14/15 Marquette vs Providence

Feb. 3, 2007

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Specialty Stats
Points in the paint: Providence 30, Marquette 30 (1-0 when teams are tied is higher in 2006-07)
Points off turnovers: Providence 22, Marquette 11 (6-1 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Second chance points: Marquette 11, Providence 6 (13-3 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Fast break points: Marquette 15, Providence 13 (16-1 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Bench points: Marquette 22 (Fitzgerald 14), Providence 13 (Williams 8) (8-2 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Largest lead: Marquette 13 (9:07, 2nd), Providence none

Game Notes
* Marquette won its seventh straight game, all in conference play. The win streak is the longest BIG EAST win streak of the season by any team. It is MU's longest conference winning streak since the 2002-03 season.

* Marquette led at the half for the eighth straight game. Marquette is 18-1 this season when leading at the half.

* With 18 points and 12 rebounds, sophomore Jerel McNeal had his second double double of the season and the third of his career.

* The 12 rebounds by McNeal tied a career high.

* Marquette rebounded its opponent for the 14th time this season and is 14-0 when doing so.

* Junior Dan Fitzgerald tied a season high with 14 points and a season high with four three-point field goals. The four three point field goals tied an individual high for a Marquette player this season.

* Marquette is 4-0 this season and 6-0 all time when Fitzgerald and McNeal each score 10 or more points in a game.

* Sophomore Wesley Matthews was 10-for-10 from the line, the most attempts without a miss by a Marquette player this season. It is the first time in 41 games that an MU player has made 10 or more free throws without a miss (Steve Novak, 11-for-11 vs Connecticut, January 3, 2006).

* Over the last four games, Matthews has made 38-of-41 free throw attempts (92.7 percent).

* McNeal tied a first half team high by an individual with eight rebounds.

* The 62 points by Providence were the lowest points scored by the Friars in eight games.

* With 20 wins, MU has reached the 20 win mark for the fourth time in the Tom Crean era and for the second straight season.




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