Field Goal %
- SYR 47.5
- 42.6 MARQ
Three Point %
- SYR 33.3
- 23.8 MARQ
- SYR 13
- 13 MARQ
- SYR 28
- 36 MARQ
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53295
- Line: EVEN
- 0th Half
Davante Gardner had a career night, scoring a career-high 26 points, going 7-for-7 from the floor and 12-for-13 from the foul line... COMING OFF THE BENCH.He's the ONLY player in the past 17 seasons to come off the bench and go 7-for-7 or better from the floor and shoot at least 90 percent from the foul line (min. 10 attempts).
Marquette grabbed 55.6 percent of its missed shots Monday, its highest offensive rebounding percentage in a Big East game in the last five seasons. Marquette's 15 second-chance points are the second most Syracuse has allowed in a conference game this season. Davante Gardner had 10 of Marquette's 15 second-chance points, eight of which came off of his own offensive rebounds.
Marquette played zone defense on a season-high 63.6 percent of its defensive possessions Monday, and limited Syracuse to 4-for-18 (22.2 percent) shooting from the 3-point line against the zone. Entering Monday's game, the Golden Eagles had played zone defense 11.9 percent of the time in the half court this season.--Marquette scored 61 points against Syracuse's zone defense Monday, the most the Orange zone has allowed in a game this season.
Brandon Triche made a layup with 9:06 remaining Monday to give Syracuse a 53-46 lead, but Marquette outscored the Orange by 10 points over the final nine minutes. The Golden Eagles attempted 20 of their 35 free throws in the final 9:05 while Syracuse did not attempt a single free throw during that span.
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