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Top 25 Men: Marquette mauls DePaul

March 2, 2002

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— Dwyane Wade scored 16 points and No. 9 Marquette kept its Conference USA title hopes alive with a 72-53 victory over DePaul on Friday night.

Marquette (24-5, 13-3) would become the American Division co-champion if Memphis, the National Division champion, were to win Sunday at No. 4 Cincinnati.

Cordell Henry added 10 points for Marquette, which had lost its last two games but opened the second half with a 12-4 run to take a 53-38 lead. The Blue Demons didn't get closer than 10 the rest of the way.

Lance Williams scored 12 points and Andre Brown 10 for the Blue Demons (9-19, 2-14).

No. 9 Marquette 72, DePaul 53

DEPAUL (9-19)

Brown 4-10 2-2 10, Greer 2-8 0-0 6, Williams 3-7 6-9 12, Seals 3-7 0-0 9, Burno 0-5 0-0 0, Brooks 1-2 2-2 5, Tulley 1-7 3-4 6, Hoskin 1-4 1-2 3, D. Diener 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 16-54 14-19 53.

MARQUETTE (24-5)

Blankson 4-7 1-2 9, Sanders 1-1 0-0 2, Nnamaka 3-4 2-2 8, Wade 8-15 0-0 16, Henry 5-12 0-0 10, Townsend 0-0 0-0 0, Merritt 3-4 0-0 6, T. Diener 2-4 3-4 8, Diggs 3-4 1-1 8, Harris 2-5 1-4 5. Totals 31-56 8-13 72.

HalftimeÂMarquette 41-34. 3-point goalsÂDePaul 7-22 (Seals 3-4, Greer 2-5, Tulley 1-5, Brooks 1-1, Burno 0-3, Diener 0-2, Williams 0-1, Hoskin 0-1), Marquette 2-6 (Diener 1-2, Diggs 1-1, Blankson 0-2, Henry 0-1). Fouled outÂNone. ReboundsÂDePaul 31 (Brown 11), Marquette 37 (Wade 6). AssistsÂDePaul 13 (Burno 4), Marquette 18 (Henry 5). Total foulsÂDePaul 19, Marquette 16. AÂ18,788.

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