs of nervousness.  He hit seven of ten from the field and five of six from three-point range.

Markus Howard’s 23 points are the most for a Marquette player in their Big East debut since Jae Crowder’s 29 points in 2011. [Read more…]

Marquette drops second straight in 2K Classic

Andrew Rowsey - Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics

Andrew Rowsey – Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics

The Marquette Golden Eagles coughed up a 15-point second-half lead on the way to a 78-75 loss to Pittsburgh in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Pittsburgh seniors Michael Young, Jamel Artis and Chris Jones combined to score 64 points.  Young led the way with 30.

Marquette’s three seniors, Luke Fischer, Jajuan Johnson and Katin Reinhardt combined for just 18 points, shooting 6 for 26 from the field with five turnovers.

Redshirt junior Andrew Rowsey scored 20 points on 5 of 12 shooting for the Golden Eagles.

The Golden Eagles bench outscored the Panthers bench 45-10.  Duane Wilson and Sam Hauser had 11 points each.

Marquette (2-2) returns home to host IUPUI on Tuesday night in the final game of the 2K Classic.