Marquette’s Howard drops 51, joins first class gathering
Marquette protect Markus Howard joined first class organization Friday, scoring 51 focuses in a triumph over USC in the Orlando Invitational to turn out to be just the third significant gathering player to record a 50- point game in three back to back seasons. The other two: sharpshooters Wayman Tisdale (Oklahoma, 1982- 85) and Pete Maravich (LSU, 1967- 70).Howard is the main Division I player previously 20 seasons with various 50- point games.He turned out to be just the fourth player in significant meeting history with 40 focuses on successive days. He joins Maravich, Johnny Neumann (Ole Miss) and Bob Pettit (LSU).YearPlayerFoes2019- 20Markus HowardDavidson, USC1970- 71Johnny NeumannHC, Marshall1968- 69Pete MaravichWyo., Okla. St1967- 68Pete MaravichWisc., FSU1953- 54Bob PettitGeorgia x2- – ESPN Stats and Information”We’re playing for something greater,” Howard said about his individual achievement following the Golden Eagles’ 101- 79 triumph. “I said not to lose center around what we came here to do. We came here to attempt to win a title and that is all we came here to do.”Howard set a competition precedent for the second successive game after a 40- point execution in a 73- 63 triumph over Davidson in the first round on Thursday in Florida. The past imprint was 38, set by Marquette’s Matt Carlino against Georgia Tech in 2014.”Just another amazing presentation,” Marquette mentor Steve Wojciechowski said. “It’s the best we’ve played upsettingly. Clearly, when you have a person score 50, the offense is going to look better. In any case, even without the 50 focuses, there was a beat and stream to our offense.”Markus Howard is shielded by USC’s Isaiah Mobley (15) and Onyeka Okongwu (21) as he goes in for a layup. Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire/Getty ImagesThis was Howard’s first 50- point exertion in a game that turned out poorly extra time. He played just 32 minutes, the least in a 50- point game by a significant meeting player previously 25 seasons. Howard scored No. 50 with 5:36 left when he made a free toss following a layup to finish a 3-point play.Marquette (5-1) progressed to the Orlando Invitational title game with the triumph. The Golden Eagles will meet No. 5 Maryland on Sunday.The Associated Press added to this report.