Men's Basketball

MU Hosts No. 12/12 Georgetown Wednesday Night At The Bradley Center

Jan. 4, 2010

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The Marquette University men's basketball team wraps up its two-game homestand Wednesday night when the squad faces No. 12/12 Georgetown at 7 p.m. CT in the Bradley Center. The BIG EAST Network will feature the broadcast, with Eric Collins (play-by-play) and Mike Kelley (analyst) calling the action. The matchup will also be available on ESPN Full Court and ESPN360.com. Following the contest with the Hoyas, the Golden Eagles will hit the road to face No. 6/6 Villanova at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday for the second time in a week. MU will wrap up a run of four-straight games against top-15 programs when it faces the Wildcats Saturday afternoon.

Hayward On Pace To Join Exclusive Company
Senior forward Lazar Hayward moved into 14th place all-time in scoring at Marquette in Saturday's game against Villanova and now owns 1,508 career points.

He is also on pace to secure well over 800 rebounds during his career and currently ranks eighth all-time at MU with 756 boards. When he reaches the 800-carom mark, he will become just the third player in the school's storied history to score over 1,500 points and grab more than 800 rebounds. Only Don Kojis (1,504 points, 1,222 rebounds) and Bo Ellis (1,663 points, 1,085 rebounds) have accomplished that feat.

Hayward most recently passed Kojis (now 16th) on the all-time scoring list, but the former All-America selection and Ellis own the top-two positions, respectively, on the rebounding list.

Golden Eagles Looking To Get Into League Win Column
The Golden Eagles are facing their toughest start ever in league play, in terms of the quality of the competition, having faced a pair of top-10 programs to this point in BIG EAST Conference play.

The last time MU opened the league slate 0-3 came during Conference USA play in 1998-99. That season, Marquette dropped its first five conference outings before defeating Saint Louis. The team finished 6-10 in C-USA that season.

Marquette last dropped its first two conference decisions during the 2006-07 campaign, but used an eight-game winning streak to claim a 10-6 league record. The team's first BIG EAST victory that year came at No. 24 Connecticut.

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