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2017–18 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team represented Marquette University in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Eagles, led by fourth-year head coach Steve Wojciechowski, played their home games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center as members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 21–14, 9–9 in Big East play to finish in a tie for sixth place. As the No. 7 seed in the Big East Tournament, they defeated DePaul in the first round before losing to eventual tournament champion Villanova in the quarterfinals. They received an at-large bid to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Harvard in the first round and Oregon in the second round before losing to Penn State in the quarterfinals.

2017–18 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball
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NIT, Quarterfinals
ConferenceBig East
2017–18 record21–14 (9–9 Big East)
Head coachSteve Wojciechowski (4th season)
Assistant coachChris Carrawell
Assistant coachStan Johnson
Assistant coachBrett Nelson
Home stadiumBMO Harris Bradley Center
Al McGuire Center (NIT home games)
Seasons
2017–18 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Xavier 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
No. 2 Villanova 14 4   .778     36 4   .900
Seton Hall 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
Creighton 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Providence 10 8   .556     21 14   .600
Butler 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Marquette 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Georgetown 5 13   .278     15 15   .500
St. John's 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
DePaul 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
2018 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

This season was the last for the men's team playing at the Bradley Center, as they will open the new Fiserv Forum for the 2018–19 season.[1]

Previous seasonEdit

The Golden Eagles finished the 2016–17 season 19–12, 10–8 in Big East play to finish in a four-way tie for third place. As the No. 4 seed in the Big East Tournament, they lost to Seton Hall in the quarterfinals. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed in the East region where they lost to No. 7 South Carolina in the First Round, who eventually won the East Region and made it to the Final Four.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Duane Wilson 1 G 6'2" 185 RS Junior Milwaukee, WI Graduate transferred to Texas A&M
Katin Reinhardt 22 G 6'6" 210 RS Senior Dana Point, CA Graduated
JaJuan Johnson 23 G 6'5" 205 Senior Memphis, TN Graduated
Luke Fischer 40 C 6'11" 250 RS Senior Germantown, WI Graduated
Deon Franklin 41 F 6'5" 215 RS Sophomore Treviso, Italy Walk-on; left the team due to personal reasons
Haanif Cheatham 25 G 6'5 195 Junior Fort Lauderdale, Florida Left mid-season due to personal reasons

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous school
Ed Morrow 1 F 6'7" 213 Junior Chicago, IL Transferred from Nebraska. Under NCAA transfer rules, Morrow, Jr. will have to sit out for the 2017–18 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.
Harry Froling 21 C 6'11" 249 Sophomore Townsville, Australia Transferred from SMU. Under NCAA transfer rules, Froling will have to sit out for the 2017–18 season. Will have three years of remaining eligibility.

2017 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jamal Cain
#32 SF
Detroit, MI Cornerstone Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 19, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
Theo John
#43 PF
Champlin, MN Champlin High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sep 13, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Ikechukwu Eke
PF
Detroit, MI Univ. of Detroit Jesuit High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jun 19, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Greg Elliott
SG
Detroit, MI East English Village Prep Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Apr 3, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10.

2018 recruiting classEdit

PreseasonEdit

In a preseason poll of Big East coaches, the Eagles were picked to finish in seventh place in the Big East.[2] Sophomore guard Markus Howard was named to the preseason All-Big East second team.[3]

RosterEdit

2017–18 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Markus Howard 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Findlay Prep Chandler, Arizona
F 1 Ed Morrow   6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Simeon Academy
Nebraska
Chicago, Illinois
G/F 2 Sacar Anim 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS So DeLaSalle High School (MN) Minneapolis, Minnesota
F 4 Theo John 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Champlin Park High School Minneapolis, Minnesota
G 5 Greg Elliott 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr East English Village Prep Detroit, Michigan
F 10 Sam Hauser 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Stevens Point Area Senior High School Stevens Point, Wisconsin
C 12 Matt Heldt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Neenah High School Neenah, Wisconsin
F 13 Ike Eke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr University of Detroit Jesuit High School Lagos, Nigeria
C 21 Harry Froling 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) So SMU Townsville, Australia
F 23 Jamal Cain 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Cornerstone Health & Technology High School Pontiac, Michigan
G 30 Andrew Rowsey 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Sr UNC Asheville Lexington, Virginia
G 41 Mike Lelito (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr John Hersey High School Mt. Prospect, Illinois
G 52 Cam Marotta (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Homestead High School (WI) Mequon, Wisconsin
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 4, 2017*
1:00 pm, SPEC
Lindenwood W 81–79 
BMO Harris Bradley Center (11,533)
Milwaukee, WI
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
8:00 pm, FSN
Mount St. Mary's
Maui Invitational Mainland game
W 80–59  1–0
BMO Harris Bradley Center (13,324)
Milwaukee, WI
Nov 14, 2017*
7:30 pm, FS1
No. 19 Purdue
Gavitt Tipoff Games
L 71–86  1–1
BMO Harris Bradley Center (13,307)
Milwaukee, WI
Nov 20, 2017*
1:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. VCU
Maui Invitational quarterfinals
W 94–83  2–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
Nov 21, 2017*
12:30 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 6 Wichita State
Maui Invitational semifinals
L 66–80  2–2
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
Nov 22, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. LSU
Maui Invitational
W 94–84  3–2
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
Nov 27, 2017*
7:00 pm, FS1
Eastern Illinois W 86–83  4–2
BMO Harris Bradley Center (11,647)
Milwaukee, WI
Nov 29, 2017*
8:00 pm, FS2
Chicago State W 95–69  5–2
BMO Harris Bradley Center (11,685)
Milwaukee, WI
Dec 2, 2017*
1:00 pm, CBSSN
Georgia L 66–73  5–3
BMO Harris Bradley Center (13,476)
Milwaukee, WI
Dec 5, 2017*
6:00 pm, FS1
Vermont W 91–81[4]  6–3
BMO Harris Bradley Center (12,055)
Milwaukee, WI
Dec 9, 2017*
11:00 am, FS1
at Wisconsin W 82–63[5]  7–3
Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Dec 18, 2017*
6:00 pm, FS1
Northern Illinois W 79–70  8–3
BMO Harris Bradley Center (12,532)
Milwaukee, WI
Dec 21, 2017*
6:00 pm, FS1
American W 92–51[6]  9–3
BMO Harris Bradley Center (12,683)
Milwaukee, WI
Big East regular season
Dec 27, 2017
7:30 pm, FS1
No. 6 Xavier L 87–91  9–4
(0–1)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (15,095)
Milwaukee, WI
Dec 30, 2017
3:30 pm, FS1
Georgetown W 74–65  10–4
(1–1)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (14,889)
Milwaukee, WI
Jan 3, 2018
5:30 pm, CBSSN
at Providence W 95–90 OT 11–4
(2–1)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (8,375)
Providence, RI
Jan 6, 2018
7:00 pm, FS1
at No. 3 Villanova L 90–100  11–5
(2–2)
Wells Fargo Center (14,210)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 9, 2018
8:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 13 Seton Hall W 84–64  12–5
(3–2)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (12,901)
Milwaukee, WI
Jan 12, 2018
5:30 pm, FS1
at Butler L 83–94  12–6
(3–3)
Hinkle Fieldhouse (8,911)
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 15, 2018
8:00 pm, FS1
DePaul W 70–52  13–6
(4–3)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (12,278)
Milwaukee, WI
Jan 24, 2018
5:30 pm, FS1
at No. 8 Xavier L 70–89  13–7
(4–4)
Cintas Center (10,493)
Cincinnati, OH
Jan 28, 2018
12:00 pm, FOX
No. 1 Villanova L 82–85  13–8
(4–5)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (17,120)
Milwaukee, WI
Jan 31, 2018
8:00 pm, FS1
Butler L 72–92  13–9
(4–6)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (12,779)
Milwaukee, WI
Feb 3, 2018
1:30 pm, FS1
Providence L 75–77  13–10
(4–7)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (18,958)
Milwaukee, WI
Feb 7, 2018
6:00 pm, FS1
at Seton Hall W 88–85  14–10
(5–7)
Prudential Center (8,210)
Newark, NJ
Feb 10, 2018
11:00 am, FSN
at St. John's L 78–86  14–11
(5–8)
Carnesecca Arena (5,602)
Queens, NY
Feb 17, 2018
9:00 pm, FSN
at Creighton W 90–86  15–11
(6–8)
CenturyLink Center (18,495)
Omaha, NE
Feb 21, 2018
7:30 pm, FSN
St. John's W 85–73  16–11
(7–8)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (12,624)
Milwaukee, WI
Feb 24, 2018
11:00 am, FSN
at DePaul L 62–70  16–12
(7–9)
Wintrust Arena (9,053)
Chicago, IL
Feb 26, 2017
6:00 pm, FS1
at Georgetown W 90–86 OT 17–12
(8–9)
Capital One Arena (5,375)
Washington, D.C.
Mar 3, 2018
2:30 pm, FS1
Creighton W 85–81  18–12
(9–9)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (18,221)
Milwaukee, WI
Big East Tournament
Mar 7, 2018
8:30 pm, FS1
(7) vs. (10) DePaul
First round
W 72–69  19–12
Madison Square Garden (16,866)
New York, NY
Mar 8, 2018
8:30 pm, FS1
(7) vs. (2) No. 2 Villanova
Quarterfinals
L 70–94  19–13
Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York, NY
NIT
Mar 14, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
(2) (7) Harvard
First round – Notre Dame Bracket
W 67–60  20–13
Al McGuire Center (3,607)
Milwaukee, WI
Mar 18, 2018*
3:30 pm, ESPN2
(2) (3) Oregon
Second round – Notre Dame Bracket
W 101–92  21–13
Al McGuire Center (3,618)
Milwaukee, WI
Mar 20, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPN
(2) (4) Penn State
Quarterfinals – Notre Dame Bracket
L 80–85  21–14
Al McGuire Center (3,670)
Milwaukee, WI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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