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Marquette by the numbers

MU as a whole

  • Marquette finishes the season 27-8. The 27 victories are tied for second-most (1975-76 and 2002-03) in school history, one win behind the 1970-71 team that finished 28-1.
  • Buzz Williams is 96-45 (.686) overall as the head coach of Marquette. The 96 victories rank Williams sixth in Marquette history. For coaches with multiple seasons at the helm, Williams ranks third in winning percentage behind Hank Raymonds (.716) and Al McGuire (.787)
  • Buzz Williams is now 5-4 in NCAA Tournament games, tied with Tom Crean for the second-most tournament wins as head coach of Marquette, behind Al McGuire’s 20-9 mark.
  • Marquette was a three seed in the men’s championship for the third time in school history (1979 and 2003). The Golden Eagles are now 7-3 as a three seed.
  • Marquette is 38-31 in NCAA Tournament games. The 38 victories are tied with Maryland and Oklahoma State for the 20th most wins.
  • Marquette and Syracuse were the only two Big East schools to be ranked every week of the 2011-12 season.
  • Marquette finished 14-4 in Big East play this season, the most as a member of the Big East Conference. The Golden Eagles finished in second place, their highest mark as a member of the conference. The 14 victories matched the program record for conference victories with the 2002-03 team that finished 14-2 in Conference USA.
  • Marquette finished 9-0 at home in Big East Conference games, winning by an average 12.7 points. It marks only the second time since Marquette joined a conference in 1989-90 that the Golden Eagles went undefeated at home. The other time was 2001-02 when Marquette went 8-0 in Conference USA games.
  • Marquette has finished .500 or better in the Big East Conference in all seven seasons since becoming a member. Marquette is one of only two teams, along with West Virginia, to stake that claim.
  • Marquette earned a double-bye in the Big East tournament for the first time in program history. The Golden Eagles are the only team in the Big East to have played in the quarterfinals in every season since 2005-06.
  • Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom were named to the All-Big East first team. Crowder was the only unanimous selection. It was the first time in program history Marquette placed two players on the first team in the same season. The Golden Eagles have 13 first-team honorees since they joined a conference in 1989-90.
  • Marquette won 20 games in six of the seven years they have been a member of the Big East. The Golden Eagles are one of four teams to have reached that feat joining Syracuse, Louisville and West Virginia.
  • Marquette defeated Georgetown 83-69 on senior day, marking the first time the Golden Eagles had won on senior day since the 2007-08 season. 19,087 fans attended the match-up, the third highest attendance mark ever at the Bradley Center. Marquette averaged 16,040 fans at the Bradley Center this season, which ranked third among Big East teams behind Louisville and Syracuse.

Jae Crowder

  • Crowder was named the Big East Player of the Year by league head coaches.
  • The Villa Rica, Ga., native was named a third team NABC All-American. It marks the 11th time in school history that a player has been selected to a NABC All-American team. The last Golden Eagle player be named an All-American by NABC was Jerel McNeal as a third team selection in 2008-09.
  • Crowder finishes the season with 88 steals. That mark is second-most in school history, one behind Michael Wilson’s 89 in 1980-81. Crowder averaged 2.51 steals this season, a mark that ranked 10th nationally.
  • Crowder finishes his career with 1,049 career points, tied for the 37th most points in school history with Scott Merritt (2001-04). The first team All-Big East selection is the fifth player in school history to score 1,000 points in two seasons. The 1,049 points are the third-most points scored by a player in only two seasons behind George Thompson (1,187) and Dwyane Wade (1,281).
  • Jae Crowder (1,049 points and 545 rebounds) is the 44th player in program histoty to finish with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. Crowder is the fastest player in school history to reach those milestones.
  • Crowder finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, four steals in a win against Brigham Young in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He is just the 3rd player ever to reach those totals in an NCAA Tournament game. He is the fifth player in Big East history to finish with at least 25 points and 15 rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game, and the first since Pittsburgh’s DeJuan Blair in 2009.
  • Crowder scored 614 points this season, which is the ninth most points scored in a single season in Marquette history.
  • Crowder had 14 double-doubles this season, which ranked third in the Big East behind Kevin Jones (21) and Herb Pope (17). The 14 double-doubles ranked 26th nationally.

Darius Johnson-Odom

  • Darius Johnson-Odom was named first team All-Big East after being named to the second team in his junior season.
  • DJO finishes with 1,649 career points to rank 11th on the all-time scoring list. The Raleigh, N.C., native needed 14 points to tie Bo Ellis for 10th.
  • DJO finishes his career with 221 made 3-pointers, tying Aaron Hutchins (1994-98) for fourth place on the all-time list. The first team All-Big East selection finished his career 221-549 from three (40.3%). He ranks ninth on the Golden Eagle 3-point field goal percentage.
  • Johnson-Odom made 77 three point field goals this season, a mark that ranks as the sixth most in a single season in Golden Eagle history. Only Steve Novak, Travis Diener, Jerel McNeal and Robb Logterman have made more in a season.
  • DJO finished the season with 623 points, a mark that ranks him seventh on the all-time single season list.
  • Johnson-Odom scored 113 points in seven career NCAA Tournament games, an average of 16.1 points per contest.

Published by: Michael Wottreng

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