MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Jacksonville falls to #16 Marquette, 88-56
No. 16 Marquette used a second half barrage from Jae Crowder, who scored 23 of his game-high 27 points in the second half, to top Jacksonville, 88-56, on Monday night at the Bradley Center.
Crowder hit four 3-pointers in the second half, sparking a 17-2 run midway through the second half to secure the win for the Golden Eagles (6-0). Marquette hit nine 3-pointers in the game, with eight coming in the second half as they hit 65.5 percent from the floor in the second stanza, with an amazing 8-of-11 from behind the arc.
The Dolphins (2-4) finished with three players in double figures, led by Delwan Graham’s 13 points.
“We did a good job of getting the ball inside, but we didn't finish plays,” Warren said. “When we finish plays, we setup the press and it's a different game.
“You have to give credit to Marquette. They have a good team and you can't give them good looks because they will make shots - like they did in the second half."
Jacksonville tied its season high with nine 3-pointers, with Chris Davis hitting four – two in each half.
The pesky Dolphins hung around early in the second half and cut a 13-point deficit to 10 on a 3-point play by Delwan Graham with 15:40 left in the game.
But the Golden Eagles put the game out of reach, going on a 17-2 run – hitting four 3-pointers, with three by Crowder to take a 62-37 lead with 12:16 left in the game.
JU cut the lead to 20, but Marquette would not let the Dolphins get any closer.
Davis had a career-high 12 points off the bench, going 4-of-5 from behind the arc. Tevin Galvin had 10 points in his first start of the season. Glenn Powell led the Dolphins with eight rebounds while Russell Powell dished out a career-best 10 assists, the first Dolphin to reach double figures in assists since Ben Smith had 11 at Kennesaw State on Jan. 10, 2008.
The Dolphins hit six 3-pointers in the half, but Marquette’s first came at the buzzer with Johnson-Odom’s stepback trey ended a 7-0 spurt and gave the Golden Eagles a 37-28 lead.
Darius Johnson-Odom had 19 points, with 11 coming in the first half while Todd Mayo had 14 off the bench.
The Dolphins return home to get ready for their Atlantic Sun Conference opener on Saturday at North Florida. Tipoff is at Noon, with the game being televised on Comcast Sports Southeast.