8/9 Marquette 83, Northwestern State 67

Dec. 1, 2006

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Marquette vs Northwestern State -- Game Notes

Specialty stats
Points in the paint: Marquette 54, Northwestern State 18 (8-0 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Points off turnovers: Northwestern State 22, Marquette 21 (2-0 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Second chance points: Marquette 18, Northwestern State 7 (7-0 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Fast break points: Marquette 33, Northwestern State 17 (6-0 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Bench points: Northwestern State 29 (Bell 13), Marquette 14 (Fitzgerald, Hayward 4 (3-0 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Largest lead: Marquette 19 (1:55, 2nd), Northwestern State 1 (8:53, 1st)

-- Marquette recorded a season high 56 rebounds. It was MU's highest rebound total since grabbing 59 against Chicago State on Nov. 18, 2001.

-- Marquette held Northwestern State to 40.6 percent shooting in the first half, the lowest first half total by an opponent this season.

-- Marquette opened up the game with an 11-0 run and had two other 6-0 runs in the first half. In one 6-0 run, Wesley Matthews had all six points.

-- Marquette opened up the second half on a 14-0 run, tying the largest consecutive point scoring streak of the season (Detroit, Eastern Michigan).

-- Ousmane Barro had a career high 21 points, making a career high 10 field goals on 13 attempts. He also tied a career high with 13 rebounds for the second straight game. It was the second straight game and the second of his career in which he recorded a double double.

-- Barro's 21 point effort marked the third different MU player to score 20 or more points and was the fifth by an MU player this season.

-- Marquette had a season high rebound differential grabbing 28 more boards than Northwestern State.

-- Marquette has had at least 20 points off turnovers in every game this season.

-- With 21 points by Barro, 19 by Dominic James, 14 by Matthews and 13 by Jerel McNeal, it marked the fourth time this season that Marquette has had four players with 10 or more points in a game.

-- Marquette held Northwestern State to a season low 67 points (71 points at New Orleans) and a season low 39.0 field goal percentage (43.1 at New Orleans).

-- James scored 19 or more points for the third straight game, averaging 22.0 points over those three games.

-- Marquette had a season high points in the paint with 54, had a season high with 33 fast break points and tied a season high with 18 second chance points.




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