Marquette Upsets #10 Illinois
Marquette tips of the Gavvitt Games right for the Big East. Against BIG Ten opponent, Illinois, Marquette rallies late in the second half 67-66. Thanks to a Tyler Kolek steal from Trent Frazier Marquette sealed the stunning victory putting a stamp on Shaka Smart's first season with the Golden Eagles.
Golden Eagles Soar Over Villanova for the Season SWEEP
With the first Marquette win on Villanova's campus, Marquette comes out on top against #11 ranked Villanova Wildcats 57-54 at Finneran Pavilion. Later that season then #12 Villanova Wildcats and #24 ranked Golden Eagles faced off once more at Fiserv Forum. Yet again, Marquette takes down the Wildcats in front of 12,782 fans 83-73.
SENIOR DAY & St. Johns Matchup
Closing out the first year preseason of the Shaka Smart era at Marquette, the Golden Eagles appreciate their three seniors: Kur Kuath (35), Darryl Morsel (32), and Greg Elliott (5). The Big East Tournament is right around the corner where #5 ranked Marquette moves on to play #4 ranked Creighton Blue Jays in the quarterfinals.
NATIONAL MARQUETTE DAY
The Golden Eagles take down the Bulldogs 64-56 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI on Saturday February 26, 2022. While the game may not have made the list, National Marquette Day is a tradition running back decades at Marquette University. Marquette Basketball appreciates the students.