"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

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Warriors eviscerate Scarlet Knights

It took the Marquette Warriors less than eight minutes to erase the sting of consecutive losses as they raced to an early 18-point advantage over the hapless Rutgers Scarlet Knights, cruising to a decisive 82-59 victory.

Maurice Acker, the BIG EAST's most improved player, continues to impress. The senior keyed MU's early surge by scoring 12 of the team's first 23 points all on three-point bombs. Acker finished with 14 points and five assists.

Jimmy Butler and Darius Johnson-Odom led the team with 16 points each while Joseph Fulce scored 13 points off the bench. Lazar Hayward finished with a dozen and is now just the third player in MU history to notch 1600 points and 800 rebounds in his career.

As a team MU connected on 53% of its three-point attempts (9-17) but that was not the most impressive aspect of their offensive effort. Led by Johnson-Odom and Acker, Marquette consistently attacked the rim off the dribble leading to open looks from deep and a number of points in the paint by the crafty guards.

With the win Marquette moves to 12-8 on the season and 3-5 in conference play. The Warriors travel to Hartford on Saturday to take on UConn.

Media Recaps
Go Marquette.com official recap
Box Score
Rutgers loses 9th in a row
Journal-Sentinel recaps the win

Buzz Williams' post game press conference

**And by the way, Brad Galli was the best Campus Connection reporter we've seen on ESPN. Fine work, Brad. Check it out -- and follow Brad on Twitter here.


Unknown said...

Lets carry the momentum to Hartford. We're going to need a similar 3pt% to pull a win out @ UConn. I feel like we're do for a big W on the road.

Championships Matter said...

Nice to see Junior scored points. It's a really special kid who came back the way he has and I look forward to seeing his contribution grow exponentially with time.

Brian S. said...

here's a much better feed of the Brad Galli video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQqQBhgwi2o