A record setting three point barrage gives the Marquette men’s basketball team a 95-69 blowout of Chicago State on Wednesday night in Milwaukee. The Golden Eagles made 18 three pointers, breaking the team’s old mark of 15 set three times since 1994 — and Markus Howard hit eleven shots from downtown, breaking Marquette’s individual mark of nine treys made in 1990 by Mark Anglavar against Butler. Howard scored 33 points to lead the Eagles, hitting eleven of 16 from beyond the arc with only two point attempt — and he missed that one. Marquette outshot Chicago State 53-to-41-percent, and Fred Sims Junior scored 20 for the Cougars who dropped to 2-8. Andrew Rowsey committed just one turnover after averaging five miscues in his last two games, and he scored 26 in helping Marquette improve to 5-2.
The U-W Milwaukee men get a second half spurt in winning at Northern Illinois, 75-62 Wednesday night to improve to 5-2 for new coach Pat Baldwin. The Panthers were down by one with about nine minutes left, when they went on a 14-6 run to start pulling away — and U-W-M shot a season high 58-percent as Brett Prahl led the way with 18 points. In women’s college basketball, Wisconsin edged Pittsburgh 58-57 on the road as part of their Big Ten/A-C-C Challenge. Pitt went on an 11-0 run before Wisconsin’s Courtney Frerickson hit a three with 2:45 to go — and nobody scored after that, as the U-W improved to 4-3. In Division Two tonight (Thursday), the U-W Parkside men and women both host Indianapolis in their Great Lakes Valley Conference openers.