Marquette drops cold-shooting DePaul 70-52
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Sam Hauser was 5 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 19 points on Monday night to help Marquette beat DePaul 70-52.
Andrew Rowsey reached 2,000 career points on his first free throw of the night and finished with 11 points, nine assists and five steals for the Golden Eagles (13-6, 4-3 Big East). Rowsey played his first two seasons for UNC Asheville and is a senior at Marquette. Theo John also scored 11.
Marquette built a 41-21 lead at halftime after the Blue Demons (8-10, 1-5) made just 6 of 33 (18 percent) from the field. DePaul finished the game 20 of 67 (29.9 percent).
The Eagles extended the lead to their largest of the game at 61-31 before DePaul had a 16-2 run to cut the deficit down to 16.
Brandon Cyrus led DePaul with 15 points and Max Strus added 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.