Seton Hall beats Marquette 81-79 to reach Big East final
NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of a showdown between the Big East's top two scorers, Seton Hall-Marquette devolved into a chippy foul-fest and ended with the league's player of the year coming up short...
NEW YORK (AP) — Just when it seemed No. 23 Marquette was about to let a fifth straight game slip away, Markus Howard showed everyone why he was the Big East player of the year.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette has to regroup quickly to salvage its once-promising season.
Freshman guards James Akinjo scored 25 points. Mac McClung added 23 and Georgetown beat No. 16...
Howard and John lead Marquette to 79-69 win over Butler
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Theo John made Butler pay the price for focusing on Markus Howard.
Howard scored 28 points and John added 15 points and matched his career-high with 11 rebounds as No. 11...
Howard scores 36 as No. 10 Marquette beats DePaul 92-73
CHICAGO (AP) — Markus Howard scored almost at will. Sam Hauser and Sacar Anim also made a couple of key plays, and Ed Morrow delivered a solid performance in his hometown.
It was another nice night for No. 10 Marquette up until Hauser was poked in his right eye in the second half of Tuesday's 92-73 victory over DePaul, sidelining the valuable swingman for the rest of the game.
Howard, Hausers, No. 15 Marquette beat Providence 79-68
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski didn't like the first half. He felt much better about the second.
Sam Hauser scored 25 points, Markus Howard added 24 points and a career-high nine rebounds and No. 15 Marquette rallied past Providence 79-68 on Sunday.
"We were very fortunate to be down only eight points at halftime," Wojciechowski said, adding that he didn't do a good enough job preparing the team.
No. 15 Marquette survives Georgetown despite Howard’s injury
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier in the season Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski claimed that 6-foot-8 junior Sam Hauser didn't really have a position. On Tuesday he got to test his theory out on the road in Big East play.
Howard’s 26 help No. 21 Marquette hold off Seton Hall 70-66
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard got his points, and unheralded Theo John did just about everything else Marquette needed.
Howard scored 26 points, John had a double-double that included three crucial free throws down the stretch and the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles staved off a second-half rally to beat Seton Hall 70-66 on Saturday.
Markus Howard scores 53 as No. 21 Marquette tops Creighton
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Already one of the nation's most prolific scorers, Markus Howard outdid himself.
Marquette's junior guard made shots when he was wide open, shots when he had a hand in his face, shots while he was falling away, shots in heavy traffic in the lane.
When he was finished Wednesday night, Howard had scored a Big East-record 53 points, with 14 coming in overtime as the No. 21 Golden Eagles beat Creighton 106-104.
Ponds scores 26 as St. John’s routs No. 16 Marquette 89-69
NEW YORK (AP) — The best player in the building was Shamorie Ponds — by far.
Ponds scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, dominating a matchup between two of the nation's top guards, and St. John's rebounded impressively from its first loss by routing No. 16 Marquette 89-69 on Tuesday night.
Howard gives No. 20 Marquette boost in win over North Dakota
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The rust from a 10-day layoff showed at times Tuesday night for No. 20 Marquette, especially during a sloppy stretch of nine turnovers in the opening nine minutes.
Markus Howard restored order in a hurry at the arc.
Howard scored 26 points, including 19 over the final 10:22 of the first half to help stabilize the Golden Eagles after a disjointed start in a 92-66 win over North Dakota.
Marquette beats No. 12 Wisconsin 74-69 in OT; Howard has 27
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette is winning games this season in ways that don't have to do with hitting 3s.
They still have perimeter threats like Markus Howard and Sam Hauser. But a renewed focus on defense has given the Golden Eagles a lift this year.
Howard scored 27 points, Hauser added 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Marquette held No. 12 Wisconsin to 21 percent shooting from 3-point range in a 74-69 win in overtime on Saturday.
S. Hauser, Chartouny help No. 24 Marquette beat Presbyterian
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Graduate transfer Joseph Chartouny picked a good time to make his presence felt at Marquette.
Sam Hauser scored 19 points and Chartouny added 16 off the bench as the No. 24 Golden Eagles overcame a sluggish start to pull away for a 74-55 nonconference victory over stubborn Presbyterian on Saturday.
Chartouny, who led the nation in steals per game last season at Fordham, hit 6 of 7 shots, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc, and added five assists and five rebounds in 24 minutes.
Marksman Markus Howard helps No. 24 Marquette return to poll
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard is quite the big shot at No. 24 Marquette.
He can rebound. He can find open teammates. He can draw extra attention from defenses simply by just being on the floor.
And when he gets going at the 3-point line, the Golden Eagles can be tough to beat.
The junior sharpshooter is a big reason why Marquette returned to the Top 25 this week. It is the school's first appearance in the poll since 2013, and the first time in Steve Wojciechowski's five-year tenure as head coach.
Marquette opens new home, beats NCAA darling UMBC 67-42
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette opened a new season in a new downtown home with a fresh approach to winning.
Defense came first in a 67-42 victory on Tuesday night over UMBC.
Sam Hauser and Markus Howard each scored 15 points, and the Golden Eagles held the NCAA Tournament darling Retrievers to 22.6 percent shooting in their debut at the Fiserv Forum.
"The story of our game was our defense. We haven't won a ton of games in the past on the defensive end," coach Steve Wojciechowski said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marquette extended its streak of reaching the Big East Tournament quarterfinals every year since joining the league in 2005-06.
The Golden Eagles barely did it this year to keep their chances of making the NCAA Tournament alive.
Andrew Rowsey scored 25 points and seventh-seeded Marquette blew a 14-point lead and came back to outlast 10th-seeded DePaul 72-69 in the opening round of the tournament on Wednesday night.
Marquette takes down No. 13 Seton Hall 84-64
MILWAUKEE (AP) — For all the attention Marquette receives for its 3-point shooting, coach Steve Wojciechowski would rather have his team attack the rim.
Andrew Rowsey scored 31 points and set the tone early by driving the lane, and the Golden Eagles used a 16-0 run in the second half to pull away from No. 13 Seton Hall 84-64 on Tuesday night.
Sam Hauser added 14 points for the Golden Eagles (12-5, 3-2 Big East). He hit 4 of 9 from 3-point range, including a 3 with 5:25 left for a 73-55 lead.
Guard Haanif Cheatham leaves Marquette for personal reasons
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette says junior guard Haanif Cheatham has left the team for personal reasons.
Cheatham was the most experienced player on the Golden Eagles' young roster, starting 63 of 70 career games. Cheatham was averaging 8.2 points and 2.8 rebounds while starting each of the team's five games this year.
Coach Steve Wojciechowski announced the departure on Monday. He wished Cheatham luck as he looks to continue his college career elsewhere.
Marquette beats LSU 94-84 for third in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — A lopsided loss to Wichita State in the Maui Invitational semifinals hurt Marquette. The Golden Eagles thought they could be competitive with one of the nation's top teams and didn't measure up.
The key was to regroup, find a way to win the third-place game and go home with two wins instead of one. A big second half allowed them to do that.
Marquette Preview Capsule
Last season: 19-13, lost to South Carolina in first round of NCAA Tournament.
Nickname: Golden Eagles.
Coach: Steve Wojciechowski.
Conference: Big East.
Who's gone: Team will miss post presence and leadership of C Luke Fischer (10.9 points, 5.9 rebounds). Second-leading scorer and fellow senior starter Jajuan Johnson (12.0 points) is gone too, along with G Katin Reinhardt, who scored 10.8 points off the bench. G Duane Wilson (4.8 points) transferred to Texas A&M.
Marquette G Markus Howard looks to stay on target from 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette guard Markus Howard usually doesn't leave the gym in the offseason until he has hit at least 300 3-point shots.
No reason to change his routine now after leading the country with 54 percent shooting from 3-point range last season as a freshman.
Marquette signs deal to move with Bucks into new arena
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette basketball is officially moving into the Milwaukee Bucks' new downtown arena.
The Bucks and Marquette have signed a seven-year agreement for the Golden Eagles to play their home games at the Bucks' new home, which is slated to open for the 2018-19 season.
Bucks president Peter Feigin was welcoming Marquette at an announcement on Tuesday on the main concourse at the arena construction site.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette celebrated 100 years of men's basketball one last time with a dinner and event that included former players and coaches from the program's storied past.
The school says that about 1,000 people attended the event on Friday night at the Bradley Center, which included player and coach panels from every era of the team's history.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette assistants Stan Johnson and Brett Nelson have each been promoted to the title of associate head coach for the Golden Eagles.
Head coach Steve Wojciechowski announced the promotions on Tuesday. He says Johnson and Nelson have played important roles in the team's improvement both on the court and in the classroom.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior guard Duane Wilson is leaving Marquette and plans to transfer to another school as a graduate student for his final year of eligibility.
The Milwaukee native leaves his hometown program after three seasons. He averaged 4.8 points over 30 games in 2016-17, making seven starts.
Wilson is on track to graduate from Marquette in May and would be eligible to play with a new team this fall.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — No. 7 South Carolina (22-10) vs. No. 10 Marquette (19-12)
First round, East region; Greenville, South Carolina; 9:50 p.m.
March Madness returns in Marquette’s milestone season
MILWAUKEE (AP) — In a year of milestones for Marquette basketball, coach Steve Wojciechowski accomplished the most impressive goal yet during his three-year tenure with the Golden Eagles.
Marquette is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013. It's just in time, too, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the basketball program and 40th anniversary of the Al McGuire-coached team winning the national championship.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Duke coaching tree is blossoming in the Midwest.
Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski and Northwestern counterpart Chris Collins share a bond that dates back to their days at Duke as point guards and assistants under Mike Krzyzewski.
Now the close friends are leading programs on the rise at schools separated by an 80-mile drive on Interstate 94.
Marquette fined $5,000 for court-storming after ’Nova win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Big East Conference says Marquette will be fined $5,000 after Golden Eagles fans stormed the Bradley Center court following the team's upset of top-ranked Villanova.
The Big East said Wednesday in a statement that the postgame celebration was a violation of conference policy.
Marquette rides big 1st half to 102-94 upset of Creighton
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marquette turned to its three seniors to quiet Creighton's home crowd on an emotional afternoon when the seventh-ranked Bluejays were playing their first full game without their star Maurice Watson Jr.
Katin Reinhardt scored 17 of his season-high 21 points in the first half to help the Golden Eagles get out to a big lead, and Luke Fischer and Jajuan Johnson added 18 apiece as they picked up their first Big East road win with a 102-94 upset Saturday.
Hauser, Johnson lead Marquette to easy win over Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Coach Steve Wojciechowski challenged Jajaun Johnson at halftime to stop playing timidly and give Marquette a better effort.
"I got a little mad, and when I get mad I play better," Johnson said. "When he got on me, it just clicked."
Freshman Sam Hauser scored a career-high 19 points, Johnson added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Marquette had little trouble beating Georgia 89-79 on Sunday.
Johnson’s 21 points lead Marquette past Vanderbilt 95-71
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Jajuan Johnson had 21 points, Luke Fischer scored 18 and Marquette spoiled Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew's debut with a 95-71 victory in the opening game of the Veterans Classic at the Navy Academy on Friday night.
Haanif Cheatham added 15 points and Sam Hauser finished with 14 points for the Golden Eagles, who shot 39 of 74 (53 percent) from the field.
Strength in numbers: Marquette to rely on depth, tempo
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Coach Steve Wojciechowski looks at his deep roster at Marquette and sees strength in numbers.
Depth and up-tempo basketball will have to make up for a lack of height for the Golden Eagles this season.
One-and-done forward Henry Ellenson is now in the NBA. The rebounding and defensive slack must be picked up by a rotation that could go 11 players deep.