17/20 Marquette vs 11/12 Wisconsin

Dec. 9, 2006

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Specialty Stats
Points in the paint: Wisconsin 44, Marquette 40 (0-2 when opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Points off turnovers: Marquette 19, Wisconsin 13 (8-2 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Second chance points: Marquette 10, Wisconsin 4 (7-1 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Fast break points: Wisconsin 14, Marquette 13 (0-1 when opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Bench points: Wisconsin 18 (Taylor 13), Marquette 15 (Hayward 10) (4-1 when opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Largest lead: Wisconsin 11 (7:30, 2nd), Marquette 5 (15:54, 1st)

Game Notes
• The attendance of 19,020 was the largest crowd in Marquette history and the largest to watch a college basketball game in the state. It is Marquette's second all-time home crowd of 19,000 or more.

• With 16 points, Jerel McNeal extended his streak of double figure scoring games to seven, the longest active by an MU player.

Dominic James had 19 field goal attempts, the second most by an MU player this season.

Jamil Lott tied an MU season high with three blocked shots by an individual.

Lazar Hayward scored 10 off the bench, the most by a Marquette player in six games.

• Marquette has trailed at the half three times this year including this game. All three times have been at home. Marquette is 1-2 in those games.

• Marquette forced 20 or more turnovers for the sixth time this season.

• Marquette trailed at the half by eight points, its largest half time deficit of the season.

• Marquette trailed by 11 points with 7:30 to play in the second half. That is the largest amount Marquette has trailed by this season.

• Alando Tucker scored 28 points, the most by a Marquette opponent this season. Tucker's 13 field goals were also a season high by an MU opponent. The 28 points was a season high by Tucker.

• Wisconsin's Marcus Landry scored a season high 11 points.

Wesley Matthews fouled out for the second time this season.

• The win by Wisconsin ended a five game winning streak by the home team in this series.

• Wisconsin improves to 2-1 in games decided by five points or less. Marquette falls to 2-2.

• This is the first loss of the season for Marquette when both Dominic James and Jerel McNeal each score 10 or more points. Marquette is 18-7 all time when they both score 10 or more.

• Wisconsin's 40 rebounds were the most by an MU opponent this season, as was the 17 assists.

• Wisconsin's 44 points in the paint were the most by an MU opponent this season.

• For the first time this season, a Marquette opponent shot better from the floor than they came in averaging. Wisconsin shot 50.9 percent and came in averaging 48.5 percent.




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