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Majerus funeral at Marquette

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Hundreds gathered at Marquette University on Saturday to remember college basketball coach Rick Majerus.

The Wisconsin native died of heart failure last Saturday in a Los Angeles hospital, at age 64.

Majerus coached college basketball for 25 years, including a stint at Marquette where he started his career as an assistant. He also attended college at Marquette and the university's basketball team honored him with a moment of silence before Saturday night's game against the Wisconsin Badgers.

ESPN reported that Al Jensen, who played for Majerus at Utah and coached with him at Saint Louis University, recalled Majerus as a man who loved food as much as basketball and as a demanding coach and loyal friend.

Majerus was 517-216 over a 25-year career in which he had 15 seasons with at least 20 wins, plus two 30-win seasons.

He led Utah to the NCAA championship game in 1998.

The funeral was held at the Church of the Gesu at Marquette, the Jesuit school where Majerus began his coaching career as a student assistant to Al McGuire.

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