Dec. 7, 2009
MU-Milwaukee Game Notes (PDF)
The Marquette University men's basketball team wraps up a two-game homestand Tuesday night at 7 p.m. when the squad faces Milwaukee in non-conference action. Sports32 will feature the live television broadcast, with Dennis Krause (play-by-play) and Jim McIlvaine (analyst) calling the action. The game will also be available through the ESPN Fullcourt package to Golden Eagle fans across the nation. Marquette will cap its week of in-state opponents Saturday against Wisconsin (ESPN2) before focusing on finals next week.
Busy Week For State's Basketball Teams
Tuesday night's matchup with the Panthers begins a busy week of competition between the four NCAA?Division I programs in the state of Wisconsin.
The Golden Eagles will play Milwaukee on Tuesday night before traveling to Madison for a Saturday afternoon matchup with the Badgers. Wisconsin, meanwhile, travels to Green Bay Wednesday night at the Kohl Center prior to entertaining MU.
Marquette also announced on Monday the beginning of a three-year series with Green Bay, which will start in 2010-11. Two of the matchups will come at the Bradley Center in 2010-11 and 2011-12 and the third at the Resch Center in 2012-13 (MU will also play in the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif., this season).
MU is currently in the third season of a five-year series with Milwaukee and has played Wisconsin on an annual basis since 1958.
MU Hoping To Extend Series Winning Streak
Marquette has matched up with Milwaukee in men's basketball on 36 occasions all-time, coming away victorious in each of those outings.
The Golden Eagles' current 36-game winning streak is the second-longest active run by any program against a single opponent and ranks eighth all-time.
Of the 36 matchups, 33 have come in Marquette's home arena. That current home-court run is ninth in the NCAA Record Book's latest edition.
Marquette opened the series with a pair of wins in the 1916-17 campaign, the program's first at the varsity level. The most recent matchup came on Nov. 22, 2008 and resulted in a 100-80 victory for the Golden Eagles.
Tuesday's game marks the third in a five-year agreement signed between the two schools prior to 2007-08. Four of those contests will take place at the Bradley Center.
Hayward Will See Familiar Coaches On Both Benches
Senior Lazar Hayward will find himself in a unique situation on two occasions this week as the Golden Eagles face Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
Hayward will be facing a pair of opposing coaches who have also directed him during his collegiate career.
This past summer, the Buffalo, N.Y., native competed in the World University Games, helping the United States to the bronze medal. The squad was coached by UW's Bo Ryan and Rob Jeter of Milwaukee served as an assistant on the staff.
Hayward finished third on the roster in scoring and rebounding, contributing 9.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.