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Grambling vs Marquette

Marquette 114, Grambling State 71

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MILWAUKEE -- Buzz Williams sat on the bench toward the end of the game. A referee didn't park him. The Marquette players did.

Chris Otule scored 17 points and Steve Taylor added 16 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 17 Marquette roll over Grambling State 114-71 on Tuesday night.

The last time Marquette (2-0) reached the century mark came in a 102-77 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 21, 2010.

Deonte Burton added 14 points, JuJuan Johnson 12 and Jamil Thomas, Juan Anderson and Jake Thomas each had 11 for Marquette which shot 54.9 percent for the game.

The lopsided victory gave the Marquette coach that rare chance to relax.

"I sat down toward the end of the night, which that happens like two minutes per year," Williams said. "I was like, man, I love sitting down. This is great. The whole world looks different."

The Golden Eagles took command early and led by as much as 23 in the first half as Otule scored 13 points and Davante Gardner and Burton each added 10 for a 52-35 lead. Then Thomas hit consecutive 3s and added a layup to spark a 12-0 run that opened the second half and sealed the win.

"As soon as they fire me, I'm going to be the best assistant ever, ever," Williams said laughing out loud. "I just love sitting here."

Chandler Thomas scored 26 points and A'Torri Shine added 17 for Grambling State (0-2), which has lost 30 straight games.

Grambling State Joseph Price knew it was going to be a long night.

"We just knew we were up against a tough team," he said. "They're very physical. Their physicality really hurt us, but we played hard the whole game."

The Golden Eagles scored 76 points in the paint, outrebounded the Tigers 56-41 and limited them to 28.6 percent shooting for the game.

Marquette's 114 points are the most the team has scored since a 118-60 win over Wis.-Milwaukee on January 14, 1969.

The victory extended the Golden Eagles' home-court winning streak to 27 games, the second longest in Division I. South Dakota State leads with a 30-game mark. Marquette hopes to keep it going when they host No. 10 Ohio State on Saturday.

"The type of guys we have we can shock the world nightly," Taylor said.

Otule had 13 points and Davante Gardner and Burton each had 10 as Marquette owned the paint on their end and controlled the boards on the other end. The Golden Eagles scored 40 points in the paint and grabbed 17 offensive rebounds and led 52-35 at the half.

Gardner, who was scoreless in the second half, muscled his way to the basket on three layups and a tip-in in the first half.

Shine, a junior college transfer from Southern-Shreveport, scored 21 points in his debut in the 96-58 road loss to DePaul Saturday.

Junior Derrick Wilson, Marquette's new starting point guard, had a career-high 10 assists with just one turnover.

Grambling State was without sophomore Terry Rose, the Southwestern Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year who averaged 14.1 points per game last season.

"Rose is academically ineligible until the second semester," Price said.

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Grambling (0-2)353671
Marquette #17 (2-0) «5262114
GRAM:C. Thomas 26 Pts
GRAM:C. Thomas 11 Reb
GRAM:C. Comier 7 Ast
MARQET:C. Otule 17 Pts
MARQET:S. Taylor Jr 11 Reb
MARQET:D. Wilson 10 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
GramblingMarquette
GRAM
Chandler Thomas
MARQET
Steve Taylor Jr
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
2611016114
Grambling Tigers
C. Comier, G371-143-66746
R. Brown, G354-151-253110
R. Freeman, G-F301-91-25144
A. Shine, G305-145-751417
S. Danridge, F-C190-10-02040
C. Thomas, G-F278-136-7110526
W. Glinton, F-C121-36-75058
B. Turner, F40-00-00010
T. Bain, G40-00-00000
D. Watson, G20-10-00000
R. Smith, GDid Not Play
A. Scott, GDid Not Play
T. Rose, G-FDid Not Play
V. Altheimer, GDid Not Play
I. Patterson, GDid Not Play
Totals 20-7022-3139122871
 28.6%71.0% 
Marquette Golden Eagles
C. Otule, C226-65-960417
S. Taylor Jr, F227-102-2114216
D. Wilson, G200-20-051020
J. Thomas, G164-70-021111
J. Wilson, F145-80-030211
D. Burton, G-F226-152-461314
J. Dawson, G201-30-04622
T. Mayo, G173-62-23428
J. Johnson, G174-93-301112
J. Anderson, F164-63-665311
D. Gardner, F144-92-561210
D. Flood, G11-10-01002
D. Wilson, GDid Not Play
Totals 45-8219-31533324114
 54.9%61.3% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Alabama St.0-03-4232
Southern U.0-03-8293
Grambling0-02-7251
Ark.-PB0-02-9199
Jackson St.0-02-10298
Alabama A&M0-01-7301
Alcorn St.0-01-8328
Texas So.0-01-8227
Miss. Val.0-01-9299
Prairie View0-01-9292

Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova0-010-010
Seton Hall0-09-118
St. Johns0-09-151
Butler0-08-247
Xavier0-08-246
Creighton0-09-3118
Providence0-08-373
Georgetown0-06-384
DePaul0-06-4190
Marquette0-06-459
 
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LOU 97
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MICH 93
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UVA 56
FORD 74 Final
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UK 74 Final
MIST 78
OHIO 69 Final
OHST 79
UTVA 40 Final
OKST 93
OAK 60 Final
UCLA 91
FLA 53 Final
WISC 59
DUKE 83 Final
KAN 94