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#24 Marquette Beats Presbyterian, 37-12

oh weird, they only played 12 minutes and 44 seconds on Saturday well that’s how it goes some times

Joseph Chartouny
Joseph Chartouny was primarily responsible for Marquette winning on Saturday.

Joseph Chartouny went nuts for #24 Marquette basketball on Saturday, as the Golden Eagles beat Presbyterian, 37-12, in a very weird game that only lasted for 12 minutes and 44 seconds. There was not any other basketball played between the two sides, nope, that’s it, just 12:44 worth of action.

Chartouny was doing this, that, and the other for Marquette, scoring 11 points, including a trio of three-pointers, ripping down three rebounds, and dishing four assists. That would have been a pretty impressive game if this was a regulation 40 minute game, but it was not, this lasted less than 13 minutes. It was really quite the awakening for the grad transfer from Fordham, who did not look particularly on his toes in Marquette’s first three contests.

All in all, it was a masterful performance from the Golden Eagles, dominating the Blue Hose as everyone expected. They ran them out of the building in just under 13 minutes, establishing a 25 point margin of victory in that little bit of time. That’s the exact kind of performance that you wanted to see from Marquette after they got forcibly ejected from Assembly Hall by Indiana on Wednesday night. Any questions that you may have had about whether or not MU was going to be able to bounce back from that 23 point drubbing were cleanly, easily, and quickly wiped away by this very short 12 minute and 44 second basketball game, which definitely did not go the full 40 minutes that you would expect from a college basketball contest.

It wasn’t the same kind of performance as Chartouny’s, but redshirt freshman Joey Hauser was also splendid in this totally not suspiciously shortened basketball game. He had just three points on Marquette’s first bucket of the game, but he added four rebounds, two assists, and two steals. When you run people out of town by 25 in less than 13 minutes, it’s very important to get steals, and thus Hauser’s heads up plays were crucial. The 6’9” Stevens Point native looked totally comfortable mixing it up under the rim to haul in misses as well as distributing to the open man for a bucket. Good job by him to be so efficient in such a small amount of time.

Here’s some highlights for you, courtesy of Please ignore the weird score on the video, something was going horrifically wrong on the broadcast where they were crediting the teams with points that absolutely did not happen, nope, no sirree, didn’t happen, don’t know what you’re talking about, la la la la la la la la I’m not listening

Up Next: Marquette travels to New York to take part in the Preseason NIT Tip-Off event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. MU will face off with #2 Kansas on Wednesday night, and after seeing the domination of Presbyterian at Fiserv Forum, there is absolutely no worry about the Golden Eagles getting dusted by that stacked Jayhawks roster, not even in the slightest.