"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

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Wintrhop Eagles (2-0) soar over Marquette (1-1) 71-64

Just one day after an impressive rebounding performance over Rice, Marquette forgot how to do so against Winthrop. Marquette dropped a 71-64 decision largely on second chance points after the Golden Eagles gave up 22 offensive rebounds to their brethren from Rock Hill. Thats on top of 17 defensive boards, resulting in a 39-21 overall mismatch.

Winthrop took full advantage of those second chance opportunities at the 3 point line, going 11-27. While MU held Wintrhop shooting to 35% overall, 33 points off treys and another 20 from the free throw line was too much to overcome.

After taking an early 8-4 lead, Wintrhop raced ahead and led by six to eight points for most of the first half. MU closed it to 4 with a McNeal three at the halftime buzzer, but Winthrop quickly built the lead back to a 10 to 13 point range, where it stayed most of the second half. MU made an attempt to comeback, coming as close as 4 points with the ball in the final two minutes.

MU regroups for the trip to Anchorage for the Great Alaska Shootout for a late Wednesday/early Thursday game against Eastern Washington.

MU's official page had this report.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel filed this screed.

The coverage was positive in Rock Hill, SC.

The Richmond IN Palladian-Iten's report is here.

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