MILWAUKEE -- Senior guard Markus Howard hit 5 of 7 3-pointers and set Marquette's all-time record for career treys as the Golden Eagles routed Central Arkansas 106-54 on Saturday in their final nonconference game of the season.
Howard's career 358 3-pointers surpasses the 354 made by Steve Novak (2002-06). Howard opened the game with back-to-back 3-pointers and scored 25 of his 30 points in 13 minutes of first-half play as the Golden Eagles took a 57-24 halftime lead.
Marquette's 106 points is a season high and it's the second time this season the Golden Eagles have reached the century mark.
Theo John scored 12 points for Marquette (10-2), which made 13 of 26 3-pointers, never trailed and led by as many as 53, a season high. Sacar Anim and Ed Morrow scored 11 points apiece and Brendan Bailey added a career-high 12 rebounds.
Marquette opens Big East Conference play against Creighton on the road on Wednesday. Central Arkansas opens Southland Conference play against Houston Baptist on the road on Thursday.
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