Marquette Golden Eagles

Country United States United States
City Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Leagues
NCAA Basketball

The Marquette Golden Eagles is a Big East Conference participant team which represents the Marquette University. The program’s home arena is located at Bradley Center which has the capacity 19,000 spectators. Their current coach is Buzz Williams who is entering his second season with the Eagles.

Until April 2008, the team was led under coach Tom Crean when Williams was appointed as his replacement. In 2009, the team participated in the NCAA Division I tournament under man’s basketball section. The Eagles have maintained stiff rivalry with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Louisville, the DePaul University and the University of Pittsburgh. These inter-college games have always been highly watches and tend to end up under intense closing moments.

The team shares their home ground with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA (National Basketball Association) league. As far as average attendance goes, in 2009, the team is ranked 10th overall amongst NCAA Division I teams. They have appeared for 27 NCAA Tournaments with an overall combined record of 34-28. They have reached 3 Elite Eight stages and 2 Sweet Sixteen stages. The Eagles have been crowned National Champions for the year 1977 while they exited in the semi-finals for the year 2003.

Major Achievements

The team has won a national championship in 1977.

The team has represented the University at the NCAA Tournaments on 27 occasions.

The team appeared for 3 Final Four appearances.

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