Jan. 14. 2017

Long distance barrage pushes MU past DePaul, 83-58

MILWAUKEE – Marquette used a first half barrage from long distance on its way to an 83-58 victory over DePaul on Saturday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Golden Eagles (12-5, 3-2 BIG EAST) hit 12 shots from 3-point range in the first half of action and redshirt junior guard Andrew Rowsey posted a season-best 24 points in the win. Rowsey hit 5-of-6 shots from deep in the opening stanza and hit MU’s only trey in the second half.

Katin Reinhardt also poured in a season-high 19 points for Marquette, whose bench corps accounted for 53 of its 83 points in the contest.

Senior guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored a team-best 12 points for the Blue Demons (8-10, 1-4 BIG EAST), who won at Marquette last season.

MU made 13 3-pointers for the fourth time in BIG EAST action since 2005-06. The mark is also its second-highest total in BIG EAST play, trailing the program-record 15 recorded against Cincinnati on Jan. 4, 2009.

During today’s game, Marquette honored 2016-17 McCahill Award winners B.J. Grill of the men’s lacrosse team and women’s track and field’s Tatyana Pashibin.

The Golden Eagles resume action Monday in the BIG EAST’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marathon with an 11 a.m. Central time tip at Hinkle Fieldhouse against Butler.