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Get To Know A Marquette Basketball Opponent: Alabama A&M

We know the game will be at the Al McGuire Center tonight. But what do we know about the Bulldogs?

Ladarius Tabb is Alabama A&M's leading scorer and rebounder.
Ladarius Tabb is Alabama A&M's leading scorer and rebounder.
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Name: Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Location: Normal, Alabama, although Google Maps tries to tell you it's in Huntsville.  This is because it *is* in Huntsville, but they have their own post office.

Founded: 1875

Current Enrollment: 4,940 undergraduates

Fun Fact: The campus was laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., who also designed New York's Central Park.

Nickname: Bulldogs

Why "Bulldogs?" No idea.  There's nothing on their official site, their athletics site, or their Wikipedia page.

Last Season: 14-16 with a 10-8 record in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

This Season: 1-6, with the lone win coming against Oakwood, which appears to be a member of something called the USCAA.

KenPom.com Ranking: #343 out of 351

Points Leader: Ladarius Tabb, 6'5", 190 lb. junior, 13.3 ppg

Rebounds Leader: Ladarius Tabb, 7.6 rpg

Assists Leader: Rakiya Battle, 6'0", 180 lb. sophomore, 4.6 apg

Head Coach: Willie Hayes, in his 4th season.  He was an assistant at AAMU for 16 seasons after being one of the best players in Bulldogs history before that.  He has a career record of 33-63.

All Time Series: Nope.  This will be the first meeting between the two schools.