Men's Basketball
16/16 Marquette vs Villanova




Feb. 19, 2007

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Specialty Stats
Points in the paint: Marquette 24, Villanova 16 (3-6 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Points off turnovers: Marquette 24, Villanova 13 (15-5 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Second chance points: Marquette 16, Villanova 10 (13-6 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Fast break points: Marquette 6, Villanova 5 (17-3 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Bench points: Marquette 11 (Cubillan 8), Villanova 9 (Cunningham 8) (10-4 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Largest lead: Marquette 13 (0:21, 2nd), Villanova 9 (10:55, 1st)

Game Notes
* Marquette scored 80 points for the eighth time this season and for the first time in seven games.

* Marquette made a season high 31 free throws. It is the most free throws made by Marquette since making 33 against UAB on March 31, 2003. MU also tied a season high with 35 free throw attempts. It was the second best game by percentage for Marquette from the line (12-of-13, 92.3 percent vs Georgetown).

* Freshman Lazar Hayward scored a career high 18 points. It was his second career high in three games after scoring 14 against Georgetown to tie a career high.

* Sophomore Jerel McNeal scored in double figures for his eighth straight game in double figures.

* Sophomore Wesley Matthews made all 12 free throw attempts, setting a career high. It is the second time this season that he has shot 10 or more free throws without a miss. It is the fourth time this season that he has made 10 or more free throws. Matthews has made 63-of-68 free throws in the last nine games (91.2 percent). Matthews finished with 15 points.

* Sophomore Dominic James scored 18 points, his highest total in eight games.

* Marquette had four players in double figures, marking the 13th time this season that MU has had four players in double figures.

* It was the first time that the quartet of Hayward, James, McNeal and Matthews all scored in double figures.

* As the no. 16 team in the Associated Press poll, Marquette is 17-3 all time and 8-0 in the Tom Crean era.

* McNeal had seven rebounds, marking a five-game high.

* James had five assists, giving him 24 in the last five games.

* Junior Ousmane Barro had three blocks, his highest single game total since Pittsburgh (12 games).

* McNeal had one steal to give him 75 for the season, the sixth best total in a single season for Marquette.

* With 15 first-half free throws, Marquette tied a first half high. With 16 second-half free throws, Marquette set a season high for the half.

* Villanova shot 37.5 percent for the game, marking the fourth time that Marquette has held an opponent to 38 percent shooting or less.

 

 

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