MU Tops 100 Points, Beats Maine 104-67

Luke Fischer had 20 points in the first half as the Golden Eagles scored 61 points in the first 20 minutes.
Dec. 5, 2015

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MILWAUKEE - Marquette reached the 100-point threshold for the first time since 2013 in a 104-67 victory over Maine on Saturday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. 

Freshman forward Henry Ellenson scored a career-best 23 points for the Golden Eagles (6-2), while junior center Luke Fischer scored 20 of his season-high 21 points in the first half. Freshman point guard Traci Carter made all four of his shots from the floor and finished the day with 10 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

Marquette begin the day by scoring the first 22 points and never looked back as Ellenson posted a 9-0 run by himself in the midst of that stretch.

Kevin Little and Devine Eke each scored 15 points to pace the Black Bears (2-5).

Postgame Notes:

• This was the fifth match-up all-time between both programs. With the win, Marquette improves to 4-1 all-time against the Black Bears and 13-1 all-time against opponents hailing from the America East Conference.

• The Golden Eagles scored on their first three possessions to take an early 8-0 lead before a full minute into the contest. The run would grow to 22-0 by the first media timeout, capped off with a personal nine-point run by Henry Ellenson.

• The first made basket for Maine came at the 14:52 mark on a layup from Till Gloger.

• Luke Fischer’s 20 first-half points on 10-of-11 shooting is the highest mark for any MU player in the first stanza this season. The previous mark was 13 points, also from Fischer, in a win against IUPUI on Nov. 16. The 20 points were the most by an MU player in the first half since Jamil Wilson tallied 20 points in a win at Cal-State Fullerton on 11/28/13.

• MU’s 61 first-half points and 32-point first-half lead were both the largest first-half marks of the season. The Golden Eagles had previously led by 24 points after scoring 47 first-half points in its previous outing against Grambling State.

• Maine was led in the first half by freshman forward Devin Eke who tallied 7 points in the first half. He also recorded two steals and an assist in the half.

• Marquette held Maine to 11-of-40 (.275) shooting from the field in the first half. The Golden Eagles also forced eight turnovers in the half and scored 12 points off of the Black Bears’ miscues. MU shot 25-of-38 (.658) in the first half and assisted on 18-of-25 field goals.

• After a largely back-and-forth start to the second half, MU went on a 7-0 run to stretch its lead to 38 points (82-44). Maine went on a 7-0 run of its own, which was snapped by a Wally Ellenson three-point field goal, his first from beyond the arc in an MU uniform.

• Henry Ellenson’s 23-point output set a new career-high for the freshman. His previous high was 21 points in MU’s season opener vs. Belmont. Ellenson also added four boards, two blocks and two steals.

Sandy Cohen, III recorded eight assists, a new career-high for the sophomore. His previous mark of five was done on two occasions, the last being in a win against Grambling State (12/2/15).

• MU reached the 100-point plateau for the first time since 11/12/13 in a 114-71 win over Grambling State. The 104 points is the second-most points for a BIG EAST team this season. Butler holds the top mark of 144 which was set in a win against the Citadel on Nov. 14.

• Marquette eclipsed 60 percent shooting from the field for the first time this season, going 40-for-65 (61.5 percent). The Golden Eagles last eclipsed the mark in a win against Morgan State (12/28/14).

• The 20-plus point outputs from Henry Ellenson and Luke Fischer (21 points) was the first time two Golden Eagles reached the 20-point plateau in the same game this season.

• MU made use of its height advantage over the Black Bears, outscoring them 62-28 in the paint. The 62 points in the paint are a season-high for Marquette.




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