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2009-02-17 22:12:00

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. Jordan Theodore added 15.

2009-02-03 23:28:11

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. The Golden Eagles shot 57.1 percent from the field. DePaul (8-15, 0-10) got a game-high 30 points from Will Walker but haven't won a game since Dec. 28 against Alcorn State. Marquette opened the game up early with 18-5 run...

2009-01-24 15:51:30

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. Matthews scored 20 with six rebounds and three assists. Lazar Hayward had 16 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. Dwight Burke had 10 points and seven rebounds, while...

2009-01-10 14:37:53

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. 22 West Virginia 75-53. The Golden Eagles (15-2, 4-0 Big East) trailed at halftime but went on a 13-2 run, started by a basket by McNeal with about 8 minutes remaining, and pulled away for the decisive win. Marquette forced 13 West Virginia turnovers. Dominic James contributed 17 points and Wesley Matthews 13 for the Eagles. The Mountaineers (11-4, 1-2) got...

2009-01-01 19:09:43

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. Marquette's final field goal came with 3:56 to play, that being a three-pointer by Jerel McNeal that gave the Golden Eagles a 66-58 advantage. McNeal led the way with 24 points, half of them...

2008-12-22 22:58:04

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. James added 18 points and Lazar Hayward had 16 points. The Wolfpack (7-2) were paced by Brandon Costner who had 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the loss.

2008-12-13 20:31:22

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. Deilvez Yearby led IPFW in rebounds with 11. Marquette reeled off the game's first eight points and stretched its lead to...

2008-11-29 23:08:09

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). Chris Johnson had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Wesley Matthews had 28 points and seven rebounds for the previously unbeaten Golden Eagles (5-1), who also had 19 points by Dominic James and 16 by Jerel McNeal.

2008-11-29 00:12:19

Wesley Matthews led the way with 17 points Friday and No. 15 Marquette easily rolled over Northern Iowa 73-43. Marquette (5-0) advanced in the Chicago Invitational Challenge and will meet Dayton in the next round Saturday. Lazar Hayward added 15 points and Jerel McNeal had 13 for the Golden Eagles, who went on a 20-0 run to take a 32-8 lead with 5 minutes to play in the first half. Kwadzo Ahelegbe had 11 points for Northern Iowa (3-2), which will take on Auburn in the next round. The schools...

2008-11-22 22:36:01

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. Jerel McNeal added 22 points and Dominic James 16 for Marquette. Tone Boyle led Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-2) with 23 points and Avery Smith added 22 for the Panthers.


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