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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.