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1997-98

Coach: Mike Deane
Captain: Abel Joseph
Leading Scorer: Aaron Hutchins (15.2 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Jarrod Lovette (6.9 rpg)

The departure of Anthony Pieper and Chris Crawford manifested itself in Marquette's lack of consistency from long range this year. The 1997-98 squad shot the lowest percentage from three-point range (30.8%) in school history. Marquette's overtime victory against 21st-ranked Cincinnati was their only top-25 opponent of the season. This season marked the fewest top-25 opponents on a Marquette schedule in ten years.

Schedule

DATE OPPONENT RESULT RECORD Note
11/14/1997 at UW-Madison W 65-60 1-0
11/21/1997 Notre DameW 72-48 2-0
12/5/1997 Montana State W 84-60 3-0 First Bank Classic
12/6/1997 Saint Bonaventure W 68-61 4-0 First Bank Classic
12/14/1997 UW-Milwaukee W 69-56 5-0
12/21/1997 DaytonW 86-68 6-0
12/23/1997 UCFW 85-58 7-0
12/28/1997 at Illinois Chicago W 73-67 8-0
12/31/1997 Saint Peters W 71-55 9-0
1/3/1998 at Louisville W 71-70 10-0 (1-0)
1/7/1998 UABL 52-65 10-1 (1-1)
1/11/1998 at CincinnatiL 51-68 10-2 (1-2)
1/13/1998 at UNC Charlotte L 53-66 10-3 (1-3)
1/17/1998 Boston College W 54-64 10-4
1/19/1998 DePaulW 58-49 11-4 (2-3)
1/22/1998 #21 Cincinnati W 66-63 (OT) 12-4 (3-3)
1/24/1998 Saint LouisL 62-71 12-5 (3-4)
1/29/1998 at Southern Mississippi W 46-43 13-5 (4-4)
1/22/1998 #21 Cincinnati W 66-63 (OT) 12-4 (3-3)
2/1/1998 at Tulane W 66-40 14-5 (5-4)
2/7/1998 at DePaulW 73-51 15-5 (6-4)
2/12/1998 UNC Charlotte L 56-58 15-6 (6-5)
2/14/1998 Houston W 70-52 16-6 (7-5)
2/19/1998 LouisvilleW 57-52 17-6 (8-5)
2/22/1998 at South Florida L 53-57 17-7 (8-6)
2/25/1998 at Saint Louis L 65-67 17-8 (8-7)
2/28/1998 Memphis State L 65-77 17-9 (8-8)
3/4/1998 DePaulW 52-50 18-9 Conference USA Championship (Cincinnati, OH)
3/5/1998 UNC CharlotteL 55-63 18-10 Conference USA Championship (Cincinnati, OH)
3/11/1998 CreightonW 80-68 19-10 National Invitational Tournament (Milwaukee)
3/16/1998 Auburn W 75-60 (OT) 20-10 National Invitational Tournament (Milwaukee)
3/18/1998 at MinnesotaL 71-73 20-11 National Invitational Tournament (Minneapolis, MN)

Roster

Name Position Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown High School
#21-Mike Bargen Guard/Forward 6-7 215 Jr. Lincoln, NE East
#55-Greg Clausen Center 6-11 255 Fr. Dixon, IL Dixon
#4-John Cliff Guard 6-2 210 So. Decatur, IL MacArthur
#12-Aaron Hutchins Guard 5-10 175 Sr. Lima, OH Central Catholic
#20-Abel Joseph Forward 6-9 235 Sr. Montreal, Quebec Dawson
#45-Jarrod Lovette Forward 6-10 245 Jr. Blair, WI Blair-Taylor
#32-Bart Miller Guard/Forward 6-5 200 So. Brandenburg, KY Meade County
#23-DeMarcus Minor Guard 6-5 200 Fr. Garland, TX Lakeview Centennial
#35-John Mueller Center 6-11 240 Fr. Cedarburg, WI Marquette
#42-John Polonowski Forward 6-8 235 So. Rockford, MI Rockford
#34-Richard Shaw Forward/Center 6-11 240 Sr. LaSalle, Ontario Sandwich Secondary
#22-Brian Wardle Guard 6-5 205 Fr. Hinsdale, IL Central
#10-Marcus West Guard 5-10 185 Sr. Racine, WI St. Catherine's

Staff

Name Position Yr.
Mike Deane Head Coach 4th
Dan Theiss Associate Head Coach 9th
Maurice (Bo) Ellis Assistant Coach 10th
Brian Bidlingmyer Assistant Coach 1st
Sean Rivers Administrative Assistant 2nd
David Leigh Athletic Trainer 14th

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