8:30 PM ET, November 22, 2008
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Matthews, Hayward score 25 apiece as No. 17 Marquette pulls away late
MILWAUKEE -- The two teams might share the same hometown. But when it comes to speed and quickness, Marquette (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) proved that it resides in a decidedly different neighborhood than Wisconsin-Milwaukee.Caught in what was shaping up as a close game at halftime, the Golden Eagles (3-0) used their defensive quickness and fast-break speed to run away with a 100-80 victory over the crosstown rival Panthers on Saturday.
• Wesley Matthews and Lazar Hayward each scored 25 points to lead the Golden Eagles. Matthews has scored at least 25 points in each of the team's first three games; the 25 points for Hayward is a career-high.
• Marquette has scored at least 90 points in all three games; the last time the team broke that barrier in three consecutive games was during the 1994-95 season.
• With the victory, Marquette becomes the 50th school in NCAA history to reach 1,400 wins (1,400-868). They also improve to 36-0 vs. Milwaukee, the second-longest current win streak against one team.
• Milwaukee has lost eight straight vs. ranked opponents and six consecutive road games.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-66 (.379)||35-72 (.486)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-18 (.389)||4-18 (.222)|
|FT Made-Attempted||23-27 (.852)||26-34 (.765)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|
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