Good second-half play allows MU to rout DePaulWisconsin Sports
-- The Marquette University men’s basketball team rallied in the second half last night to win at DePaul, 89-76.
ROSEMOUNT, Ill. - The Marquette University men’s basketball team rallied in the second half last night to win at DePaul, 89-76 at All-State Arena.
The 18th-ranked Golden Eagles trailed for the entire first half. Marquette needed an 11-to-2 run to get within three at the break. Darius Johnson-Odom opened the second half by hitting a three which tied the game. Marquette then went on to a 13-3 run in which they pulled ahead for good. Johnson-Odom scored 23 points and Jamil Wilson added 18 for Marquette, which has won eight-of-its-last-nine games and improved to 9-3 in the Big East and 20-5 overall.
Cleveland Melvin scored 22 for DePaul, which has now lost 36 straight games to nationally-ranked opponents dating back to January of 2008. And the Blue Demons are just 3-38 in Big East games since they last beat Marquette at home in 2010. DePaul is now 2-9 in the conference this season, and 11-12 overall.
Marquette’s next game is on Saturday at home against Cincinnati.