January 7, 2009
COL BKB: Marquette 81, Rutgers 76
Lazar Hayward and Jerel McNeal combined to make eight free throws in the final 34 seconds Wednesday, lifting No. 15 Marquette past Rutgers 81-76.
Wesley Matthews made all 10 field goal attempts to lead the Golden Eagles with 23 points. Marquette (14-2, 3-0 Big East) won its sixth straight game.
The Scarlet Knights (9-7, 0-3) lost their fourth straight game, all to ranked opponents. Rosario scored 22 points and Corey Chandler had 19.