Marquette defeated Rutgers 67 to 47 to stay in second place in the Big East. MU led only by 6 at the 14 minute mark but blew the Scarlet Knights away down the stretch to move to 8-2 in the league and 21-4 overall. Eight wins in a row in the Big East -- people are taking notice......Lundardi had MU as a projected #2 seed before last night's win.
Back to the game.
MU used a balanced attack to run away and hide tonight -- five Golden Eagles finished in double figures. Ousmane Barro led the way with another double-double, eleven points and eleven rebounds. MU manhandled the Scarlet Knights on the glass, outrebounding RU by eleven and hauling in 14 offensive rebounds. Barro now has five double-doubles on the season.......fantastic! MU's bench continued to impress. David Cubillan keyed MU's decisive run by scoring all ten of his points in the second half.
Next up for Marquette is a tough road contest at Georgetown this weekend. The Hoyas defeatd Louisville last night at Freedom Hall, 73-65.
Marquette Hoops' Andrew Sharos reports on MU's 8th win in a row.
Todd Rosiak on MU's 'shot in the arm'
The Palladium-Item via the AP on MU's win despite an off-night from DJ.
The Star-Ledger on how MU pounded RU.
The final box score.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007