"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Monday, February 21, 2005

More Diener Time

Travis Diener is still working up the Marquette all-time scorers' list, but having scored 9 and 15 points versus Louisville and DePaul respectively, he is making those who hope he gets the record sweat it out a bit. Travis passed Director of Basketball Operations and former MU star, Brian Wardle, in the closing seconds against DePaul.

1) George Thompson 1773 points (3 years)
2) Butch Lee 1735 points
3) Travis Diener 1691 points
4) Brian Wardle 1690 points
5) Tony Smith 1688 points
6) Bo Ellis 1663 points
7) Damon Key 1647 points
8) Dean Meminger 1637 points
9) Trevor Powell 1571 points
10) Don Kojis 1504 points (3 years)

Travis has 3 regular season games left: at Cincinnati, home against Houston and home against Saint Loius. He also has at least one game left in the Conference USA Tournament. Travis also should have at least one additional game in the NIT or NCAA Tournament, as Marquette has 17 wins against D1 opponents at this point in time.

So, with 83 points standing between Diener and George Thompson, Travis will need to average 16.6 ppg if he only plays in those (seemingly) guaranteed 5 games. Of course, the better Marquette does, the more points Diener will rack up, and presumably, the more games Diener will have to pass Thompson.

One interesting point of note... Travis is poised in his next game to become the first Marquette player in 27 years to post 1700 points-- a feat certainly worth noting in this national program.

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