The Marquette Golden Eagles have been one of the more consistent college basketball programs in the country over the years as they have appeared in over 30 NCAA Tournaments. With their first tournament appearance in 1955, Marquette has reached the Big Dance in every decade including more than two Final Fours. The Golden Eagles reached the pinnacle in program history in 1977 when they defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels in the national championship. Overall, Marquette has won over 40 games in the NCAA Tournament, a number that will only increase in future years.
Marquette became nationally known in the 1970s under legendary head coach Al McGuire. McGuire guided the Golden Eagles to two Final Four appearances to go along with the program’s lone national championship in 1977 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. McGuire finished with over 290 wins as the head coach of Marquette and 10 appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
Marquette’s most successful tournament run occurred in 1977 when they defeated the Tar Heels in the national championship. The Golden Eagles were coached by hall of famer Al McGuire and led by Bo Ellis. Marquette had two narrow defeats on their way to the national championship and won the title game by 8 against the Tar Heels.
Marquette Golden Eagles Recent NCAA Tourament History
Marquette last played in the NCAA Tournament in 2013 when they entered the Big Dance as the number 3 seed after having a very successful regular season that saw them finish first in their conference. The Golden Eagles won their first 3 games advancing all the way to the Elite Eight when they matched up against the Syracuse Orange. Marquette was unable to muster up any offense as they could not crack 40 points and lost to Syracuse ending their season.