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Plugged-in: A week of record-breaking performances

Plugged-in is your one-stop shop for all things Marquette Athletics from the past seven days. Look for Plugged-in every Monday morning.


Men’s Basketball’s Kam Jones Scores Career-High Twice, Tyler Kolek Breaks Single-Game Assist Record

Junior guard Kam Jones finished No. 7 Marquette’s (21-6, 12-4 Big East) 2-0 week with two 34-point performances.

  • The Golden Eagles beat DePaul 105-71 Wednesday at Fiserv Forum thanks in-part to Jones’ points, but largely due to Tyler Kolek’s record-breaking 18 assists.

“I’m just grateful. I mean, it’s been a long journey in basketball, and everything I’ve been through leading up to this point has brought me here,” Kolek said after the game. “I’m looking to keep it going.”

  • Marquette then beat Xavier 88-64 Sunday — on Jones’ 22nd birthday — in his second career-high scoring game of the week.

“He (Smart) brought up last year’s game and he was like, ‘Last year we was up 24 at halftime, we won by 11.’ Then he pointed at me and was like ‘You had 22 points at halftime and didn’t p— a drop in the second half,’” Jones said.

Bobby O’Grady Becomes Men’s Lacrosse All-Time Leading Scorer

Junior attacker Bobby O’Grady now sits atop the Marquette leaderboards with 103 career goals.

  • O’Grady scored two goals in the Golden Eagles (3-2) 20-12 loss to No. 12 Michigan in the third annual South Florida Shootout.
  • His record-breaking goal came at the very end of the second quarter.

Women’s Basketball Building Momentum, Kenzie Hare Sets Sophomore 3-Point Record

Marquette (21-6, 10-6 Big East) is on a three-game win streak and heading in the right direction as the season nears March.

  • The Golden Eagles rallied to defeat the Seton Hall Pirates 68-62 Tuesday at the Al McGuire Center. In the win, Kenzie Hare broke the program record for 3-pointers made by a sophomore (76).

“Kenzie is just a warrior, she continues to fight,” Marquette head coach Megan Duffy said afterward. “What she’s doing consistently to help out is tremendous.”

  • Saturday, Marquette traveled to Xavier and walked out of the Cintas Center with a comfortable 86-60 win over the Musketeers.
  • For the first time this season, all five of the Golden Eagles’ starters finished with double digit points.

Women’s Lacrosse Still Winless on the Road

Marquette (1-3) dropped both of its road games in an 0-2 week.

Happening This Week:

  • Women’s basketball vs. St. John’s Tuesday 7:30 p.m. CST at the Al McGuire Center. Follow @SophiaWoodsMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.
  • Women’s lacrosse at Detroit Mercy Wednesday 12 p.m. CST at Titan Field. Follow @BenHansonMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.
  • Men’s basketball vs. Providence Wednesday 6 p.m. CST at Fiserv Forum. Follow @JackAlbrightMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.
  • Men’s lacrosse vs Utah Saturday 12 p.m. CST at Valley Fields. Follow @MatthewBaltzMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.
  • Men’s basketball at No. 15 Creighton Saturday 1:30 p.m. CST at CHI Health Center. Follow @KaylynnWrightMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.
  • Women’s basketball at Butler Saturday 2 p.m. CST at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Follow @RaquelRuizMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.
  • Women’s lacrosse at Niagara Sunday 11 a.m. CST at Niagara Field. Follow @SofieHanrahanMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.

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.
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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