In case you missed it — and if you did because you turned it off with 0.8 seconds left to play, I don’t blame you — Markus Howard torched Creighton for 53 points on Wednesday night, including 14 in overtime as #21 ranked Marquette swiped away a victory from the jaws of defeat in Omaha after a miracle buzzer beater by Sam Hauser.
As you might expect, a lot of people all over the place said a whole hell of a lot in praise of Howard and the Golden Eagles. What’s the point of having an internet website if you don’t use it to collect said praise into one tidy location?
Aaaaaaand here we go.
Markus Howard is like a video game. Damn.— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) January 10, 2019
Markus Howard is ON ONE AGAIN. Creighton 76, Marquette 73 on CBS Sports Network with under four to go.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 10, 2019
SAM HAUSER AT THE BUZZER!— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) January 10, 2019
FREE BASKETBALL IN OMAHA! pic.twitter.com/kORj0Zdtu6
Marquette was down 5 with 4 seconds left and now it's going to overtime— Russell Steinberg (@Russ_Steinberg) January 10, 2019
I’m on a delay because of streaming but ARE YOU SERIOUS WITH WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN OMAHA SOMEWHERE IN MIDDLE AMERICA. MARQUETTE!!!!!— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 10, 2019
Markus Howard— Brian Snow (@BSnow247) January 10, 2019
Hahahaha Markus Howard has 50 now. He’s scored 11 straight in overtime. Here’s still 2:16 left.— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) January 10, 2019
An amazing game on CBS Sports Network right now. I’m pretty sure Markus Howard has tapped into the cosmos because THIS IS NOT OF THIS WORLD.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 10, 2019
How do you defend Markus Howard— RTC Big East (@rtcbigeast) January 10, 2019
I simply cannot process the last 10 minutes of my life. #mubb— Patrick Leary (@patrickkleary) January 10, 2019
This Marquette-Creighton game is all the bananas at the grocery store plus a few of the ones they have at the counter when you check out at Circle K. So much damn fun.— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) January 10, 2019
Markus Howard *tied* his career-high with 52 points. He's six months younger than Trae Young.— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) January 10, 2019
Why didn’t Marquette hit the cheat code button with ten minutes left in the game?— Rumble In The Garden (@rumbleSBN) January 10, 2019
Markus Howard is amazing. He can have the BE Player of the Week Award this week, because he has the other 12 Golden Eagles on his back.
At the end of Infinity War, Nick Fury meant to call Markus Howard— Brian Hamilton (@_Brian_Hamilton) January 10, 2019
The T worked ... HOLY SHI&@&&-&;&&/-$?!?- #mubb— CrackedSidewalks (@CrackedSidewlks) January 10, 2019
Oh, hey, that’s right, Wojo got T’d up in the second half and Creighton split the free throws. Imagine what happens in this game if Wojo doesn’t get the T. Or if the refs don’t review Joey Hauser’s three-pointer?
Wild game between @MarquetteMBB and @BluejayMBB! Marquette scores 5 points in final 3 seconds to tie game, then wins in overtime behind 53 from Markus Howard.— Luke Benz (@recspecs730) January 10, 2019
cc: @PaintTouches @AnonymousEagle @becb_sbn @Matt_Hoov pic.twitter.com/faYlR1vv4R
"Can you tell me someone that's playing better than him in college basketball? In my opinion, it's not close." - @steve_wojo on @markushoward11 after @MarquetteMBB's 106-104 OT win over Creighton tonight. #mubb— ESPN Milwaukee (@ESPNMilwaukee) January 10, 2019
Markus Howard went OFF tonight:— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 10, 2019
- 53 points
- 15/26 FG
- 10/14 from three
- 14 points in OT
This is the junior's THIRD 45+ point game this season, and he is now the only division one player with multiple 50-point games over the last 20 seasons.
Markus Howard: 19 years old. https://t.co/xKLZRna8vh— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 10, 2019
“Markus Howard scored more points alone than the Badgers did combined against Minnesota.” - My girlfriend, just now. pic.twitter.com/7v67Xxo7Xf— Bryan Dee (@ESPNBD) January 10, 2019
Markus Howard is the only D-I player with multiple 50-point games over the last 20 seasons. pic.twitter.com/Moy9K7EQqY— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 10, 2019
So in the last 371 days, he has games of 52, 45, 45, and 53. The 50 point games were road conference games, and the 45 point games were vs ranked opponents. Ridiculous. https://t.co/QthPVEkikr— Gabe Neitzel (@gneitzel16) January 10, 2019
Man the big east got some elite hoopers https://t.co/yN8ruashWH— Shamorie Ponds (@ShamorieP) January 10, 2019
Markus Howard continues to amaze. Drops a career-high 53 as Marquette comes back to beat Creighton in overtime. One heck of a college basketball game.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 10, 2019
Marquette’s Markus Howard goes for 53 points in at overtime win at Creighton. Kid just shoots the living s@#% out of the ball.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 10, 2019
HAVE A NIGHT, MARKUS HOWARD! pic.twitter.com/m5FXvH8GKz— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) January 10, 2019
53 points... no typo.— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) January 10, 2019
HAVE YOURSELF A NIGHT, MARKUS HOWARD. pic.twitter.com/Zetb76RifU
Markus Howard just went for 53 points in a win over Creighton. Went 10-for-14 from 3.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) January 10, 2019
This is the third time Howard has gone for 45 or more this year. Making his early case for Big East Player of the Year.
Markus Howard got HOOP game!!!— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) January 10, 2019