Welcome to the Marquette men’s basketball career made three-pointers top 10 list.
For the 2019-20 season, we’re going to be focusing on Markus Howard and his path to break Steve Novak’s record of 354 triples in his four year career. Howard ended the 2018-19 season with 313 made three-pointers after putting in a career best 120 of them as a junior.
Those of you that can do math quickly in your head have figured out that Howard needs just 33 more three-pointers to break Novak’s record. You’ve also deduced that 33 is much less than 120, and even much less than 82, which is the number of triples that Howard sank during his freshman season.
In short, it is a matter of when Howard cracks Novak’s record.
At his current career pace of 3.2 made threes per game, Howard will get to Novak at some point in game #11 in this upcoming season, which is the home game against North Dakota State. If his senior season looks more like his junior season where he made 3.5 threes per game on average, then Howard will get to Novak during game #10, the home game against Grambling State.
That’s it for this year, though. Sacar Anim is next on the active career made threes list with [drumroll] 37 total. Actually, watching Howard might be the last thing we do with this list for a while, given the lack of anyone else on the active roster being anywhere near Andrew Rowsey’s 11th place mark of 196 threes in his two seasons. I suppose someone could end up surprising this year and next year, say Koby McEwen for example, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
I’m actually kind of impressed with the diversity of this list. There’s a lot of relatively old school names on here, most notably Mark Anglavar and Robb Logterman. You’d think that there would be a lot more modern-ish names on this list given the trend of basketball over the last decade or so, but Marquette has a round mix of guys over the years who have knocked down the outside shot.
Here’s the list after COVID-19 ended the 2019-20 season.
Marquette Men’s Basketball All-Time Three-Pointers Made Chart