It was a really acquainted feeling for Marquette coach Shaka Good.
Kam Jones scored 22 factors, Oso Ighodaro had 18 on 7-for-7 capturing and No. 20 Marquette beat Seton Corridor 74-53 on Saturday on the Prudential Heart in Newark.
“It jogs my memory of final yr’s recreation right here in that that I felt like Seton Corridor was able to play, they usually have been able to exit and beat us,” Good stated. “However our guys responded and gave pushback that allowed us to do what we wanted.”
Marquette (16-5, 8-2 Large East) shot 54 p.c (29 for 54) from the sector in its second straight win since an 80-76 loss to Xavier final weekend.
The Golden Eagles used a 10-2 run to take a 37-29 halftime lead. Jones had 13 factors on 5-for-7 capturing within the first half.
“The primary half was an excellent half for us … after which offensively, we simply had to determine their switching,” Good stated. “They’ve good aggressiveness and good versatility.”
Kam Jones, who scored 22 factors, drives on Tae Davis throughout Seton Corridor’s 74-53 loss to No. 20 Marquette.AP
Ighodaro’s jumper sparked a 13-3 spurt, giving Marquette a 53-36 lead with 15:15 remaining. Jones capped the run with a 3-pointer.
The Golden Eagles led by as many as 22 at 74-52 with 1:48 remaining.
Kadary Richmond led Seton Corridor with 10 factors and 5 assists. The Pirates dedicated a season-high 26 turnovers.
Tae Davis is fouled going up for a shot throughout Seton Corridor’s loss.USA TODAY Sports activities
“You don’t put together nicely, you’re not taking part in nicely. It’s not rocket science,” Seton Corridor coach Shaheen Holloway stated.
Seton Corridor: After beginning 0-3 within the Large East, the Pirates received 4 straight — together with a win over No. 15 UConn — and 5 of the final six coming in. Regardless of the loss, the Pirates have been taking part in higher beneath first-year coach Shaheen Holloway.
Marquette: Winners of seven of their final eight, the Golden Eagles appear to be a group ready to compete for a Large East title in its second yr beneath Good. They scored 34 factors off Seton Corridor’s turnovers.