By now, you should be more than familiar with our series of regularly updating leaderboards for various Marquette Golden Eagles sports accomplishments. Keep checking back to that link in the previous sentence for our charts as the seasons continue to churn through history and MU’s various teams continue to create new memories and accomplishments.
Since we’ve passed the first of the year, it’s officially the part of the basketball calendar where we can start looking at single season records. Thus, we’re going to be adding to those stat charts with the single season marks and top 10s that are most in danger of changing at this point.
Here, we’re keeping an eye on where Markus Howard is on the made three-point field goals chart for his final season at Marquette.
Would you believe that Howard already has more than half as many three-pointers as he did during his entire freshman season? It’s true! Heading into Big East play, Howard has 46 made threes on the year, and as a freshman, he had 82 by the time the entire season was over. That’s wild.
With 46 already in the scorebook, Howard is currently hitting 4.2 per game this season. Last year, Howard finished the season with 120 makes from long range. That is the third most threes in a season and made Howard the first player in Marquette history to cash in at least 100 threes in a season twice. He did that while connecting just 3.5 times per game on average.
At 4.2 per game with 18 Big East regular season games and one guaranteed Big East tournament game to go, Howard is on pace to get to 125 made threes this season. That would precisely tie Andrew Rowsey’s program record for three-point field goals in a season. Obviously, we’d all like to think that Marquette has at least one more Big East tournament game in them not to mention an NCAA tournament game or two. If that’s the case, Howard should go soaring past Rowsey’s record.
Howard is the only player averaging more than two made threes per game this season, and he’s the only one with more than 20 on the season. As such, I don’t think anyone else on the roster has much of a chance to get to Howard’s 82 from his freshman year, which is currently the 12th most in program history. EXAMPLE: Brendan Bailey is only on pace to get to 46 made threes on the year.... y’know, the number of threes that Howard has at the moment of this writing.
Here’s the list as it stands after COVID-19 ended the 2019-20 season.
Marquette Men’s Basketball Single Season 3 Pointers Made Chart