Nov. 29. 2017

HOWARD, TEAM, SET 3-POINT RECORDS IN 95-69 WIN OVER CHICAGO STATE

MILWAUKEE - Marquette used a 3-point barrage to down Chicago State, 95-69, on Wednesday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center as Markus Howard broke his own program record with 11 triples and the Golden Eagles set a new team standard with 18 in the win.

Howard hit 11-of-15 shots from deep for 33 points on the evening and was joined by backcourt-mate Andrew Rowsey, who poured in five of his six 3-pointers in the opening half.

Rowsey finished with 26 points for the Golden Eagles (5-2), who have now had three different 30-point scorers in each of their last three contests. In addition to Howard's 33 on Wednesday, sophmore Sam Hauser scored 30 in Monday's overtime win against Eastern Illinois, while Rowsey scored 30 in MU's final game at the Maui Invitational against LSU.

It is the first time MU has had at least three 30-point performances in the same season since Travis Diener did it three times as a senior in 2004-05. MU has not had three different players reach at least 30 points in a single season dating back to at least 1969-70.

The Panthers (2-8) hung with Marquette in the first half and trailed by eight, 48-40, at the break before MU broke things open. 

Freshmen Greg Elliott and Jamal Cain also continued their development with more impressive statlines on Wednesday. Cain finished with career highs of 10 points and five rebounds, while Elliott posted seven points, nine assists and six rebounds. 

Howard previously shared the MU record for 3-pointers in a single game with Mark Anglavar and MU's previous team best was 15 treys.

Marquette continues its homestand on Saturday with a 1 p.m. tip against Georgia in a game broadcast on CBS Sports Network.