7:50 PM ET, March 18, 2011
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
CLEVELAND -- Marquette had the scouting report down cold. Take out Tu Holloway, and the Golden Eagles could take down Xavier."You have to want to take that challenge and take him out of his game," Marquette forward Jimmy Butler said. "Make it hard for him, make it uncomfortable."
• Darius Johnson-Odom had 19 points and Jimmy Butler added 15 as Marquette shot 53.3 percent (24 of 45) en route to the win.
• The Golden Eagles held Xavier's Tu Holloway, who had averaged 20.2 points, to five points on 1-of-9 shooting.
• The Musketeers, a 46.3 percent shooting team entering Friday, shot 40.4 percent (21 of 52)
• Xavier lost its first game in the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-45 (.533)||21-51 (.412)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-12 (.417)||2-13 (.154)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-19 (.684)||11-15 (.733)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
|» Mar 18, 2011||MARQ 66, @XAV 55||Recap|
Xavier shot 40.4 percent from the field for the game (and 29.6 percent in the 1st half) in their loss to Marquette on Friday. The Musketeers entered the game shooting 46.3 percent for the season, the 2nd-best team field goal percentage among Atlantic 10 Conference teams, trailing only Richmond by 0.047 (46.317 for Richmond; 46.270 for Xavier).
ESPN Stats & Information