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Marquette pursuing Cuonzo Martin to fill coaching vacany

The Marquette Golden Eagles are searching for a new head coach this offseason, and one potential replacement is current Tennessee Volunteers head coach Cuonzo Martin. Martin just led his Volunteers to a surprising Sweet 16 appearance, and would fit very nicely with what Marquette is looking to do. According to reports, the Golden Eagles met with Martin on Sunday, and there appears...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquette's season over, misses NIT

A disappointing season has come to an abrupt end for Marquette, as the Golden Eagles were left out of the NIT field when it was announced Sunday night. Marquette then announced it will not participate in any other tournament, meaning the school will miss the postseason completely for the first time since 2000-01. The Golden Eagles are also the only Division I basketball school in...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

In it to win it: Marquette desperate for deep Big East tournament run

MILWAUKEE -- Toss any chance of an at-large bid out the window. Marquette must win the Big East tournament in order to go to its ninth consecutive NCAA tournament. It's a position the Golden Eagles haven't been in since 2005, the last time they appeared in the NIT. The quest for three wins in three days begins Thursday against Xavier in the Big East quarterfinals at Madison...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette's Gardner, Otule win Big East awards

Marquette senior forward Davante Gardner was named the Big East's Sixth Man of the Year on Monday, a day after being picked to the All-Big East second team. Sixth-year senior center Chris Otule was also honored, receiving the Big East's Sportsmanship Award. Gardner is the first player ever to win the award twice, as he also was named Big East Sixth Man of the Year after the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette's Gardner, Burton honored with Big East awards

Marquette landed a pair on the Big East's all-conference teams, as senior forward Davante Gardner and freshman forward Deonte Burton were honored by the league. Gardner was named to the All-Big East second team, while Burton was selected to the Big East's All-Rookie team. A preseason All-Big East first team selection, Gardner averaged 15.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Seniors took different paths to Marquette but all four made impact

Though their paths to the school may have been different, Marquette's four seniors have all left their mark on the program. Chris Otule has been around so long he's seen the Golden Eagles win eight NCAA tournament games. Davante Gardner and Jamil Wilson have been key cogs on two Sweet 16 trips and an appearance in the Elite Eight. After coming to Marquette as a walk on,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Seniors took different paths to Marquette but all four made impact

MILWAUKEE -- Though their paths to the school may have been different, Marquette's four seniors have all left their mark on the program. Chris Otule has been around so long he's seen the Golden Eagles win eight NCAA tournament games. Davante Gardner and Jamil Wilson have been key cogs on two Sweet 16 trips and an appearance in the Elite Eight. After coming to Marquette as...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette’s Davante Gardner hits miracle game-winning shot…a half-second too late

With Providence and Marquette tied in the end of regulation, Marquette’s Davante Gardner hit the most unthinkable shot…unfortunately, after the horn had blown. To make matters worse, Providence would win the game in double OT, 81-80. Heartbreaker indeed. [The Big Lead] The post Marquette’s Davante Gardner hits miracle game-winning shot…a half-second too late appeared first...
Via Diehardsport
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette 75, Georgetown 73

Davante Gardner had 26 points and seven rebounds and Jake Thomas added a career-high 22 points as the Golden Eagles completed a season sweep of the visiting Hoyas. Gardner shot 8-of-10 from the field for Marquette (17-11, 9-6 Big East), which escaped with its fifth win in the last six games when D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera’s layup rimmed out with three seconds to play. Thomas made...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner digs deep, leads Marquette to narrow win over Georgetown

MILWAUKEE -- With three seconds left and Georgetown trailing 75-73, Hoyas guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera drove to the basket and put up a runner in the lane. When the shot rimmed out, Davante Gardner grabbed the defensive rebound, dribbled hastily to the corner and then exuberantly up the baseline as the clock expired and the buzzer sounded, determined, this time, to hold onto...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette downs Georgetown 75-73

Davante Gardner scored 26 points and Jake Thomas added a career-high 22 points to lead Marquette to 75-73 win over Georgetown Thursday. The win was Marquette's fifth in its last sixth games as the Golden Eagles (17-11, 9-6 Big East) try to capture a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Golden Eagles now face a tough two-game road trip at 8th ranked Villanova on March 2 and at Providence...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette downs Georgetown 75-73

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Davante Gardner scored 26 points and Jake Thomas added a career-high 22 points to lead Marquette to 75-73 win over Georgetown Thursday. The win was Marquette's fifth in its last sixth games as the Golden Eagles (17-11, 9-6 Big East) try to capture a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Golden Eagles now face a tough two-game road trip at eighth-ranked Villanova...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette 96, DePaul 94

Davante Gardner scored seven of his team-high 22 points in overtime to lead the visiting Golden Eagles to their fourth win in five games. Jamil Wilson finished with 18 points and nine rebounds, Todd Mayo scored 19 points and Chris Otule added 12 to lead Marquette (16-11, 8-6 Big East). The Golden Eagles finished 28-of-39 from the free-throw line and connected on eight in a row in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette holds on for 96-94 victory over DePaul

Davante Gardner scored seven of his 22 points in overtime, including a key three-point play, and Marquette held on for a 96-94 victory over DePaul on Saturday. Gardner made a strong move inside and drew a foul on Greg Sequele with 1:44 left, then made the resulting foul shot to give the Golden Eagles a 91-89 lead. Derrick Wilson added a layup and Gardner made two more free throws...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette holds on for 96-94 victory over DePaul

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Davante Gardner scored seven of his 22 points in overtime, including a key three-point play, and Marquette held on for a 96-94 victory over DePaul on Saturday. Gardner made a move inside and drew a foul with 1:44 left, then made the foul shot to give the Golden Eagles a 91-89 lead. Derrick Wilson added a layup and Gardner made two more free throws to make it...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas leads Marquette over Xavier 81-72

MILWAUKEE -- Senior guard Jake Thomas scored 18 points on a career-best six 3-pointers and Marquette held on for an 81-72 Big East Conference victory over Xavier on Saturday, the first time this season the Golden Eagles have won three consecutive games. Davante Gardner and Jamil Wilson each added 16 points for Marquette (15-10, 7-5 Big East). Justin Martin had 20 points for Xavier...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette uses early lead, beats Providence 61-50

Davante Gardner scored 14 points and Marquette flustered Providence early before holding on for a 61-50 win Thursday night that snapped the Friars' five-game winning streak. The Golden Eagles (12-9, 4-4 Big East) capitalized on a double-digit cushion built by forcing 11 first-half turnovers. Maybe this will jump-start Marquette's chances in the league in which they were...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette surges early, holds on for win over Providence

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Davante Gardner scored 14 points and Marquette flustered Providence early before holding on for a 61-50 win Thursday night that snapped the Friars' five-game winning streak. The Golden Eagles (12-9, 4-4 Big East) capitalized on a double-digit cushion built by forcing 11 first-half turnovers. Maybe this will jump-start Marquette's chances in the league in...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette sees chance to gain momentum, go on a run

MILWAUKEE -- When another close loss would have been demoralizing, grinding out a win in overtime at Georgetown has seemed to have rejuvenated Marquette. The Golden Eagles truly believe they have a late-season run in them. If the Georgetown win was the first step, a victory over a top-five opponent would be a giant leap. That's the opportunity in front of Marquette when it hosts...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette defeats Georgetown 80-72 in OT

Davante Gardner scored 20 points, Steve Taylor scored 10 of his 14 points after halftime, and preseason Big East favorite Marquette needed overtime to win its first road conference game of the season Monday night, dominating the extra period to beat slumping Georgetown 80-72. Todd Mayo's 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds remaining in regulation completed a comeback from a seven-point...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette defeats Georgetown 80-72 in OT

WASHINGTON -- Davante Gardner scored 20 points, Steve Taylor scored 10 of his 14 points after halftime, and preseason Big East favorite Marquette needed overtime to win its first road conference game of the season Monday night, dominating the extra period to beat slumping Georgetown 80-72. Todd Mayo's 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds remaining in regulation completed a comeback from...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette vs Seton Hall Preview

Davante Gardner/athionsports.comComing off two losses to two of the top teams in the Big East, Seton Hall hits the road for the first of three away from the Prudential Center. The Pirates stand at 10-6 heading into Saturday’s game at Marquette as both teams are trying to regain their winning ways. Coming off an 83-67 loss to #8 Villanova, The Hall enters Saturday still not at...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner steps up, propels Marquette past DePaul

MILWAUKEE -- Too often nowadays, players simply can't handle the truth. But Davante Gardner got called out by his coach and used the words as motivation to snap out of a self-admitted slumber. For the first time in quite some time, Gardner was a force inside and DePaul just couldn't stop him. The senior scored 21 of his career-high 28 points in the second half to lead Marquette...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner leads Marquette Past DePaul

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It took Davante Gardner almost two years to get back into the starting lineup and the bulky Marquette forward certainly made the most of the opportunity.
Via depaul.scout.com
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner scores 28, Marquette beats DePaul 66-56

Davante Gardner scored a career-high 28 points while starting for the first time in nearly two years, leading Marquette to a 66-56 victory over DePaul on Saturday. Gardner, who is Marquette's leading scorer but has come off the bench since a Jan. 28, 2012 game at Villanova, scored 21 second-half points. With Gardner leading the way by making 10 of 11 free throws, the Golden...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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