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1973-74 Marquette Warriors - National Champion Runner-Up

NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP
Overall Record: 26-5 Coach: Al McGuire
Captain: Marcus Washington
Leading Scorer: Maurice Lucas (15.8 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Maurice Lucas (10.6 rpg)

The Warriors finished the season ranked third in the final AP poll and fifth in the final UPI poll. They held opponents to just 59.9 points per game, good for fourth in the nation.

Roster

Player Class Height Position
Ed Daniels Sr 6-3 G
Marcus Washington Sr 6-1 G
Rick Campbell Jr 6-5 F
Dave Delsman Jr 5-10 G
Jerry Homan Jr 6-7 F
Maurice Lucas Jr 6-8 C
Paul Vollmer Jr 6-4 F
Barry Brennan So 5-10 G
Greg Johnson So 6-5 F
Earl Tatum So 6-4 G/F
Lloyd Walton So 6-0 G
John Bryant Fr 6-7 F
Maurice (Bo) Ellis Fr 6-9 F

Statistics

Player G FG FGA FGPct FT FTA FTPct REB RPG PF AST PTS PPG
Lucas, M 31 211 429 0.492 69 94 0.734 328 10.6 84 62 491 15.8
Ellis, B 31 167 312 0.535 44 61 0.721 264 8.5 104 34 378 12.2
Tatum, E 31 136 293 0.464 40 67 0.597 158 5.1 99 45 312 10.1
Washington, M 31 130 352 0.369 40 60 0.667 100 3.2 68 70 300 9.7
Walton, L 31 119 282 0.422 54 69 0.783 79 2.5 82 138 292 9.4
Campbell, R 31 55 123 0.447 17 30 0.567 69 2.2 64 21 127 4.1
Daniels, E 31 44 97 0.454 16 20 0.800 36 1.2 39 43 104 3.4
Homan, J 31 37 97 0.381 17 21 0.810 65 2.1 38 11 91 2.9
Delsman, D 30 27 82 0.329 20 28 0.714 25 0.8 32 53 74 2.5
Brennan, B 11 2 4 0.500 7 8 0.875 2 0.2 2 1 11 1.0
Bryant, J 15 2 7 0.286 4 6 0.667 10 0.7 6 3 8 0.5
Johnson, G 7 1 6 0.167 0 1 0.000 5 0.7 2 0 2 0.3

Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Result
D 1Saint John's (MN)W 91-45
D 3PortlandW 83-46
D 5at TennesseeW 67-56 OT
D 8IowaW 86-70
D 15MinnesotaW 68-50
D 18at NorthwesternW 77-63
D 21Xavier (OH)W 68-55
D 28#12 ArizonaW 76-62Milwauke Classic
D 29UW-MadisonW 49-48 OTMilwaukee Classic
J 2at Xavier (OH)W 73-53
J 5at South CarolinaL 58-60
J 8San Diego StateW 90-66
J 12DePaulW 63-59
J 15ButlerW 73-54
J 19FordhamW 90-74
J 22#10 Cal State-Long BeachW 54-52
J 26at Loyola (IL)W 71-54
J 29at #3 Notre DameL 63-69
F 2at DePaulW 70-57
F 5UW-MadisonW 59-58
F 9CreightonL 69-75
F 16Loyola (IL)W 69-43
F 21at ManhattanW 73-59
F 23at DetroitW 61-53
F 27at ToledoW 61-58
M 2at CincinnatiL 77-92
M 9vs OhioW 85-59NCAA Tournament (Terre Haute, IN)
M 14vs #6 VanderbiltW 85-69NCAA Sweet 16 (Tuscaloosa, AL)
M 16vs #12 MichiganW 72-20NCAA Elite 8 (Tuscaloosa, AL)
M 23vs #6 KansasW 64-51NCAA Final 4 (Greensboro, NC)
M 25vs #1 North Carolina StateL 64-76NCAA Championship (Greensboro, NC)

Championship Quotes

Al McGuire
(On technical fouls) “I would say tht I lost the game there. I would say that I gave them two five-point plays and that was it. I had a bad day. I have no complaint with the way we played. We played just about as well as we could, but I didn't have a good coaching game. Officials never win or lose a game for anyone. North Carolina State is a better ball club than Marquette University. I think North Carolina State is a super ball club. We gave them an alley fight for a while. But they have no weak spots, plus that little guy can really run the show. They've got an aircraft carrier in (Tom) Burleson, a battleship in (David) Thompson and destroyers all over the place.”

Marcus Washington
“This night, in this tournament, North Carolina State was the best. I think we could have played better, but they are the best. We stopped playing defense. I don't think we pressed as well as we should have. We weren't playing well right off the bat. I think we were a little tight. This is all new to us.”

Maurice (Bo) Ellis
“We'll be back. Not here, but somewhere else in a championship game. This was the wrong place and the wrong time, but we'll be back.”

Maurice Lucas
“The technicals? We never got back on our feet after that. That first one was five points. That got them back in the game and gave them their momentum. Mad at him? How can I be made at him? He's the coach, and he's the coach of the year. They are a good ball club, you know. They've only lost once in the last two years.”


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