Boxscore
Marquette 66, Xavier 55
Friday, March 18, 2011 7:25 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - John Gaffney, Rick Randall, Mike Roberts
Attendance - 20614

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Marquette 33 33 66
Xavier 20 35 55

Recap


CLEVELAND - Darius Johnson-Odom scored a game-high 19 points, including 13 in the second half, as No. 11 seed Marquette led from start to finish to knock off Xavier 66-55 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday.

Jimmy Butler added 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four steals for the Golden Eagles (21-14), who advance to the third round for the first time since 2009 and will meet Syracuse on Sunday.

Sixth-seeded Xavier (24-8), which had advanced to the Round of 32 in each of the last four years, shot only 40.4 percent from the field as All-America guard and Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year Tu Holloway was held to five points on 1-of-9 shooting from the field.  Holloway was averaging 20.2 per game.

Holloway and Mark Lyons, who combined to average 34 points this season, were held to 11.

Marquette broke open a close game late in the first half when it extended a 20-17 lead with a 13-3 run in the final 4:11 to take a 33-20 halftime advantage as Butler scored 11 in the opening 20 minutes.

The Golden Eagles would build the lead to 18 early in the second half before Xavier cut the Marquette lead to 51-43 with 8:45 remaining.  Johnson-Odom then triggered a 7-0 run with a long 3-pointer to keep the Golden Eagles in control.

Marquette shot 53.3 percent from the field and got a solid performance off the bench from Jae Crowder, who had 10 points and six rebounds.

Andrew Taylor came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points while Kenny Frease added 12 for the Musketeers.

Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dwight Buycks 25:00 3-7 1-3 1-2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 8
Erik Williams 9:00 2-3 0-1 1-1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Darius Johnson-Odom 32:00 6-11 4-6 3-5 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 19
Jimmy Butler 36:00 5-8 0-0 5-6 1 4 5 4 0 3 2 0 15
Chris Otule 18:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 1 0
Jae Crowder 29:00 4-6 0-2 2-2 2 4 6 2 3 0 1 1 10
Joseph Fulce 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0
Vander Blue 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Junior Cadougan 22:00 2-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 5
Davante Gardner 15:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 1 3 0 2 0 4
Jamail Jones 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Frozena 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-45 5-12 13-19 5 19 24 13 18 6 15 2 66
  53.3% 41.7% 68.4% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15

Xavier Musketeers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kenny Frease 33:00 4-6 0-0 4-4 1 4 5 2 0 1 1 2 12
Tu Holloway 38:00 1-8 1-5 2-2 0 2 2 5 3 0 5 0 5
Mark Lyons 25:00 3-9 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 6
Jamel McLean 23:00 1-6 0-0 2-5 4 5 9 1 4 0 2 0 4
Dante' Jackson 39:00 4-11 1-5 1-2 2 2 4 1 4 1 3 0 10
Andrew Taylor 23:00 7-8 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 0 16
Jeff Robinson 15:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 2
Griffin McKenzie 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Latham 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jay Canty 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-51 2-13 11-15 9 17 26 11 19 3 15 2 55
  41.2% 15.4% 73.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15
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