At 290 pounds, Davante Gardner was already a big load for Marquette opponents to handle. With teams still adjusting to the new defensive rules, his impact may become even larger.
Gardner may find himself at the foul line often again Tuesday night when the Golden Eagles try to extend Grambling State's losing streak to 30 games.
Despite his size, the 6-foot-8 Gardner is both...
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The first time I saw Davante Gardner step to the free-throw line, I thought the Marquette student section was joking.
"AUT-o-MAT-ic!" chants rained down.
Come on, I thought. Dude is listed at six-foot-eight, 290 pounds, a guaranteed brick if I ever saw one.
Then, sure enough: Swish, swish.
And a big smile from Gardner.
As the new Big East searches for its identity...
Davante Gardner scored 25 points to help No. 17 Marquette beat Southern 63-56 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
The senior forward, Marquette's leading returning scorer and the top sixth man in the Big East last season, was 5 of 7 from the field and made 15 of 20 free throws. He was a point off his career high of 26 points set last season against Syracuse...
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November 08, 2013
MILWAUKEE -- For most of his basketball career, Davante Gardner has battled his body. His critics have always been quick to jump on his weight and level of conditioning, trying to find someway to criticize one of the most efficient offensive players in college basketball.
While Gardner has silenced the doubters since setting foot on campus, he recognized the limitations he was...
Marquette center Davante Gardner has been selected to tryout for the 2013 USA Basketball Mens World University Games Team this summer.He was one of 29 players invited to the camp that runs from June 24-30 and onlyone of three future Big East members to get the nod. The roster will be trimmed in late June before a final 12-man roster is announced prior to departure. The World University...
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University had two players honored Monday, as the Big East announced the first batch of individual postseason awards.
Junior forward Davante Gardner was named the Big East's Sixth Man of the Year, while senior point guard Junior Cadougan was given the Big East's Sportsmanship Award.
Gardner and Cadougan are the fourth and fifth players from Marquette...
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette forward Davante Gardner was ejected from Monday's 63-50 victory over South Florida after he was assessed with a flagrant-2 foul in the second half.
With 13:46 left in the game, Gardner and USF forward Zach LeDay were tied up with the basketball in front of the USF bench. In an effort to get the basketball, Gardner swung his elbow, catching LeDay in the...
Davante Gardner came to Marquette 2 yrs ago weighing 315 lbs and was not able to run the court very well. However, he showed great hands and the ability to score down low in the post and pass out of the post to cutters or kick out passes to guards on top. His ability to pass was never more apparent when Duke's Mike Kryzywski called timeout to change defenses to get the ball out...
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette coach Buzz Williams will be playing without a big man down low, at least for a while.Already without center Chris Otule, who is out for the season with a knee injury, the 15th-ranked Golden Eagles lost 6-foot-8 sophomore Davante Gardner to a sprained knee. "(Gardner) had an MRI and he didn't tear any ligaments, so that's good," Williams said...
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Sophomore forward Davante Gardner will miss No. 15 Marquette's game against Seton Hall with a left knee sprain. The school says Gardner's future availability will be evaluated on a game-by-game basis.
Gardner was injured in Marquette's victory at Villanova on Saturday.
Gardner is having a breakout season for the Golden Eagles, providing critical inside play in the wake...
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January 31, 2012