Marquette Tops IUPUI, 75-71, in OT
Nov. 16, 2015
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University men’s basketball team survived a late scare to hold off IUPUI, 75-71, in overtime on Monday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Ellenson led Marquette for the second-straight game with 18 points, while Luke Fischer added his second double-double of the young season with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Wilson posted 16 points and Sandy Cohen, III added 11 points and four steals in 40 minutes of action.
Darell Combs led the Jaguars (1-1) with 21 points and seven rebounds.
Marquette led by as many as 10 points in the first half, but went into the break tied at 36 after suffering 13 turnovers. The Jaguars capitalized to the tune of 15 points off those MU miscues and turned the ball over just six times themselves. MU outshot IUPUI 56.5 percent to 38.7 percent over the first 20 minutes.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center against Iowa in the Gavitt Tipoff Games at 8 p.m. Central time. The contest will air live on FS1.
• Today’s game marked the third meeting between Marquette and IUPUI. After the win, the Golden Eagles now own a 3-0 record over the Jaguars.
• Redshirt junior Wally Ellenson made his MU debut after sitting out last year due to NCAA transfer rules following two seasons at the University of Minnesota. Ellenson recorded his first career points as a Golden Eagle on a tip-in coming off a missed shot by his brother, Henry.
• Separate first-half runs of 7-0 and 11-0 helped IUPUI erase a 10-point, 26-16, deficit and gain a 36-32 lead with 2:03 remaining in the first half.
• IUPUI scored 15 first-half points off 13 MU turnovers. Marquette forced only six IUPUI turnovers in the first half, netting 11 points off of those takeaways.
• IUPUI’s Aaron Brennan led the Jaguars in scoring with nine first-half points, while adding four rebounds, two of which coming on the offensive end. Luke Fischer led the Golden Eagles with 13 first-half points and also grabbed four boards in the opening 20 minutes.
• MU shot 13-of-23 (.565) from the field in the first half while holding IUPUI to 12-of-31 (.387).
• For the second straight game, MU earned the bonus with more than 13 minutes left in the game, after IUPUI committed its seventh team foul with 13:02 remaining.
• After IUPUI recaptured a 47-45 lead, Marquette held the Jaguars scoreless for 6:13 and went on a 9-0 run in that span, taking a 54-47 lead. Luke Fischer led the charge with four points over that stretch.
• Darell Combs helped IUPUI retake the lead, sparking a 7-0 run, accounting for five points alone. Combs netted 16 points in the second half on 7-of-9 shooting. The junior guard finished the game with 21 points, falling two points shy of his career high (23).
• Sandy Cohen, III reached double-digit points on a deep three-pointer with 3:11 remaining in regulation after IUPUI took a one point lead. It is the second time in his career he has achieved the double-digit point mark in consecutive outings, last doing so last season against Morgan State (12/28/14) and Providence (1/3/15) – both MU victories.
• Luke Fischer picked up his second straight double-double to open the season with 17 points and 10 boards. Both account for his first two career double-doubles.
• After five players scored in double-figures in MU’s last time out, four Golden Eagles tallied double-digit point totals, while freshman guard Haanif Cheatham finished with nine points in the win.
• Duane Wilson posted a career-high seven rebounds, beating his previous mark of five, which he did on three occasions during his freshman campaign.
• Luke Fischer played 44 minutes in the overtime matchup, a new career-high. His previous high was 41 minutes in an overtime loss against Butler (1/31/15).
• The overtime session was Marquette’s first since 1/31/15 in a tilt against BIG EAST-foe Butler. The OT victory was MU’s first since an 80-72 win over Georgetown (1/20/14).
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