MubbCap: Golden Eagles Offense Breaks Out in Big Way
Marquette Golden Eagles have not been one of the best offenses in college basketball to start the year. Sure, they have Markus Howard, but it hasn’t been pretty otherwise. Marquette had some ugly outings at the start of the season. They scored only 66 points against Robert Morris. Howard outscored the rest of the Golden Eagles on Thursday. For one game, Marquette’s offense looks entirely different. They dropped 101 points on USC whipping Southern California by 22 points. Howard led the way with another huge performance.t
Player of the Game: Markus Howard – What a night from Howard. We talked about it earlier today. Howard finished with 51 points in 32 minutes. That is simply incredible. Do you know how hard that is? He could not miss from deep or close to the hoop. Howard had one of the best games in his Marquette career.
Honorable Mention: Greg Elliott – If you haven’t watched a lot of Marquette this year, make sure you enjoy Greg Elliott. He is one of the key parts of Marquette’s roster. And if he gets his offensive game going like he did last night, Marquette will be tough to beat. Elliott finished with an offensive rating of 171 which was higher than Howard. He scored eleven points with three rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes.
One Thing I Liked: Marquette’s offense looked like a machine – It has been a while since Marquette’s offense looked this good. It was refreshing to watch the Golden Eagles hammer a team. Marquette made 14 threes and finished at the lane. They did a great job offensively. This is not going to be a regular thing. I understand that, but to know Marquette has this in them is very encouraging.
Next up: Marquette takes on Maryland on Sunday afternoon. Right now, the Terrapins are the fifth-best team in the country. Maryland has a talented roster led by Anthony Cowan. Marquette is building a great resume for March, and it could get even better if they’re able to beat the Terrapins. Golden Eagles will need to hold onto the ball to win this one. Don’t be surprised if this comes down to who can hit three-pointers which favors Marquette majorly.