McNeal hits 7 from long range in Marquette's rout of Cincy

MILWAUKEE -- Jerel McNeal scored 26 points and hit a career-high seven 3-pointers as Marquette rolled to an easy 84-50 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday.

Wesley Matthews added 17 points for Marquette (13-2, 2-0 Big East), which won its first two Big East Conference games for the first time since joining the conference in 2005. Marquette upset Villanova 79-72 Thursday in its Big East opener.

Cincinnati (10-4, 0-1 Big East), which struggled with shooting throughout the game, was led by Rashad Bishop and Larry Davis with 11 points each. The Bearcats top scorer, Deonta Vaughn, had been averaging 15.2 points per game, but was held to no points on Sunday as he missed all eight shots he took.

Marquette put the game away at the start of the second half with a 25-4 run. Lazar Hayward scored 11 of Marquette's first 13 points during that run, including three 3-pointers. Hayward finished with 16 points.