We’re going to swing back around into creating some Marquette stat charts as the summer rolls on, just like we did last summer. It’ll give us something to do on the quieter days of the collegiate sports offseason, as well as give us something to keep an eye on when the 2019-20 campaigns begin in August.
While our other stat charts have been specific to Marquette, we’re going to take a slight detour and create a chart with Marquette in mind here. What we’re looking at is the Big East’s all-time three-pointers made record, because Markus Howard is within shooting distance of the best mark in league history.
The most prolific three-point shooter in Big East history is Volume Shooter Extraordinaire Jeremy Hazell. The former Seton Hall star drained 201 triples in Big East games only during his Pirates career, making him the only Big East player to ever crack the 200 barrier. In fact, he’s the only player to crack 190, as Notre Dame’s Colin Falls is sitting on 189.
Markus Howard has 170 made three-pointers in Big East games in his career, ranking him #6 all-time right now.
Markus Howard has never made fewer than 52 three-pointers in a Big East campaign in his career.
If that trend holds, Howard is going to explode past Hazell in 2019-20.
In fact, if Howard’s Big East per-game averages hold up, he’ll be the #5 all-time shooter by the time Marquette’s first conference game of the 2019-20 season is over. Howard trails Cincinnati’s Deonta Vaughn by just two, and Howard averages 3.2 makes per game.
With just 31 buckets separating Howard and Hazell, and a career average of 3.2 per game, that puts Howard on pace to pass Hazell right about game #10 of the league schedule. For Marquette last year, that came on February 5th. We already know that MU can’t start the Big East schedule any earlier than December 30th, which matches close enough to how last year’s conference slate was laid out, so keep an eye on the start of February for Howard to break the record.
IN SEASON UPDATE: Looks like Howard got a little ahead of schedule, as he broke Hazell’s record early in the first half on January 24th against #13 Butler.
Here’s what the chart looks like after after COVID-19 ended the 2019-20 season.
The Big East All-Time Three-Pointers Made Chart
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