7:30 PM ET, January 7, 2009
Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Wesley Matthews was unaware he set a school record with his 10-for-10 shooting, but was very conscious of the foul shot he missed when his Marquette team was watching a huge lead nearly slip away.Fortunately for the Golden Eagles, those 10 baskets held up.
• After leading by as much as 21 in the second half, Marquette was able to hold on to start 3-0 in Big East play for the first time since joining the conference.
• Four of the five starters for Marquette scored in double figures including a game-high 23 points from Wesley Matthews. Mathews has scored at least 20 points seven times this season and 13 times in his career.
• Rutgers has lost eight straight Big East home games and 22 of its last 25 conference games.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-59 (.525)||31-63 (.492)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-13 (.154)||6-20 (.300)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-24 (.708)||8-11 (.727)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||24 (0/0)|
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