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Wesley Matthews scored 24 points Tuesday in 11th-ranked Marquette's 79-67 victory over Seton Hall. The Golden Eagles (22-4, 11-2 Big East), who improved to 16-0 at home this season, also got 14 points from Lazar Hayward and 13 each from Dominic James and Jerel McNeal. Marquette made just 3-for-17 from 3-point range but made 24 of 31 free throw tries. Jeremy Hazell led Seton Hall (14-11, 5-8) with 23 points.
Jere McNeal scored 26 points Tuesday, fueling eighth-ranked Marquette's 76-61 win over DePaul. Wesley Matthews shot 8-for-10 from the floor en route to a 20-point performance and Dominic James added 15 as Marquette (20-2, 9-0 Big East) ran its winning streak to 12 games.
Jerel McNeal and Wesley Matthews combined for 41 points Saturday, carrying 10th-ranked Marquette to a 79-70 Big East victory against DePaul. It was Marquette's ninth win in a row and DePaul's seventh straight loss. McNeal scored 21, and his two free throws gave Marquette its biggest lead at 51-36 with18:10 left in the contest.
Jerel McNeal scored 26 points for No. 15 Marquette, which broke open a close game late in the second half Saturday and finished off No.
Wesley Mathews made six of the 13 free throws Marquette hit in the final 2:38 Thursday, allowing the No. 25 Golden Eagles to fight off No. 13 Villanova 79-72. It was the first Big East Conference game of the season for both teams. The Golden Eagles missed just one of their 14 shots down the stretch.
Dominic James sank a three-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining Monday to give No. 25 Marquette a 68-65 win over North Carolina State. Jerel McNeal led the scoring for the Marquette Golden Eagles (10-2) with 20 points.
Lazar Hayward had 19 points and 18 rebounds Saturday to lead 24th-ranked Marquette to a 69-50 victory over Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Jerel McNeal had 16 points and Wesley Matthews added 13 with nine rebounds for the Golden Eagles (8-1), who have won three in a row. David Carson scored 17 points for the Mastodons (4-6), who have lost four of five.
Rob Lowery scored 21 points Saturday in Dayton's 89-75 win over No. 15 Marquette in the finale of the Chicago Invitational Challenge. Chris Wright added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Flyers (6-0).
Wesley Matthews led the way with 17 points Friday and No.
Lazar Hayward had 25 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to lead 17th-ranked Marquette to a 100-80 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Wesley Matthews also had 25 points and added seven rebounds for the Golden Eagles (3-0), who are averaging 100.3 points in their first three games.
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