The Marquette Golden Eagles’ trophy case just got a bit more cluttered.
Two days removed from clinching a share of the program’s first-ever Big East regular season title, MU’s Junior Cadougan and Davante Gardner were recognized by the league on Monday for their individual contributions during the 2012-13 campaign.
Cadougan, a 6’1”, 205-pound senior from Toronto, Ontario, was the recipient of the Big East Sportsmanship Award.
Putting forth per game averages of 8.6 points (a career best and fourth on the MU roster), 2.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals and team-leading 4.2 assists, Cadougan was one of two players to start in each of the Golden Eagles’ 30 contests this season.
For his career, Cadougan has accumulated averages of 4.8 points, 3.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 41.6 percent from the field over the past three years.
Gardner, meanwhile, was tabbed by the league’s coaches as the Big East Sixth Man of the Year.
Anchoring a second unit which, entering their regular-season finale against St. John’s on Saturday, encompassed the third-most prolific bench scoring wise in the nation, the 6’8”, 290-pound junior averaged 11.5 points (second on the club) and a team-best 4.8 rebounds this season, in addition to boasting a team-leading 84.8 percent from the charity stripe.
Gardner, one of five MU players to average at least 20 minutes (21.3) of court time per outing, net a career-best 26 points against Syracuse on Feb. 25 and is averaging 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds on 66.7 percent shooting over Marquette’s past 10 outings.