The Marquette Golden Eagles (formerly known as the Marquette Warriors, Blue and Gold, Hilltoppers, and Golden Avalanche (football only)) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Marquette University.
Marquette's athletic teams participate at the NCAA Division I level and are members of the Big East Conference. The men's basketball team are the 1976-7 NCAA National Champions, 1974 NCAA Finalist, 1970 National Invitational Tournament Champions, and 2003 Final Four participants.
Marquette Basketball is 9th in the NCAA for postseason appearances all-time (40), including 26 NCAA Tournament appearances (17th all time). The Warriors, coached by Al McGuire, won the 1977 NCAA Tournament and were runners-up in 1974. Maurice "Bo" Ellis was a member of each of those teams, and remains the only Marquette player to appear in two Final Fours.
In 2003 Marquette, coached by Tom Crean and led by Dwyane Wade, Robert Jackson, Steve Novak, and Travis Diener, defeated top-ranked Kentucky to reach the Final Four. In that game, Wade became one of only four players in NCAA Men's Tournament history to record a triple-double. Wade was named an AP All-American two years in a row and won Conference USA Player...