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Marquette wins third straight over Xavier

Marquette wins their third straight game at home Saturday against Xavier 81-72. The seniors came up big on National Marquette day, no bigger than guard Jake Thomas who scored 18 points on 6 three-point shots.  Thomas, after the game talked about how his shooting was off the past few games, and he worked extra hard this week to improve. 

Thomas in the past two games before today was 2 of 10 from beyond the arc. Today he was 6 of 10 and made 3 in a row in the second half.  Thomas said he and a team manager have gotten up before practice all week to shoot 500 threes and it looks like so far it has paid off. 

Marquette forced 19 turnovers and Derrick Wilson lead the team with 6 steals, tying a career high.  MU had 27 points off turnovers, and only committed 5 on the other end. 

The past three games this team has looked to have turned the corner and they have put themselves as Buzz said “in a position to be in a position”.  A big game coming up with Creighton on Wednesday and if they are able to pull off an upset this team could start inching closer to a tournament spot or what Buzz said “ Hashtag bubblelife”.


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02/16/2014 11:56AM
Marquette wins third straight over Xavier
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