Marquette 52

(14-5, 2-4 C-USA)

(12) Louisville 99

(17-3, 5-1 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 26, 2005

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    MARQ 30 2252
    #12LOU 43 5699

    Top Performers

    Marquette: T. Townsend 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Louisville: L. O'Bannon 30 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Marquette (14-4) at No. 12 Louisville (16-3) 7:00 pm EST

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Francisco Garcia looks to lead No. 12 Louisville to its sixth straight victory Wednesday when it faces struggling Marquette in a Conference USA matchup.

    Garcia scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds Saturday as Louisville extended its winning streak to five games with an 85-62 victory over Tennessee.

    The Cardinals trailed by three points in the second half, but took control with a 24-2 run to ensure their 71st win in their last 74 contests when scoring 80 or more points.

    Louisville's leading scorer, Garcia had seven points, two assists and two rebounds to highlight the spurt. In his previous two games, Garcia had averaged just eight points on 21 percent (5-of-24) shooting.

    Marquette has lost three of its last four after opening the season 13-1.

    The Golden Eagles rose to No. 25 in the national rankings last week but failed to record a victory in two conference games vs. DePaul and Charlotte.

    Travis Diener scored 15 points and Dameon Mason added 14, but Marquette was not able to rally from a nine-point halftime deficit.

    It was the fifth straight game in which the Eagles were outscored in the opening 20 minutes.

    Marquette swept both contests last season and has had surprising success playing at Louisville. The Cardinals have lost just eight times at Freedom Hall since the 2001-02 season, but the Eagles have posted victories in their last three visits.


    School Info

    Conference Big East ACC
    Nickname Golden Eagles Cardinals
    Type Private Public

    2004-05 Season

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