In the very first regular season Division 1 men's basketball game ever played at the Al McGuire Center, YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles romped to an easy 83-49 win over the Alabama A&M Bulldogs. All eight MU players tallied at least 2 points, with Derrick Wilson's lone make to open the festivities causing us to have to lower the bar that far.
The Golden Eagles were led by a new career high of 22 points off the bench from Luke Fischer, who drained all eight shots he attempted, plus six of his eight free throws. Through two games, Fischer is shooting a completely absurd 89.5% from the field.
After Wilson scored the first bucket in McGuire Center history, Marquette opened up leads of 12-2 and 19-7 in the first 10 minutes of the game. It was pretty much over from there, as a Rakiya Battle three-pointer briefly dipped the lead to just nine points before a Juan Anderson layup pushed it back into double digits for good. The lead broke 20 with 90 seconds left in the half, and cruised past 30 less than five minutes into the second half. Credit must be paid to the 3,080 (or so, more on this at a later date) that attended the game, as the arena stayed pretty full right up until the final minute of the game.
Steve Taylor, Jr., played a team high 33 minutes, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds along the way. He saw a lot of time on the floor alongside Fischer, which might have been a contributing factor to Taylor shooting 7-8 from the floor. He was also doing a much better job being aware of his positioning and not getting too far underneath the rim repeatedly, which had doomed his shooting in the past.
There's not much else to say about this one, other than to point out that the guesting Todd Rosiak had a flying rubber duck smack his computer screen during the halftime Chuck-A-Duck contest. All that proves, though, is that Good Ol' TR has never been to a Marquette women's basketball game.
Oh, and we should point out that a certain other Division 1 team struggled to score 66 points and beat Alabama A&M by 10 points earlier this week.
Until later, this is your post-game jubilation thread.