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1980-81

Record: (20-11)
Postseason: National Invitation Tournament
Coach: Hank Raymonds
Captain: Michael Wilson
Leading Scorer: Oliver Lee (17.7 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Oliver Lee (6.5 rpg)

Marquette made a school-record 953 field goals this year on an amazing 51% shooting from the floor.

Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Result
D 1 Charleston W 106-58
D 6 Stanford W 69-58
D 13 Illinois L 68-69
D 17 at Minnesota W 92-84
D 19 Cal State-Bakersfield W 95-60Milwaukee ClassicMarquette dished out a school-record 33 assists
D 20 Clemson W 68-67Milwaukee Classic
D 23 Western Michigan W 79-74 OT
D 27 vs Pan American L 70-71Rainbow Classic
D 29 vs Loyola Marymount W 91-80Rainbow Classic
D 30 vs Louisiana Tech W 80-66Rainbow Classic
J 7 Southern Mississippi L 72-84
J 10 #5 Notre Dame W 54-52
J 13 Memphis State W 86-67
J 15 at Creighton W 76-66
J 17 South Carolina L 89-91
J 24 at Dayton L 73-85
J 26 at Xavier (OH) W 78-59
J 29 at Cleveland State W 58-54
J 31 at #6 Wake Forest L 60-83
F 5 at Saint Bonaventure W 75-65
F 7 Detroit W 65-42
F 10 Xavier (OH) W 78-62
F 14 Louisville L 60-79
F 17 at UNC Charlotte L 58-61
F 21 at #3 DePaul L 71-78
F 24 Loyola (IL) W 63-62
F 26 Valparaiso W 73-58
M 1 Florida State L 78-81Sun Dome (Tampa, FL)Florida State made an opponent-record 37 free throws
M 4 Stetson W 91-58
M 10 at UW-Madison W 64-53
M 13 at Syracuse L 81-88National Invitational Tournament (Syracuse, NY)
  • On February 14th, the defending National Champion Louisville Cardinals were keyed to victory by Derek Smith's perfect shooting from the floor. Smith's 12-12 outing was a Marquette opponent record (20th in NCAA History). Almost two years to the day later, Smith's teammate, Lancaster Gordon would shoot 11-12 from the floor against Marquette.
  • Michael Wilson set a MU high-mark for steals in an NIT game with six against Syracuse. Unfortunately, Syracuse's Leo Rautins snagged four of his own and 'Cuse snatched a total of 13 steals, which are both records for a MU opponent in an NIT game. Syracuse's Tony Ervin attempted 16 foul shots, which tied Pete Maravich's mark for an MU NIT opponent and the Orange shot 62.5% from the floor as a team, in their win over Marquette on March 13th. That is also a record for a Marquette opponent in the NIT.

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