Syracuse vs. Marquette: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Syracuse vs. Marquette: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(12) Syracuse 71
(22-6, 6-5 away)
(22) Marquette 74
(20-7, 15-1 home)
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 25, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Syracuse 32 39 71
Marquette 29 45 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Syracuse C Fair 20 B Keita 8 B Triche 8
Marquette D Gardner 26 D Gardner 8 J Wilson 7

No. 22 Marquette held on to beat No. 12 Syracuse 74-71 in Big East play on Monday, Feb. 25. The Golden Eagles now have a record of 3-3 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. Davante Gardner played brilliantly for the Golden Eagles and got a career-high 26 points and eight rebounds. Jamil Wilson had 12 points and added seven assists. For the Orange, C.J. Fair got a team-high 20 points and seven rebounds. Marquette (20-7, 11-4 Big East) takes on 21st-ranked Notre Dame (22-6, 10-5 Big East) on Saturday, Mar. 2 at home.

Marquette Game Notes

  • Marquette beat the spread by 4.5 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Golden Eagles have beaten the spread.
  • The Golden Eagles have won five close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Marquette is 30-29 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, Marquette played 57 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 21-36.
  • The Golden Eagles have won every game this season (11-0) after recording 74 or more total points.
  • Marquette has won 92 percent of the time this season (11-1) after committing 12 or fewer turnovers.
  • Marquette has won every game this season (4-0) when opponents record four or fewer steals.
  • This season Marquette has won 78 percent of the time (7-2) when Junior Cadougan has 12 points or more and 85 percent of the time (11-2) when Jamil Wilson has five rebounds or more.
  • The Golden Eagles have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Marquette has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past six games.
  • This is the first win of the season where the Golden Eagles came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--Marquette has a 11.3 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Davante Gardner accounted for 35.1 percent of the team's points.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (17) than the starters (13).
  • The bench recorded more points (55) than the starters (19).
  • Davante Gardner has led the team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 7 times in 27 games this season.
  • Junior Cadougan had a career high with four steals.
  • Jamil Wilson had a career high with seven assists.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Davante Gardner's career.
  • Davante Gardner had career highs with 26 points and a 100 percent field goal percentage.

Syracuse Game Notes

  • The Orange have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Syracuse is 29-15 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (C.J. Fair and James Southerland) accounted for 49.2 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Baye Keita and C.J. Fair) accounted for 55.5 percent of the rebounds.
  • C.J. Fair has led the team in scoring 12 times in 28 games this season.
  • This marks the seventh 20-point game of C.J. Fair's career.
  • C.J. Fair has 18 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Brandon Triche.
  • Brandon Triche set a career high with eight assists.
  • James Southerland has six straight double-digit point games.
SU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AC.J. Fair402071102
AJ. Southerland311541020
B+Baye Keita22780111
BBrandon Triche37828003
BM. Carter-Williams371405204
B-Trevor Cooney6312000
C+R. Christmas18231000
C-Jerami Grant9211001
MARQ PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Davante Gardner332682001
AJamil Wilson331257101
AJunior Cadougan381233401
B+Todd Mayo16902100
BS. Taylor Jr.16440301
CVander Blue23621002
CJake Thomas7400000
C-Trent Lockett13041002
C-Chris Otule17040012

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