Marquette 71 Illinois 64

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Marquette 71 Illinois 64

Marquette pulls away late to defeat Illinois is a competitive battle

What Happened

Tyler Kolek was the difference in the game with his overall game

Illinois had some key 3 point shots but had some offensive breakdowns late

Marquette pulled away with several isolation plays in the lane to stretch the lead

Key Stats

Tyler Kolek 28 points 6 rebounds 4 assists

Illinois had 15 turnovers to Marquettes 8.

Illinois wings Domask & Goode shot 7-14 from the arc

What it means

Marquette moves to 3-0 and gets a big road win and heads to Maui with some momentum

Illinois needs to find some point guard play as they only had 8 assists to 15 turnovers

Marquette is headed toward a protected seed, Illinois now 2-1 will be a tournament team


Marquette coach Shaka Smart “it was as physical a game in November as I can remember”

More from Smart “Kolek is as good a passer as I have seen”

Illinois coach Brad Underwood “We are a really good basketball team, but they were simply better than us tonight”

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