Marquette meets St. John’s in Big East quarters
No. 7 seed St. John's (21-11, 9-10) vs. No. 2 seed Marquette (23-8, 12-6)
Big East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Madison Square Garden, New York; Thursday, 6 p.m. EDT
Seton Hall faces tough test vs No. 16 Marquette
No. 16 Marquette (23-6, 12-4) vs. Seton Hall (16-12, 7-9)
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 16 Marquette presents a tough challenge for...
No. 10 Marquette looks to extend streak vs Creighton
Creighton (15-13, 6-9) vs. No. 10 Marquette (23-5, 12-3)
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 10 Marquette looks for its seventh straight win in the...
Nova faces tough test vs No. 10 Marquette
No. 10 Marquette (23-4, 12-2) vs. Villanova (20-8, 11-4)
Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 10 Marquette presents a tough challenge for...
S. Hauser, Anim lead No. 11 Marquette past Providence 76-58
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With the Big East's leading scorer slowed by an injury, No. 11 Marquette had to look elsewhere.
Fortunately for the Golden Eagles, several of Markus Howard's...
Providence looks to knock off No. 11 Marquette
No. 11 Marquette (22-4, 11-2) vs. Providence (15-12, 5-9)
Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Marquette looks to give Providence...
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 rallies No. 12 Marquette over Xavier 87-72
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trailing by 11 points in the second half, No. 12 Marquette turned to its unstoppable guard to pull another one out and keep its streak going.
Markus Howard scored 19 of his 31 points down the stretch Saturday as the Golden Eagles rallied to beat Xavier 87-82 for their seventh consecutive win.
Howard scores 23 as No. 12 Marquette holds off DePaul 79-69
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard found ways to score when Marquette needed it most.
Howard had 13 of his 23 points — including 11 free throws — in the final six minutes and Sam Hauser added 19 as the 12th-ranked Golden Eagles held off DePaul 79-69 on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten at home.
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.
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.
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.
Howard scores 21, leads Marquette past UTEP 76-69
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard scored 21 points and Marquette jumped out to a big lead early and held off UTEP 76-69 on Tuesday night.
Howard, coming off a homecourt record 45-point effort in Marquette's 83-71 victory over No. 12 Kansas State, hit all seven of his free throws and added five assists.
Howard, Marquette beat Charleston Southern 76-55
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard had 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals to help Marquette beat Charleston Southern 76-55 on Tuesday night.
Howard scored 11 points in the first half as Marquette had a 38-28 lead after assisting on 12 of its 16 field goals.
Howard leads Marquette past Louisville in NIT Season Tip-Off
NEW YORK (AP) — Markus Howard had the go-ahead basket in overtime to cap a 21-point night and lead Marquette past Louisville 77-74 in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday night.
The Golden Eagles (4-2) were once again led by Sam Hauser, who followed up his strong semifinal performance with 22 points. His brother Joey hit the two free throws to put Marquette up by three with 18 seconds left in OT.
The Latest: No. 2 Kansas rallies past Marquette 77-68
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Dedric Lawson had a double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 2 Kansas to a 77-68 win over Marquette in the second semifinal of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night.
Marquette (3-1) led by as many as 12 in the first half before taking a 47-38 lead into the break. Then came the Jayhawks 22-0 run.
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.
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 hits 13 3-pointers, beats St. John’s 85-73
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sam Hauser made five 3-pointers and finished with 24 points as Marquette rolled to an 85-73 victory over St. John's on Wednesday night.
Marquette (16-11, 7-8 Big East Conference) has won three of its last four games. St. John's (14-14, 3-12) had its four-game win streak broken.
Markus Howard has 30 as slumping Marquette beats Seton Hall
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Marquette is back in the chase for an NCAA Tournament berth.
Markus Howard scored 32 points and Marquette breathed a little life into its postseason hopes by snapping a four-game losing streak with an 88-85 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday night.
Wideman scores 23, Butler sweeps Marquette 92-72 in Big East
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyler Wideman scored a career-high 23 points with nine rebounds, Kalan Martin scored 16 points, Kamar Baldwin 15 and Butler rode some hot shooting to a 92-72 defeat of Marquette Wednesday night and push its win streak to three games.
Marquette drops cold-shooting DePaul 70-52
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sam Hauser was 5 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 19 points on Monday night to help Marquette beat DePaul 70-52.
Andrew Rowsey reached 2,000 career points on his first free throw of the night and finished with 11 points, nine assists and five steals for the Golden Eagles (13-6, 4-3 Big East). Rowsey played his first two seasons for UNC Asheville and is a senior at Marquette. Theo John also scored 11.
Martin scores career-high 37, Butler beats Marquette 94-83
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin scored a career-high 37 points and Butler snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Marquette 94-83 on Friday night.
Martin made four 3-pointers and hit all nine of his free throws while adding seven rebounds for the Bulldogs, who lost their three previous games to ranked opponents after they upset No. 1 Villanova on Dec. 29.
Kamar Baldwin added 19 points and Tyler Wideman 16 with Butler shooting 59 percent and committing just three turnovers.
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.
Howard ignites Marquette’s rally past Providence 95-90, OT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Markus Howard drilled 11 3-pointers, scored 52 points — a Big East and school record — as Marquette stormed past Providence 95-90 in overtime Wednesday night.
Red-hot Hauser leads Marquette to 92-51 romp over American
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sam Hauser poured in 29 points, hitting a career best seven 3-pointers along the way, and Marquette rolled to a 92-51 victory over American University on Thursday night.
Howard, Hauser score 47 combined; Marquette tops N. Illinois
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard hit all nine of his free-throw attempts and finished with 26 points and Sam Hauser scored 21, including four 3-pointers, to help Marquette pull away for a 79-70 win over Northern Illinois on Monday night.
Andrew Rowsey added 11 points for Marquette (8-3). The Golden Eagles have won six of their last seven games, including three in a row.
Howard hits 6 3s, scores 34; Marquette beats Vermont 91-81
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard buried six 3-pointers and tied his career high with 34 points to power Marquette to a 91-81 victory over Vermont on Tuesday night.
Howard grabbed six rebounds and was also 6 of 6 at the free-throw line for the Golden Eagles (6-3). The sophomore guard has made all 26 of his free throws this season and has hit 35 straight overall. Sam Hauser scored 17 on 7-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and four assists, while Andrew Rowsey chipped in with 13 points and 10 assists.
Hauser hits 6 3s, scores 30; Marquette beats E. Illinois
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sam Hauser hit six 3-pointers and finished with 30 points and four assists — all career highs — and Andrew Rowsey scored five of his 15 points in overtime to help Marquette beat Eastern Illinois 86-83 on Monday night.
Hauser was 10-of-15 shooting and tied his career best with nine rebounds. Marquette (4-2) never trailed after Hauser's sixth 3-pointer opened overtime.
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.
Top basketball recruit visiting Marquette
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A top high school basketball recruit pays an unofficial visit to Marquette this weekend.
Joey Hauser is a six-foot-eight forward from Stevens Point who has helped the Panthers to three straight Division 1 state championships. Hauser is the younger brother of rising Marquette sophomore Sam Hauser.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jajuan Johnson scored 20 points and Marquette beat Creighton 91-83 in a regular season finale for both teams Saturday.
The win positions the Golden Eagles (19-11, 10-8) as the No. 4 seed in the Big East Conference Tournament. Creighton enters as the No. 6 seed.
Markus Howard added 18 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Luke Fischer had 13 points, Katin Reinhardt had 12 and Sam Hauser had 11 points and seven boards.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew Rowsey played at Xavier on Wednesday with a bandage over his left eye, covering a cut he received from a teammate's inadvertent elbow in practice on Monday.
It didn't bother him. Rowsey was 4 for 8 from the field, including 3 for 5 on 3-pointers, and 9 for 9 on free throws while scoring 20 points as the Golden Eagles solidified their hopes for a Big East Tournament first-round bye with a 95-84 road win over the Musketeers.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew Rowsey scored 20 points and Jajuan Johnson 19 to lead five Marquette players in double figures and the Golden Eagles solidified their hopes for a Big East Tournament first-round bye with a 95-84 road win over the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday.
Hauser, Heldt help Marquette cruise past St. John’s, 93-71
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sam Hauser tied a career-best with 19 points, including five 3-pointers, Matt Heldt had the first double-double of his career and Marquette cruised to a 93-71 win over St. John's on Tuesday night.
Heldt had 15 points, 10 rebounds — both career highs — for Marquette (17-10, 8-7 Big East). Andrew Rowsey scored 18 with six assists, Katin Reinhardt added 16 and five and Jajuan Johnson scored 11.
Ahmed scores career-high 23, St. John’s tops Marquette 86-72
NEW YORK (AP) — Bashir Ahmed had a career-high 23 points and St. John's made all six free throws and a layup in the final 2:07 to beat Marquette 86-72 on Wednesday night.
Shamorie Ponds added 18 points, Marcus LoVett scored 17 and Kassoum Yakwe had 14 to help the Red Storm (11-13, 5-6 Big East).
St. John's had a 10-3 run to build its lead to 78-64 with 4:44 left. The Golden Eagles (14-8, 5-5) answered with a pair of 3-pointers to get within eight but they would get no closer.
Cheatham’s 19 paces Marquette past SIU-Edwardsville 89-56
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Haanif Cheatham scored 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting and led five players in double figures as Marquette defeated SIU-Edwardsville 89-56 on Wednesday night in the first meeting between the schools.
Luke Fischer added 15 points, Jajuan Johnson 14, while Sam Hauser and Duane Wilson scored 11 each for the Golden Eagles, who shot 53 percent from the floor, making 32 of 60 field goals. Marquette forced 22 turnovers and had 17 assists, Johnson leading with five.
Rowsey’s 22 points spark Marquette by St. Francis 78-65
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew Rowsey hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Jaquan Johnson had a double-double, and Marquette pulled away from St. Francis 78-65 on Monday night, exactly 60 years since their last meeting in 1956.
Haanif Cheatham contributed 18 points for the Golden Eagles (8-3). Johnson, Sam Hauser and Luke Fischer had 11 points apiece with Johnson grabbing 11 rebounds and delivering six assists, both career-highs.
Hauser, Marquette hold off Fresno State from the line, 84-81
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sam Hauser hit two free throws in the final 12 seconds to help Marquette hold on to take an 84-81 win over Fresno State Tuesday night.
Marquette led by as many as 20 points in the second half but the Bulldogs rallied to trail by five, 71-66 on a layup by Terrell Carter II.
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.
Marquette overtakes Howard early in 81-49 win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Katin Reinhardt and Jajuan Johnson scored 14 points apiece to lead Marquette in an 81-49 win over Howard on Monday night.
Haanif Cheatham and Markus Howard added 12 points each and Sam Hauser had 10 points for Marquette (2-0), which shot 51 percent and had 22 assists. Howard and Hauser each went 3 for 4 from 3-point range.
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.