Scores

Final

N Carolina Cent 66

(6-7, 1-0 MEAC)

Marquette 75

(9-3, 7-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

2:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1 2 T
NCCU 37 2966
MARQ 43 3275

Top Performers

North Carolina Central: S. Kidd 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Marquette: T. Mayo 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Marquette 75, NC Central 66

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Junior Cadougan and Vander Blue scored 16 points each to help Marquette hold off North Carolina Central 75-66 Saturday in its final tuneup before Big East Conference play.

Todd Mayo added 12 points for Marquette (9-3), which opens Big East play Tuesday at home against Connecticut.

Jeremy Ingram scored 20 points and Stanton Kidd had 19 for North Carolina Central (6-7).

NC Central went on a 10-2 run to cut Marquette's lead to 54-53 when Ingram hit a 3-pointer with 11:03 remaining. Ingram's driving layup with 6:27 left tied the score at 60-60.

Marquette scored the next seven points, including four by Cadougan, to grab a 67-60 lead with 3:08 remaining.

Ray Willis' 3-pointer trimmed the lead to 67-63, but Cadougan hit two free throws with 2:26 left and Blue hit a 3-pointer from the corner to push the lead to 72-63 with 1:30 remaining and put the game away.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCCU
MARQ
Points 66 75
FG Made-Attempted 26-56 (.464) 24-40 (.600)
3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 5-11 (.455)
FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 22-27 (.815)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 12

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