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Friday, March 18, 2011

MU grabs 35th NCAA Tournament win

Marquette defeated Xavier tonight, 66-55 to capture their 35th win all-time in the NCAA tournament and will advance to play Syracuse or Indiana State on Sunday.

The win makes Marquette 35-29 in NCAA Tournament games, tied now for 21st all-time in NCAA tournament wins.

Buzz Williams and staff had a fantastic defensive game plan which the Warriors executed to a tee in defeating Xavier. The Warriors kept XU's top scorers off balance all night and kept the Ohio crowd from any thoughts of backing the Musketeers.

Offensively, MU shot over 53% for the game and nearly 42% from beyond the arc. The Warriors will have to cleanup their turnovers for their game on Sunday...an ugly 15 turnovers would likely spell disaster in the 3rd round.

Here is the Box Score
Beyond The Arc on how the Big East's 11th best team topped the A-10's best
Todd Rosiak blogs on the big MU victory tonight
GoXavier.com on the Muskies' season-ending defeat

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