"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Saturday, December 20, 2008

MU blasts WCU, Otule and Fulce see first action of the season

The Marquette Golden Eagles topped Western Carolina last night 94-77 on the strength of a career-high 27 points from Lazar Hayward. Jerel McNeal contributed 19 points and Wesley Matthews added 18. The game was never in doubt as MU raced out to an 11-1 lead and cruised to a 53-27 halftime lead.

Nevertheless the night's most significant development was the season debut of both Chris Otule and Joseph Fulce. Otule played 11 minutes winding up with three points, all from the free throw line. Joseph Fulce also saw 11 minutes of action, chipping in a bucket and four boards. With less than two weeks to go before the conference opener, a healthy roster is a welcome development for the program. Talk about it on MUScoop.

Next up for Marquette -- a visit to North Carolina State on Monday night.

No comments: