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2009-03-22 19:30:45

Two free throws by Kim English Sunday helped Missouri forge an 83-79 second-round NCAA Tournament win over Marquette at Boise, Idaho. English scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half, when the Tigers, the third seed in the West Region, took a 46-35 lead into the locker room at the break. In the second stanza, Marquette took a 75-72 lead on Wesley Matthews' dunk with 3:33 left, setting the stage for English's heroics. Leo Lyons led Mizzou with 18 points and four rebounds. Matt Lawrence...

2009-03-20 15:15:28

Lazar Hayward's 26 points and eight rebounds Friday led Marquette past Utah State 58-57 in a first-round NCAA Tournament game in Boise, Idaho. Utah State rallied from a 26-18 halftime deficit with an 11-0 run putting the Aggies up 49-43. Three-pointers from Jared Quayle and Tyler Newbold capped the spurt and gave Utah State its first lead of the game. Marquette answered with 7 straight points and went back ahead 50-49. The game stayed close the rest of the way with Hayward putting the score...

2009-03-11 16:55:39

No. 21 Marquette scored the game's first eight points Wednesday on the way to a 74-45 rout of St. John's in the second round of the Big East Tournament. Later in the first half, the winners led, 31-8, after a 16-0 run and held a double-digit lead from that point. Wesley Matthews led the victory at New York's Madison Square Garden with 20 points, nine rebounds, and three assists. Lazar Hayward had 17 points and nine rebounds, while both Jerel McNeal and Jimmy Butler each scored 11 points for...

2009-03-01 14:51:19

Led by Terrence Williams' 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists Sunday, sixth-ranked Louisville beat No. 10 Marquette 62-58 in a key Big East battle. His two free throws gave Louisville an insurmountable 59-53 advantage with 1:19 left. Earlier, his assist on the first of two late 3-pointers by Andre McGee led to a 48-41 lead with 8:56 left. McGee scored a team-high 16 points, Samardo Samuels had 12 points and seven rebounds, while Earl Clark added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the...

2009-02-21 17:53:19

Wesley Matthews scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half Saturday, helping 11th-ranked Marquette to a 78-72 win over Georgetown. Jerel McNeal had 22 points with seven assists and six rebounds, and Lazar Hayward added a 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (23-4, 12-2 Big East), who won their third straight. Chris Wright led Georgetown with 17 points. Austin Freeman added 16, while Greg Monroe had 13 points and eight rebounds, and DaJuan Summers 12 points before he fouled out...

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.

2009-02-14 22:45:37

Jerel McNeal had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists Saturday night to lead 12th-ranked Marquette to a 73-59 win over St. John's. Lazar Hayward added 18 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles (21-4, 10-2 Big East), who had lost their previous two games. Dominic James had 14 points and six assists for Marquette. Paris Horne had a 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Red Storm (12-13, 3-10), who have lost four straight. D.J. Kennedy added nine points, 11 rebounds and...

2009-02-10 23:29:49

Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher combined to sink nine 3-pointers Tuesday for No. 13 Villanova, which downed No. 12 Marquette 102-84. Reynolds was the game's top scorer with 27 points, including 15 from 3-point range. Fisher hit four 3-pointers and totaled 21 points in Villanova's sixth straight win. Shane Clarke added 16 points and Dante Cunningham 15 for the Wildcats (20-4, 8-3 Big East). Jerel McNeal tallied 23 points and Lazar Hayward added 22 for the Golden Eagles (20-4, 9-2).

2009-02-06 21:14:28

Dominique Jones scored the winning points with 16 seconds left Friday and South Florida survived a frantic finish to stun No. 8 Marquette 57-56. Marquette had a 12-game winning streak snapped and the Golden Eagles fell out of the lead in the Big East Conference. South Florida owned a 10-point advantage in the first half, but the contest was close throughout the second period, and the Golden Eagles took a 56-55 lead with 1:14 to play on a free throw by Jerel McNeal. Jones missed the front end...

2009-01-31 17:05:15

Jerel McNeal's 26 points and 11 assists Saturday led eighth-ranked Marquette's 11th straight victory, a 94-82 decision against No. 23 Georgetown. McNeal also blocked three shots. After a closely played first half, which ended in a 42-42 tie, the Eagles used a 12-2 spurt early in the second stanza to seize control, outscoring GU, 52-40, in the second half. Both Wesley Matthews and Lazar Hayward scored 23 points, while Dominic James totaled 10 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three of...