MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Freshman Dominic James scored 22 points to lead
Marquette to an 88-40 victory over NCAA Division II opponent Lewis
Steve Novak added 14 points and Jerel McNeal and Joe Chapman 11
apiece to help the Golden Eagles (10-3) win their fourth straight
game. James, who hit three 3-pointers, tied the career high in
scoring he set Nov. 30 against Nebraska.
It was Marquette's final nonconference tuneup before making its
Big East debut next Tuesday night against No. 2 Connecticut in
The Golden Eagles led 33-19 at halftime.
A 21-2 second-half scoring run that included a pair of
3-pointers by James put Marquette up 56-22 and ended any hopes the
Flyers had of mounting a comeback.
Marquette wasted little time establishing its dominance.
After Bolt tied the game 2-2, the Golden Eagles went on a 15-0
scoring run to go ahead for good in the contest. Three-pointers by
Novak, Joe Chapman and Dan Fitzgerald highlighted the spurt. The
Flyers missed 11 shots during the run.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.