Golden Eagles put up strong showing in loss to #20 Michigan State

A holiday trip to Orlando has helped boost the confidence of Marquette's Golden Eagles.

One night after beating Georgia Tech at Disney, Marquette gave 20th ranked Michigan State a tough test Friday night in the second round of the Orlando Classic. The Spartans won 79-68, but Marquette had a late first half lead and were within one point at the half.

Duane Wilson's 15 led MU (3-3), while Matt Carlino followed up his 38 point performance with a 14 point night. Steve Taylor Jr. and Deonte Burton also reached double figures for the Golden Eagles, who finish up their tournament run with a Sunday matchup against Tennessee in Orlando.

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