James leads Marquette to easy win over Detroit
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Dominic James scored 20 points to lead the
16th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles to an 87-45 stomping of the Detroit
Titans in the second round of the College Basketball Experience Classic.
Marquette (2-0) will face either Texas Tech or Arkansas-Little Rock next
Monday in Kansas City.
Wesley Matthews scored 15 and knocked down 3-of-4 three-point attempts for
Marquette. Lazar Hayward scored 14, and David Cubillan added 10 for the Golden
Ryvon Covile led Detroit (1-1) with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Brandon Cotton
was the only other Detroit player to hit double figures with 11 points.
Marquette put an end to any upset hopes for Detroit early, running out to a
22-9 lead in the game’s opening minutes. A lay-up by Detroit’s Chris Hayes cut
the deficit to 27-16, but Marquette closed the first half on a 19-6 run,
spotting the Golden Eagles to a 46-22 halftime lead.
It was much of the same in the second half for Detroit, as the Golden Eagles
pushed their lead to over 20 points early in the half and never let up.
Marquette closed the game on a 12-3 run to provide the final 42-point margin.
Marquette shot a scorching 55.2 percent from the field, including a 52.6
percent (10-19) performance from behind the three-point arc…Detroit was held
to 38.6 percent shooting on the night…Detroit turned the ball over 27 times,
leading to 34 points for Marquette…Marquette’s bench outscored Detroit’s