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

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Syracuse vs. Marquette: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(16) Syracuse 55
(30-9, 5-5 away)
(15) Marquette 39
(26-9, 16-0 home)
Venue: Verizon Center
4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT, March 30, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Syracuse 24 31 55
Marquette 18 21 39
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Syracuse J Southerland 16 M Carter-Williams 11 M Carter-Williams 5
Marquette D Gardner 14 D Gardner 7 J Wilson 2

On Saturday, Mar. 30, No. 3-seeded Marquette was smoked by No. 4-seeded Syracuse 55-39 in the Elite Eight. With the loss, the season series with Syracuse is now even at 1-1. Davante Gardner put up 14 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Vander Blue had 14 points and added five rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams registered a double-double for the Orange with 12 points and 11 rebounds (5 Ast 3 Stl). Marquette closes out the season with a 26-9 record. The Golden Eagles got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to Notre Dame 73-65 in the Big East Tournament. In the regular season, they finished first in the Big East with a 14-4 record in conference play. In making the Elite Eight, Marquette took down No. 14-seeded Davidson 59-58 in the second round, No. 6-seeded Butler 74-72 in the third round, and then No. 2-seeded Miami (FL) 71-61 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Marquette Game Notes

  • Prior to this game, Marquette played 61 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 24-37.
  • Marquette set season lows for field goals made (12), field goal percentage (22.6), and total points (39).
  • The Golden Eagles have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • Marquette has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Vander Blue accounted for 35.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Vander Blue has led the team in scoring in 19 out of 35 games this season.
  • Davante Gardner has led the team in rebounding in nine out of 35 games this season.
  • Vander Blue has seven straight double-digit point games.

Syracuse Game Notes

  • Michael Carter-Williams recorded a team season high in defensive rebounds with 11.
  • The top two scorers (James Southerland and C.J. Fair) accounted for 52.7 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche) accounted for 45.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • James Southerland has led the team in scoring 12 times in 39 games this season.
  • Michael Carter-Williams has led the team in rebounding five times in 39 games this season.
  • C.J. Fair has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Michael Carter-Williams recorded the second double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Michael Carter-Williams has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Michael Carter-Williams recorded a double-double. It was the 10th of his career.
  • Michael Carter-Williams set career highs with 11 rebounds and 11 defensive rebounds.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Baye Keita.
SU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+M. Carter-Williams3712115322
AC.J. Fair401340320
AJ. Southerland371640010
B+Brandon Triche35963001
C+R. Christmas22440111
D+Baye Keita18020021
-Trevor Cooney8010101
-Jerami Grant3110100
MARQ PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Davante Gardner301471011
BVander Blue401452104
C+Chris Otule27261121
CJamil Wilson27352122
CTodd Mayo15041101
CJunior Cadougan30622003
C-Trent Lockett13040011
C-Juan Anderson5020100
-Derrick Wilson10001000

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