Marquette’s Howard drops 51, joins elite group

Marquette guard Markus Howard joined elite firm Friday, scoring 51 factors in a victory over USC within the Orlando Invitational to turn into solely the third main convention participant to file a 50-point sport in three consecutive seasons. The opposite two: sharpshooters Wayman Tisdale (Oklahoma, 1982-85) and Pete Maravich (LSU, 1967-70).

Howard is the one Division I participant prior to now 20 seasons with a number of 50-point video games.


He turned solely the fourth participant in main convention historical past with 40 factors on consecutive days. He joins Maravich, Johnny Neumann (Ole Miss) and Bob Pettit (LSU).

Howard set a match file for the second consecutive sport after a 40-point efficiency in a 73-63 victory over Davidson within the first spherical on Thursday in Florida. The earlier mark was 38, set by Marquette’s Matt Carlino in opposition to Georgia Tech in 2014.


Markus Howard is defended by USC’s Isaiah Mobley (15) and Onyeka Okongwu (21) as he goes in for a layup. Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire/Getty Photographs

This was Howard’s first 50-point effort in a sport that did not go into extra time. He performed solely 32 minutes, the fewest in a 50-point sport by a serious convention participant prior to now 25 seasons. Howard scored No. 50 with 5:36 left when he made a free throw following a layup to finish a Three-point play.

Marquette (5-1) superior to the Orlando Invitational championship sport with the victory. The Golden Eagles will meet No. 5 Maryland on Sunday.