A balanced attack that saw four Golden Eagles turn in double-digit performances keyed Marquette's 81-67 win over Central Michigan last night at the Bradley Center. With the win Marquette moves to 6-1 on the season, and now turns its attention to Saturday's battle with the Wisconsin-Madison Badgers.
Wesley Matthews paced Marquette with 18 points, followed by Dominic James with 15. Jerel McNeal and Lazar Hayward each dropped in 14 points. Marquette led by nine at the break, despite a sloppy first 20 minutes. The Golden Eagles gradually extended the lead in the second half, holding the Chippewas to 40% shooting on the night despite surrendering 18 offensive rebounds to CMU.
- Todd Rosiak recaps the win with a focus on MU's ability to make more free throws than its opponents attempt. Last night, MU was 31-38 from the line. How very Duke-like.
- Marquette Hoops' student writers filed this post-game report.
- Colin Fly from the AP recaps the game here.
- Post-game thoughts on MUScoop.
Burke's Follow-up Slam:
Alley-oop to DJ:
Rob Frozena's Big Minute of Fame: