Know The Foe: Marquette

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 18: Head coach Buzz Williams of the Marquette Golden Eagles reacts after a play in the second half against the Xavier Musketeers during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 18, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It's a quick turnoaround from Dayton to Louisville, as the Cougars take on Marquette in the early afternoon tomorrow. Here's your bio blast in the Marquette edition of Know The Foe:

BIO

Name: Marquette University
Nickname: Golden Eagles
Conference: Big East
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Enrollment: ~12,000

Venue: Bradley Center, cap. 18,700 (share with Milwaukee Bucks)

Tourney Appearances: 30 (36-30 record)

Best seasons: 1976-77: The 25-7 Golden Eagles won the national championship under legendary coach Al McGuire. 2002-03: went 27-6, lost to Kansas in the Final Four.

Player-Alumni: Dwyane Wade (2001-2003). Named first-team All-American as a junior in 2003, led Marquette to the Final Four. Drafted fifth overall in the 2003 draft. 2006 NBA Finals MVP. Doc Rivers (1980-1983). Drafted in the 2nd round by Atlanta, played in the NBA for 14 years, coached Boston Celtics to NBA Title in 2008.

Coach: Buzz Williams, 4th season. 94-44 (.681)

Last 5 Years: 119-54 (.688)

History vs BYU: 2-2, last played in 1967.

2011-12

Record: 25-7 (14-4 Big East, regular-season 2nd place). 5-6 vs RPI Top 50
RPI: 8
Best Wins: Wisconsin, Louisville, Georgetown
Worst Loss: LSU
Point Averages: score 75.9, allow 66.2

STAT LEADERS

Points: G Darius Johnson-Odom, 18.5 PPG. F Jae Crowder, 17.4 PPG
Rebounds: Crowder, 8.1 RPG. F Davante Gardner, 5.5 RPG
Assists: G Junior Cadougan, 5.5 APG

Jae Crowder was the Big East Player of the Year.

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