Game Notes: MU vs Xavier

Marquette (11-12, 3-8 BIG EAST)returns to the BMO Harris Bradley Center to host Xavier (15-9, 6-6 BE)at 8 p.m. CT on Tue, Feb. 10. TV: FOX?Sports 1 will feature MU’s 20th national TV broadcast of the yr, with Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and Bob Wenzel (analyst) Next game: MU will travel to Creighton on Feb. 14….then week-long break before National Marquette Day tilt vs. Villanova on Feb. 21.

Xavier Musketeers

#11 G Dee Davis 6-0, 170 Sr. – 9.0ppg, 4.2 apg, 3.8 rpg

#15 G Myles Davis 6-2 190 So.

#10 G Remy Abel 6-4 190 JR

#2 F James Farr 6-10 245 JR

#21 C Matt Stainbrook 6-11 270 SR

[super sub #5 F Trevon Bluiett 6-6 200, 12.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.0 apg]

Marquette Golden Eagles

#12 G Derrick Wilson SR– 6.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.1 apg.

#13 G Matt Carlino SR – 12.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.6 apg.

#1 G Duane Wilson FR – 10.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.2 apg.

#10 F Juan Anderson SR – 11.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.5 apg.

#40 C Luke Fischer SO – 13.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.4 bpg.

[super sub #23 JaJuan Johnson 6-4 185 SO 12.3ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.0 apg

MU’s Series With Xavier

The Golden Eagles own a 47-18 overall lead in matchups that date back to the 1958-59 campaign. MU dominated the pairings during the Al McGuire and Hank Raymonds era, at one point claiming 26-straight victories between 1969 and 1983.

The Musketeers posted a 62-58 win over MU on Jan. 17 in the Cintas Center in the first meeting this season between the two teams. Senior Matt Carlino led all scorers with 27 points, thanks to 6-of-9 shooting from behind the 3-point line.

The two programs split the home-and-home series in 2013-14, with each squad winning on its respective home court.

Road Win At Seton Hall

With senior guard Matt Carlino out with a concussion at Seton Hall, Marquette found itself down to just seven active scholarship players.

Despite the limited roster options against the Pirates, a team that had defeated Marquette 80-70 on Jan. 28, Marquette dominated at both ends for a majority of the game and held on for a 57-54 victory. The Golden Eagles jumped out to an early 17-4 advantage and never looked back, leading the game for over 39 minutes of action.

Johnson Off Of The Bench

SO F Jajuan Johnson has scored 10-or-more points in each of the last two outings.JJ scored 14 points at Seton Hall on 5-of-10 shooting from the field. He also contributed four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in 35 minutes of action (first start since Tennessee on Nov. 30). He finished with 10 points at Villanova on Feb. 4 to lead the team.He reached double figures in points on four occasions in non-league play, including a career-best 22 points in the Dec. 16 win over Arizona State.

Taylor Jr. Responds Best BE Performance

JR F Steve Taylor Jr. finished with 14 points in the win at Seton Hall, marking a personal-best tally in league play this season and his highest total (16) since facing Alabama A&M on Dec. 19. He finished 7-of-9 from the field, six rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot in 29 minutes of action (most since Dec. 19) off the bench. His point total surpassed his contributions in the past four games combined.

Miscell Notes:

MU Supports Coaches Powering Forward for Autism

Marquette’s coaching staff will be wearing the Autism Speaks logo pin during Tuesday night’s matchup with Xavier and the team will be wearing its alternate baby blue uniform in support of the Coaches Powering Forward for Autism program.

The Coaches Powering Forward for Autism program was created after NCAA Coaches Pat Skerry and Tom Herrion embarked on a mission in 2014 to raise awareness of autism. Fueled by the love for their sons, both diagnosed with autism, the two coaches made a simple request to fellow coaches to don the Autism Speaks logo pin during a February 2014 NCAA basketball game. In an overwhelming response, more than 82 NCAA coaches and broadcasters blanketed the sidelines and airwaves throughout the weekend wearing the small blue puzzle piece pin.

Recognizing the possibility to make an even larger impact, Coaches Powering Forward for Autism was born. The program provides basketball coaches, their teams, schools and community supporters with an even greater opportunity to help increase awareness, fundraise and advocate for the needs of families and individuals affected by autism.

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