Men's Basketball
15/21 Marquette vs Syracuse




Jan. 7, 2007

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Specialty Stats
Points in the paint: Marquette 36, Syracuse 30 (13-1 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Points off turnovers: Syracuse 27, Marquette 21 (2-1 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Second chance points: Marquette 18, Syracuse 16 (10-3 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Fast break points: Marquette 14, Syracuse 10 (11-2 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Bench points: Syracuse 22 (Devendorf 20), Marquette 8 (Cubillan 6) (6-2 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Largest lead: Syracuse 12 (0:19, 2nd), Marquette 3 (11:23, 1st)

Game Notes
* Lazar Hayward earned his first career start. He scored seven points and grabbed five boards in 18 minutes. Marquette has used four different lineups this season. Sohpomore Dominic James, sophomore Wesley Matthews and junior Ousmane Barro have started all 16 games this season.

* Marquette closed the first half on a 10-2 run over the last 4:49. Syracuse had a 10-0 run prior to MU's run, tying the longest run for an opponent this season.

* Marquette loses its first two conference games for the first time since the 1989-99 season when it lost to USF (63-57) and Cincinnati (75-56).

* Wesley Matthews had his highest career three game total (22 against Savanna State, 14 against Providence, 14 against Syracuse).

* Sophomore Dwight Burke had a career high five rebounds.

* Syracuse's 27 points off turnover were a season high for a Marquette opponent this season.

* Marquette lost its second conference game of the season for the second straight season.

* The loss marks the second loss of the season for MU when Matthews and Jerel McNeal both score 10 or more points (8-2 season 14-7 all-time).

 

 

* Syracuse's Darryl Watkins had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his second double double of the season. It is the first time this season that Marquette has allowed back-to-back double double's this season.

* McNeal and Dan Fitzgerald each fouled out. It is the second time this season that two MU players fouled out in a game.

* With 23 turnovers, Marquette tied a season high in that stat.

* Syracuse's 35 free throw attempts were a season high for an MU opponent as were the 44 rebounds. Syracuse also tied a season high for an MU opponent with nine blocked shots.

* The 58 points for Marquette was a season low as were the six free throws made.

* Marquette's 58.5 points per game over the last two games is a season low for a two-game stretch. The next lowest stretch was 62.5 points (60 points vs North Dakota State, 65 vs Delaware State).

* Syracuse's Eric Devendorf scored a season high 20 points, making a season high eight field goals.

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