UConn men at Marquette
WHEN: Tonight, 8
WHERE: Bradley Center, Milwaukee
RECORDS: Marquette 9-3, UConn 10-2
THE BUZZ IN MILWAUKEE: Well, there is no Buzz. Marquette coach Buzz Williams will serve a team-imposed one-game suspension due to a recruiting violation that the school reported this past summer. Williams declined to publicly name his replacement according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
MAYO RETURNS: Marquette’s Todd Mayo, the brother of Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo, was academically ineligible for the entire first semester, which caused him to miss the Golden Eagles’ first 10 games. He recently returned, giving Marquette another dynamic player in the backcourt.
NOLAN’S HOMECOMING: UConn freshman Phil Nolan is back in his hometown of Milwaukee. The 6-foot-9 forward expects plenty of familiar faces to come out for tonight’s Big East opener.
“I know I got tickets for 15 people, but a lot of friends and family ordered tickets already, so it’s going to be fun,” Nolan said.