MILWAUKEE (AP) — George Thompson, who played for Marquette from 1967-69 and remains one of the program’s all-time leading scorers, has died. He was 74.
Marquette announced Thompson died on Wednesday at his Milwaukee home due to complications from diabetes.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — First-year Marquette coach Shaka Smart is back in Texas, going into this NCAA Tournament without any underlying questions or pressure about his future.
That is much different than last March, when Smart was still with the Longhorns.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marquette forward Justin Lewis won the Big East's most improved player award Monday and Creighton center Ryan Kalkbrenner was voted the conference's defensive player of the year.
Point guard Jared Bynum from regular-season champion Providence took the top sixth man prize, and Georgetown captain Donald Carey was honored with the league's sportsmanship award.
Marquette's surprise rise in the Big East coincides with the ascent of Justin Lewis.
The redshirt freshman has more than doubled his scoring average from last season and ranks among the Big East leaders in several statistical categories.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Justin Lewis scored a career-high 33 points to go along with nine rebounds and six assists, and No. 22 Marquette beat Seton Hall 73-63 on Wednesday night.
Lewis, a redshirt freshman coming off Big East Player of the Week honors, was averaging 15.8 points coming into the game for the Golden Eagles (15-6, 7-3 Big East), who have now won seven straight.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Justin Lewis wanted the ball with the game on the line and got it — and briefly lost his grip. Like all the times Marquette nearly let the game slip away, Lewis recovered. And this time, he let it fly.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette showed it doesn’t need to shoot at a ridiculously high percentage to beat a quality opponent.
Greg Elliott made a tiebreaking free throw with 1.8 seconds left, and Marquette withstood a long second-half drought to beat No.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyler Kolek converted a steal into a go-ahead layup with 18 seconds left and Marquette forced 26 turnovers for a 67-66 comeback victory over No. 10 Illinois on Monday night.
Marquette (3-0) came back from a 12-point deficit in the second half to give new coach Shaka Smart his first signature win, despite going 3 of 9 from the foul line down the stretch.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyler Kolek didn’t know if he’d be healthy enough to play Monday.
He ended up delivering the biggest play of the night to give coach Shaka Smart his first signature victory at Marquette.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shaka Smart’s ability to get the most from an overhauled roster in his debut season at Marquette could depend on how well his players understand an entirely different game.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas forward Greg Brown announced Thursday he is turning pro and won't return to the Longhorns for his sophomore season under new coach Chris Beard.
Brown was a top-10 recruit when he signed with Texas and former coach Shaka Smart.
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