2010–11 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team


The 2010–11 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team represented Marquette University in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Marquette was coached by Buzz Williams in his second year at the school and played their home games at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee as members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 22–15, 9–9 in Big East play to finish in a three-way tie for ninth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament to Louisville. They received an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Xavier and Syracuse to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they were defeated by North Carolina.

2010–11 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)
2010–11 record22–15 (9–9 Big East)
Head coachBuzz Williams
Assistant coaches
Home arenaBradley Center
Seasons
2010–11 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Pittsburgh 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
No. 5 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
*#12 Syracuse 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
No. 14 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
No. 18 St. John's 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Cincinnati 11 7   .611     26 9   .743
No. 22 West Virginia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Georgetown 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
No. 10 Connecticut 9 9   .500     32 9   .780
Villanova 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Marquette 9 9   .500     22 15   .595
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
South Florida 3 15   .167     10 23   .303
DePaul 1 17   .056     7 24   .226
2011 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2011[1]
*Syracuse:: 7 wins vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(27–8)(10–6); Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Golden Eagles finished the 2009–10 season 22–12, 11–7 in Big East play to finish in a tie for fifth place. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the First Round to Washington.

PreseasonEdit

On June 24, former Marquette star Lazar Hayward was selected by the Washington Wizards with the 30th pick of the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft. Shortly thereafter, he along with Nemanja Bjelica were traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Trevor Booker and Hamady Ndiaye.[2]

On October 20, 2010, at Big East Media Day, Marquette was picked to finish in an eighth-place tie with Louisville in the Big East Preseason Coaches' Poll, receiving 121 points.[3]

RosterEdit

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Jamil Wilson 6'7" 210 F So. Racine, Wisconsin Horlick HS/University of Oregon
1 Darius Johnson-Odom 6'2" 200 G Jr. Raleigh, North Carolina Wakefield HS/Hutchinson CC
2 Vander Blue 6'4" 190 G Fr. Madison, Wisconsin Madison Memorial HS
4 Reggie Smith 6'0" 175 G Fr. Chicago, Illinois Thornton Township HS
5 Junior Cadougan 6'1" 205 G So. Toronto, Ontario Christian Life Center Academy
12 Erik Williams 6'7" 200 F So. Houston, Texas Cypress Springs HS
21 Joseph Fulce 6'7" 205 F Sr. Plano, Texas Plano Senior HS/Tyler JC
22 Jamail Jones 6'6" 210 G/F Fr. Atlanta, Georgia Montverde Academy
23 Dwight Buycks 6'3" 190 G Sr. Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bay View HS/Indian Hills CC
25 Dave Singleton 6'4" 190 G Jr. Coatesville, Pennsylvania The Hill School/High Point University
32 Jae Crowder 6'6" 225 F Jr. Villa Rica, Georgia Villa Rica HS/Howard College
33 Jimmy Butler 6'6" 215 G/F Sr. Tomball, Texas Tomball HS/Tyler JC
42 Chris Otule 6'10" 250 C So. Richmond, Texas Fort Bend HS
45 Robert Frozena 6'1" 190 G Sr. Sherwood, Wisconsin St. Mary Central HS
54 Davante Gardner 6'8" 290 F Fr. Suffolk, Virginia King's Fork HS

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/6/10*
1:00 PM
Saint John's (Minnesota) W 85–56 
Bradley Center (13,521)
Milwaukee
Regular Season
11/12/10*
8:00 PM, Sports32
Prairie View A&M W 97–58  1–0
Bradley Center (14,046)
Milwaukee
11/14/10*
1:00 PM, Sports32
Bucknell
CBE Classic
W 72–61  2–0
Bradley Center (13,783)
Milwaukee
11/17/10*
8:00 PM, Sports32
Green Bay
CBE Classic
W 89–69  3–0
Bradley Center (13,968)
Milwaukee
11/20/10*
1:00 PM
South Dakota W 82–69  4–0
Bradley Center (14,117)
Milwaukee
11/22/10*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 1 Duke
CBE Classic
L 77–82  4–1
Sprint Center (18,660)
Kansas City, Missouri
11/23/10*
6:45 PM, ESPNU
vs. No. 22 Gonzaga
CBE Classic
L 63–66  4–2
Sprint Center (18,696)
Kansas City, Missouri
11/27/10*
8:00 PM, Sports32
at Milwaukee W 75–72  5–2
US Cellular Arena (7,120)
Milwaukee
12/4/10*
1:00 PM
Longwood W 96–65  6–2
Bradley Center (13,869)
Milwaukee
12/7/10*
8:00 PM, Sports32
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 86–50  7–2
Bradley Center (13,505)
Milwaukee
12/11/10*
1:30 PM, ESPN2
Wisconsin L 64–69  7–3
Bradley Center (19,074)
Milwaukee
12/18/2010*
1:00 PM, Sports32
Centenary W 81–52  8–3
Bradley Center (14,116)
Milwaukee
12/21/10*
7:00 PM, Sports32
Mississippi Valley State W 102–77  9–3
Bradley Center (13,930)
Milwaukee
12/29/10*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 24 Vanderbilt L 76–77  9–4
Memorial Gymnasium (13,604)
Nashville, Tennessee
1/1/11
10:00 AM, ESPN2
West Virginia W 79–74  10–4
(1–0)
Bradley Center (15,575)
Milwaukee
1/5/11
6:30 PM, Sports32
at Rutgers W 73–65  11–4
(2–0)
The RAC (5,358)
Piscataway, New Jersey
1/8/11
1:00 PM, Sports32
at No. 5 Pittsburgh L 81–89  11–5
(2–1)
Petersen Events Center (11,438)
Pittsburgh
1/10/11
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 Notre Dame W 79–57  12–5
(3–1)
Bradley Center (16,951)
Milwaukee
1/15/11
10:00 AM, ESPN2
at No. 17 Louisville L 70–71  12–6
(3–2)
KFC Yum! Center (21,485)
Louisville, Kentucky
1/18/11
8:00 PM, ESPNU
DePaul W 94–64  13–6
(4–2)
Bradley Center (15,091)
Milwaukee
1/22/11
6:00 PM, Sports32
at No. 16 Notre Dame L 75–80  13–7
(4–3)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, Indiana
1/25/11
8:00 PM, Sports32
No. 5 Connecticut L 68–76  13–8
(4–4)
Bradley Center (15,476)
Milwaukee
1/29/11
2:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 9 Syracuse W 76–70  14–8
(5–4)
Bradley Center (19,032)
Milwaukee
2/2/11
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 12 Villanova L 70–75  14–9
(5–5)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
2/9/11
6:00 PM, ESPN2
at South Florida W 59–58  15–9
(6–5)
USF Sun Dome (4,153)
Tampa, Florida
2/13/11
12:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 11 Georgetown L 60–69  15–10
(6–6)
Verizon Center (14,284)
Washington, D.C.
2/15/11
8:00 PM, ESPNU
St. John's L 68–80  15–11
(6–7)
Bradley Center (17,270)
Milwaukee
2/19/11
8:00 PM, Sports32
Seton Hall W 73–64  16–11
(7–7)
Bradley Center (18,436)
Milwaukee
2/24/11
6:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 14 Connecticut W 74–67 OT 17–11
(8–7)
XL Center (14,622)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/27/11
3:00 PM, Sports32
Providence W 86–62  18–11
(9–7)
Bradley Center (16,768)
Milwaukee
3/2/11
7:00 PM, Sports32
Cincinnati L 60–67  18–12
(9–8)
Bradley Center (15,538)
Milwaukee
3/5/11
5:00 PM, ESPN3
at Seton Hall L 72–85  18–13
(9–9)
Prudential Center (8,347)
Newark, New Jersey
2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
3/8/11
8:47 PM, ESPNU
vs. Providence
First Round
W 87–66  19–13
Madison Square Gardens (19,375)
New York City
3/9/11
8:27 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 20 West Virginia
Second Round
W 67–61  20–13
Madison Square Gardens (19,375)
New York
3/10/11
8:26 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 14 Louisville
Quarterfinals
L 56–81  20–14
Madison Square Gardens (19,375)
New York
2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/18/11*
6:50 PM, truTV
vs. No. 20 Xavier
Second Round
W 66–55  21–14
Quicken Loans Arena (20,164)
Cleveland, Ohio
3/20/11*
6:40 PM, truTV
vs. No. 12 Syracuse
Third Round
W 66–62  22–14
Quicken Loans Arena (20,164)
Cleveland, Ohio
3/25/11*
6:15 PM, CBS
vs. No. 7 North Carolina
Sweet Sixteen
L 63–81  22–15
Prudential Center (18,343)
Newark, New Jersey
  • Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
    All times are in Central Time.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2010-11." ESPN.com. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Wizards Acquire Draft Rights to Trevor Booker and Hamady N'Diaye From Minnesota". NBA.com/Wizards. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 24, 2010. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  3. ^ "Pittsburgh Chosen As BIG EAST Hoops Favorite". Big East Conference. October 20, 2010. Archived from the original on October 22, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2011.