Marquette 67, Tennessee 59
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[December 01, 2014]
Marquette 67, Tennessee 59: Freshman
Duane Wilson scored a season-high 30 points as the Golden Eagles downed
the Volunteers in the third-place game of the Orlando Classic.
Duane Wilson nailed a personal-best five 3-pointers for Marquette
(4-3), which shot a season-high 53.5 percent and committed only nine
turnovers. Derrick Wilson made all four of his field goals to finish
with 11 points and was the only other Golden Eagle to finish in
Armani Moore tallied 18 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for
Tennessee (2-3), which collected 18 offensive boards and held a
40-22 rebounding edge but could overcome a 3-for-20 effort beyond
the arc. Josh Richardson chipped in with nine points while Kevin
Punter and Robert Hubbs III added eight apiece for the Volunteers.
Tennessee began the game with a 9-0 spurt and led by 11 with 12:04
left in the first half before Deonte Burton and Duane Wilson
combined for the first nine points of 13-3 run that allowed
Marquette to close within a point 5 1/2 minutes later. Jajuan
Johnson nailed a jumper and gave the Golden Eagles the lead for good
with a layup with just under four minutes to play during an 11-2
push that allowed Marquette to take a 35-30 edge into the break.
The lead increased to nine early in the second half on a bucket by
Steve Taylor Jr. before Moore ended a 4 1/2-minute field-goal
drought spanning both halves with a jumper, sparking a 13-5 surge.
Duane Wilson answered with consecutive 3-pointers during an 11-2
push that left Marquette with a 55-45 edge with just over seven
minutes to play and the Golden Eagles did not allow the margin to
slip past six the rest of the way.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Marquette outscored Tennessee 28-22 in the paint, but
only six of those points for the Golden Eagles came after
intermission. … The Volunteers, who were whistled for 24 fouls, have
committed at least 22 in every game. … Golden Eagles G Matt Carlino,
who set a tournament record with 38 points on Thursday, managed only
six points on Sunday.
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