Presbyterian 45

(5-8, 2-0 Big South)

Marquette 84

(11-2, 9-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 28, 2008

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    1 2 T
    PRE 18 2745
    MARQ 40 4484

    Top Performers

    Presbyterian: A. Coleman 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Marquette: L. Hayward 22 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Hayward, Matthews help Marquette rout Presbyterian

    Associated Press

    MILWAUKEE -- Lazar Hayward scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Wesley Matthews added 21 points as Marquette (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) cruised to an 84-45 victory over Presbyterian on Sunday.

    Fast Facts

    • Marquette won its 20th straight home game vs. a non-conference opponent.

    • Lazar Hayward scored a game-high 22 points to go with 11 rebounds, his fourth double-double of the season and fourth 20-point game.

    • The most interesting stat line belonged to Maurice Acker, who matched a career high with 10 assists but scored just one point (0-for-2 FG).

    • Presbyterian lost its third straight game and was held below 40 percent from the field for the sixth time this season (36.2).

    -- ESPN research

    Marquette (11-2) opened the game with an 18-4 run, and closed the first half with a 13-3 streak to lead 40-18 at halftime. The Golden Eagles never were threatened in the second half in posting their largest margin of victory this season.

    Al'Lonzo Coleman scored 13 points and Josh Johnson added 11 points for the Blue Hose (5-8).

    Jerel McNeal scored nine points and Dominic James and Jimmy Butler had eight points apiece for the Golden Eagles.

    The bigger Marquette team dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Blue Hose, 44-20, and scoring 19 second-chance points to none for Presbyterian.

    It was the final tuneup game for Marquette before it opens Big East play Thursday against Villanova. The Blue Hose have their first Big South game Saturday against Radford.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 45 84
    FG Made-Attempted 17-47 (.362) 31-63 (.492)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-7 (.857) 13-16 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 41

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