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A few notes on tonight’s Marquette-Southeastern Louisiana match up

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Sophomore forward Juan Anderson will look to build on his nine point, nine rebound performance Sunday when Marquette hosts Southeastern Louisiana this evening. Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.

Marquette hosts Southeastern Louisiana Tuesday night at 8 pm. The Lions, a member of the Southland Conference, lost their season opener at Wisconsin, 87-47, Sunday afternoon.

Providence transfer Dre Evans led Southeastern Louisiana with 13 points, which shot just 35.7 percent against the Badgers.

Here are a few nuggets of information on tonight’s matchup:

  • This will be the first meeting between the two teams. Marquette is 10-1 all-time against teams currently in the Southland Conference, most recently defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2010.
  • Marquette won its 12th straight season opening game on Sunday, defeating Colgate 84-63. The Golden Eagles are now 81-15 in their first game of a campaign.
  • Southeastern Louisiana assistant coach Alex Hausladen is a Milwaukee native and graduated from Marquette High School.
  • The Lions were picked to finish sixth out of 10 teams in the conference by the coaches and seventh in the sports information directors’ poll.
  • During coach Jim Yarbrough’s first seven seasons at the helm, the Lions have produced more winning seasons (7) than any other Louisiana school.
  • This is just the second-ever meeting for Southeastern Louisiana against a Big East team. The Lions played Pittsburgh in 2002.

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