As expected, Marquette took care of business against the Longwood Lancers with a 31-point victory. Not too much exciting about this victory, as Longwood was down big for most of the game. MU jumped out to a big lead early and never really looked back. The golden eagles made a few too may turnovers early on which kept Longwood hanging around, but they never got within 4, and Marquette ran away with it and never looked back.
Chris Otule wins the Player of the Game award, scoring a career-high 19 points (more than he scored in all of last year or the year before that) on 9-9 shooting and had 3 blocks in only 19 minutes. DJO and Vander Blue had 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Free throw shooting was solid, as Butler, Blue, and Cadougan all went 4-4 from the charity stripe, 77% overall for the team. However, 3-point shooting once again was atrocious, as Marquette went 3-14 (21%) from downtown. I can't stress enough how much that needs to change in the next month.
Marquette takes on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday at 8pm. This is another team that shouldn't be taken lightly, as they've made some noise in the NCAA tourney in recent years.