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Men’s basketball moves up to No. 3 in AP Poll

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No. 3 Marquette men’s basketball celebrates a 3-pointer from walk-on Cameron Brown in its 95-65 win over Rider.

Marquette men’s basketball was voted the No. 3 team in the country in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll, which was announced Monday.

Here is what you need to know:

  • The Golden Eagles started the season at No. 5, then moved up to No. 4 and now sit at No. 3.
  • Marquette received 1,418 votes.
  • The last time the Golden Eagles were the No. 3 team in the country was March 6, 1978. The highest Marquette has ever been was Feb. 20, 1978, when the Golden Eagles were No. 1.

How they got here

Marquette was the No. 4 team in the country for two straight weeks, but then the Golden Eagles played in a loaded Maui Invitational.

In Maui, Marquette beat UCLA 71-69 Monday night behind a second-half comeback and 19 points from junior forward David Joplin.

Tuesday, the Golden Eagles faced then-No. 1 Kansas and beat them handily 73-59. Marquette’s lead was so large that Kansas head coach Bill Self took his three best players — Hunter Dickinson, Dajuan Harris Jr. and Kevin McCullar Jr. — off the court with over two minutes remaining. It was Marquette’s third-ever win over the No. 1 ranked team in the country.

In the championship, the Golden Eagles faced then-No. 2 — and now No. 1 — Purdue, but fell to the Boilermakers 78-75.

Marquette hosts Southern Tuesday at 8 p.m. CST before playing Wisconsin, No. 16 Texas and Notre Dame all in a row.

This article was written by Jack Albright. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter/X @JackAlbrightMU.

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Jack Albright, Executive Sports Editor
Jack Albright is a sophomore from Charlton, Massachusetts studying journalism. He is the Executive Sports Editor of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-24 school year. In his free time, Jack likes to hang out with friends and watch Formula 1. He is excited to write fun stories about all things Marquette athletics and oversee new types of digital content.
Katie Craig, Staff Photographer
Katie is a Staff Photographer at the Wire. She is a first-year from Lakeville, MN studying digital media and minoring in advertising. In her free time, Katie enjoys photography and hanging out with her friends. This year Katie is looking forward to getting to know more people and improving her photography skills.

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