Marquette Golden Eagles depart for Sweet 16 Tuesday afternoon

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Marquette University's men's basketball team departs for Washington, D.C. and the Sweet 16 on Tuesday afternoon, March 26th.

Members of the Marquette campus community will send off the team in grand fashion outside of the Al McGuire Center, 770 N. 12th Street, at 3:30 p.m. , Tuesday, March 26th. The Marquette band, cheerleaders and Golden Eagle mascot will be at the event.

The Golden Eagles earned the school's third consecutive Sweet 16 bid after defeating the Butler Bulldogs Saturday, March 23rd. Marquette will match up against the No. 2-seeded Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, March 28th at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

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