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Men’s basketball voted No. 7 team in the country

Photo by Forster Goodrich
Senior guard Tyler Kolek was named this week’s Big East Player of the Week.

Marquette men’s basketball was voted the No. 7 team in the country in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Golden Eagles jumped one spot after being No. 8 last week.
  • Marquette received 1,221 votes.

How they got here

Marquette fell to No. 8 after its 75-64 loss to Wisconsin Saturday, Dec. 2, but had two high-profile home games right after to bounce back.

The Golden Eagles handily beat the then-No. 12 — and now No. 19 — Texas Longhorns 86-65 Wednesday night after senior guard Tyler Kolek — who was named this week’s Big East Player of the Week — put up 28 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Saturday, Marquette routed Notre Dame 78-59 after starting the game up 17-0 and earning 10 straight defensive stops before the Fighting Irish scored their first points.

The Golden Eagles now face St. Thomas Thursday in their final non-conference game before traveling to Providence to play the Friars Tuesday, Dec. 19.

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
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.
Forster Goodrich
Forster Goodrich, Staff Photographer
Forster Goodrich is a sophomore from Lyme, New Hampshire studying digital media. Forster works on the photography desk as a Staff Photographer. Outside of the Wire, he is on the club waterski team, and enjoys everything outdoors. He is looking forward to the upcoming basketball season and getting to photograph games at Fiserv Forum.

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