19/21 Marquette vs Morgan State

Dec. 22, 2006

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Specialty Stats
Points in the paint: Marquette 40, Morgan State 22 (12-0 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Points off turnovers: Marquette 24, Morgan State 15 (10-2 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Second chance points: Morgan State 10, Marquette 6 (3-1 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Fast break points: Marquette 24, Morgan State 9 (11-1 when MU is higher in 2006-07)
Bench points: Morgan State 21 (Holmes 13), Marquette 18 (Hayward, 8) (5-1 when Opponent is higher in 2006-07)
Largest lead: Marquette 24 (4:31, 2nd), Morgan State none

Game Notes
* Jerel McNeal scored a career high 25 points and tied a career high with seven assists. McNeal led the team in scoring for the fourth time this season and led the team in assists for the sixth time this year.

* McNeal set a Marquette first half season high with 15 points.

* McNeal became the fourth different MU player to score 20 or more points this season. It is the seventh 20 point game for an MU player this year. It is the second straight game for an MU player to score 20 or more (Dominic James 20 vs Oakland).

* McNeal extended his streak of double figure scoring to 10 games, Marquette's current long.

* Marquette set a season high with an 81.3 percentage. Marquette was 13-for-16 from the line.

* With 40 points in the paint, Marquette had 40 or more points inside for the fourth straight game.

* Dan Fitzgerald tied a season high with three three-point field goals.

* It was Marquette's second straight game shooting 50 percent or more. The Golden Eagles are shooting 56.9 percent (58-102) from the floor over the last two games.

* McNeal had four steals to extend his NCAA-leading total to 50.




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