On Tuesday night the Marquette Golden Eagles (21-7, 11-6 in the Big East) wrap up their home schedule when they host the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (10-20, 6-10 in the Atlantic Sun).
OK........look, this game will not come ready-made with adrenaline like last weekend's thrilla against the Hoyas. FGCU was a Blue & Gold Classic commit before that event circled the drain, so MU slotted the game into the last week of the season to jack up the ol' post-season resume. Some are asking 'what is the point of this game' -- here are some answers from the community at MUScoop.
Big deal, the point is that Tuesday is Senior Night for a group of players who have collectively worked their fannies off to represent Marquette exceptionally well on and off the court. So, if you live local get to the BC tonight to thank these four soon-to-be MU graduates:
The lone four-year member of this year's senior class, Ousmane Barro is one of the most experienced players in school history. He has appeared in 120 career games, earning 61 starting assignments, and is currently ranked among the program's top all-time performers in blocks and field goal percentage. He has swatted 91 opposing shot attempts since his arrival in Milwaukee to rank 8th all-time and his 55.9 percent clip from the floor is currently second all-time.
He has appeared in 40 career games, earning one starting assignment since arriving from the junior college ranks. He owns game averages of 1.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per outing and has connected on 53.6 percent of his shot opportunities. He is second on the team in 2007-08 in blocks.
Forward Dan Fitzgerald will conclude his career at Marquette as one of the top long-distance shooters in program history. He is currently ranked seventh all-time in 3-point field goal percentage (40.8 percent) and owns 107 treys since transferring from Tulane. He has appeared in 88 career games with 17 starts and has knocked down numerous key baskets for the Golden Eagles during his tenure.
Tommy Brice has appeared in 21 career games for the Golden Eagles during the past three seasons. He owns a personal-best eight appearances in 2007-08 and netted his first career point with a free throw against Sacramento State on Dec. 15.
Gentlemen, thanks for your hard work and dedication to Marquette University. Enjoy YOUR DAY at the Bradley Center on Tuesday.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7pm CST. The game will be broadcast by Time Warner cable.
- Marquette Game Notes. (**which provided the background for the player detail above, thanks!)
- Appleton Post Crescent preview
- Rosiak on the departing seniors
- FGCU preview written around one of their senior's struggles.
- Scout.com preview