Marquette Falls at Home to Omaha 97-89
Nov. 22, 2014
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's basketball team's senior captains Juan Anderson and Derrick Wilson put in career days from the field, but their efforts were not enough to overcome Nebraska-Omaha falling 97-89 Saturday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Golden Eagles fall to 1-2 (0-0) on the year, while Omaha is now 2-1 (0-0).
After trailing the entire first half, the Golden Eagles grabbed their first lead of the game at 47-45 just two minutes and 30 seconds in the second stanza by surging out to a 6-1 run. However, the Mavericks responded with an 11-2 run of their own to take a 56-49 advantage after senior guard CJ Carter hit a three and found freshman forward Tre'shawn Thurman for a fast-break layup.
The Mavericks backcourt comprised of Carter and junior Devin Patterson set the tone early. Patterson went 5-7 in the first half totaling 12 points, while Carter led the way with 16. Patterson and Carter finished with 26 and 25 respectively to top all scorers.
Wilson and Anderson, who scored 23 of their combined 40 points in the second half, chipped away at the lead to even the score at 66 with 8:38 remaining in the game. With a minute to play, the home team had cut the gap to just six at 93-87. However, Marquette was unable to stop the Maverick's fast break attack as they closed the game with a 27-15 advantage in the category. ONU's backcourt keyed the break with a combined 11 assists on the way to a victory.
Anderson finished with 23, while Wilson chipped in with 17.
The Golden Eagles faced their largest home deficit early on as Omaha jumped out to a 10-2 lead to start the contest and later faced a 12 point deficit late in the second half as the Mavericks closed out the game.
Marquette returns to its home arena on Monday, Nov. 24 to take on NJIT at 8 p.m. C.T. The contest will be featured on Fox Sports 1.
The Golden Eagles fell behind 12-2 to start the game. Marquette did not score until Matt Carlino knocked down two technical foul shots at the 17:46 mark.
Marquette senior Juan Anderson hit a three pointer at the 15:56 mark for MU's first field goal after beginning the game 0-8.
Duane Wilson netted seven consecutive points for MU including back to back three pointers to help ignite an 11-5 run from the 14:04 mark to the 10:58 mark. The run brought Marquette within 2 points, the game's closest margin since it was 2-0.
MU was able to bring it within two again following Duane Wilson's free throws at the 3:09 mark, but Omaha responded with a CJ Carter three-pointer to stretch the lead back to five at 2:37
Omaha began the game shooting 12-18 from the field. Junior guard Devin Patterson started the game 5-5 from the field and scored 12 for the Mavericks in the first half.
Marquette was able to net 25 bench points in the first half. Keyed by Duane Wilson's 9 points, MU's bench outscored the Mavericks' by 14.
The Mavericks were able to net 11 second chance points in the first half compared to just 1 for the Golden Eagles. Omaha also out rebounded MU in the first half by a margin of 22-11.
Omaha shot 53.1% on 17-32 from the field in the first half, which marks the highest percentage that MU has allowed an opponent to shoot in a half.
Juan Anderson with 23, Duane Wilson with 15, and Derrick Wilson with 17, were all able to net career bests in scoring. Anderson did have 27 points in Marquette's exhibition match against Wisconsin Lutheran.
MU captured their first lead of the game 47-45 at the 17:57 mark following back to back Juan Anderson layups. Omaha quickly regained the lead and went on an 11-2 run to stretch it to 56-49 at the 15:15 mark.
Marquette was able to tie the game at 66-66 following a Juan Anderson lay-in at 8:39. Omaha responded with a 15-2 run to regain and stretch their lead to 81-68. The Mavericks used this run to generate their biggest lead of the game. The 13 point deficit marked MU's largest home deficit of the season. Omaha never surrendered the lead following the run.
Matt Carlino fouled out of the game with 37.1 seconds remaining. He finished with 12 points, 6 assists, and 3 boards.
Omaha used free throw shooting to distance themselves from the Golden Eagles by shooting 26-30, 86.7 percent.
The game's leading scorer was Omaha's Devin Patterson. Patterson recorded 26 points, a career high, on 7-12 shooting from the field including 1-3 from behind the three-point arc and 11-12 at the free throw line. CJ Carter also added a season best 25 points for the Mavericks.
Omaha held a 40-24 rebounding margin over MU, led by Center Mike Rostampur who hauled in 11.
This is the first time MU surrendered at least 90 points to an opponent since St. John's scored 91 on 3/8/14.
Marquette came into the game shooting 39.0% from three, but shot just 22.2% today including 1-12 from behind the arc in the second half.
Omaha outscored MU in fast break points by 12 posting a 27-15 margin.
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