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1976-1977 Marquette Men's Basketball

mu76-77_cover_w.jpg Record: 25-7
NCAA Tournament: 5-0
Coach: Al McGuire
Captain: Maurice (Bo) Ellis
Leading Scorer: Butch Lee (19.6 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Maurice (Bo) Ellis (8.3 rpg)

Marquette finished the season ranked 14th in the final UPI poll and 7th in the final AP poll. They also tied a Marquette record set two years ago for team free throw percentage (77.8%). The Warriors also ranked second nationally in scoring defense, allowing 59.4 points per game.

The Picture

1977 Championship team posed around a 1934 Packard Convertible
Marquette 1977 championship team is posed around a 1934 Packard Convertible taken at the Brooks Stevens museum which was on North Port Washington Road just north of County Line Road in Mequeon, WI. Brooks Stevens was an industrial designer who designed many forward looking appliances, etc and had a large classic car collection.

Roster

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Name Class Height Position
Craig Butrym Sr 7-0 C
Maurice (Bo) Ellis Sr 6-9 F
Bill Neary Sr 6-5 F
Jim Boylan Jr 6-2 G
Butch Lee Jr 6-1 G
Ulice Payne Jr 6-6 F
Gary Rosenberger Jr 6-0 G
Jerome Whitehead Jr 6-10 C
Jim Dudley So 6-6 F
Bernard Toone So 6-9 F
Robert Byrd Fr 6-6 F
Mark Lavin Fr 6-0 G

1976-1977 Season Statistics

name G MIN FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% REB RPG AST PF PTS PPG
Butch Lee 32 1193 239 501 .477 150 172 .872 121 3.8 104 72 628 19.6
Maurice (Bo) Ellis 32 1207 192 379 .507 115 153 .752 266 8.3 56 97 499 15.6
Jerome Whitehead 32 1022 150 290 .517 36 62 .581 262 8.2 37 85 336 10.5
Gary Rosenberger 32 582 97 206 .471 38 50 .760 44 1.4 48 45 232 7.3
Jim Boylan 32 843 89 195 .456 47 51 .922 88 2.8 114 69 225 7.0
Bernard Toone 32 438 57 139 .410 27 38 .711 69 2.2 9 61 141 4.4
Ulice Payne 21 328 40 82 .488 14 15 .933 55 2.6 22 28 94 4.5
Bill Neary 32 668 22 67 .328 10 13 .769 88 2.8 34 77 54 1.7
Jim Dudley 17 95 10 24 .417 6 10 .600 29 1.7 5 18 26 1.5
Robert Byrd 12 42 4 14 .286 1 4 .250 8 0.7 2 4 9 0.8
Craig Butrym 13 39 3 13 .333 1 3 .333 15 1.2 1 2 7 0.5
Mark Lavin 9 18 2 6 .333 1 2 .500 4 0.4 0 0 5 0.6
TOTALS 32 6475 905 1916 .472 446 573 .778 1170 36.6 432 558 2256 70.5

Season Result

Date Opponent Score RecordNotes
12/1/1976 Saint Leo W, 80-39 1-0
12/6/1976 Western Michigan W, 78-53 2-0
12/8/1976 at Florida W, 64-61 3-0
12/11/1976 Penn State W, 79-49 4-0
12/18/1976 #17 Louisville L, 75-78 4-1 Overtime
12/21/1976 #20 Minnesota L, 59-66 4-2
12/27/1976 #11 Clemson W, 67-49 5-2 Milwaukee Classic
12/28/1976 UW-Madison W, 64-57 6-2 Milwaukee Classic
12/31/1976 at Northwestern W, 66-53 7-2
1/3/1977 Georgia Tech W, 63-45 8-2
1/8/1977 South Carolina W, 65-54 9-2
1/11/1977 at Air Force W, 74-56 10-2
1/16/1977 #19 Notre Dame W, 78-69 11-2
1/18/1977 at Drake W, 62-60 12-2
1/22/1977 Xavier (OH) W, 85-43 13-2
1/29/1977 at DePaul W, 85-64 14-2
2/6/1977 at #12 Cincinnati L, 62-63 14-3
2/9/1977 Loyola (IL) W, 81-71 15-3
2/12/1977 Manhattan W, 86-60 16-3
2/14/1977 DePaul L, 72-77(OT) 16-4
2/16/1977 #15 Detroit L, 63-64 16-5
2/19/1977 Wichita State L, 75-64 16-6
2/21/1977 at UW-Madison W, 73-58 17-6
2/26/1977 at Virginia Tech W, 75-70 18-6
2/28/1977 at Tulane W, 63-44 19-6
3/5/1977 at Creighton W, 72-60 20-6
3/6/1977 at #3 Michigan L, 68-69 20-7
vs #11 CincinnatiW, 66-51 21-7 NCAA Tournament (Omaha, NE)
vs Kansas StateW, 67- 66 22-7 NCAA Tournament (Oklahoma City, OK)
3/19/1977 vs #9 Wake ForestW, 82-68 23-7 NCAA Tournament (Oklahoma City, OK)
vs #17 UNC-CharlotteW, 51-49 24-7 NCAA Tournament (Atlanta, GA)
3/28/1977 vs #5 North CarolinaW, 67-59 25-7 NCAA Tournament (Atlanta, GA)

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