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Howard scores 21, leads Marquette past UTEP 76-69

MILWAUKEE (AP) Markus Howard scored 21 points and Marquette jumped out to a big lead early and held off UTEP 76-69 on Tuesday night.

Howard, coming off a homecourt record 45-point effort in Marquette's 83-71 victory over No. 12 Kansas State, hit all seven of his free throws and added five assists.

Freshman Joey Hauser scored 15 on 5-of-5 shooting from the floor for the Golden Eagles (7-2), while Sacar Anim pitched in 14 points and six boards. Sam Hauser had eight points, 10 rebounds and four assists, but he missed all six of his 3-point attempts as the Golden Eagles made just 18 percent (4 of 22) from distance.

Marquette jumped out to a 15-3 lead in the first 7:20 of the game. Freshman Jordan Lathon kept UTEP (3-5) within striking distance in the first half, scoring 15 of his career-high 26 points to pull the Miners within 37-30 at intermission.

Lathon's first points of second half pulled UTEP within 60-56 with 6:56 left to play. Howard followed with a 3-point play and the Golden Eagles stayed in front from there.

The two teams were playing for the second time. Marquette, now 6-0 at home, beat UTEP 77-65 in 1965.

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Key Players
N. Hawkins
M. Howard
34.8 Min. Per Game 34.8
22.6 Pts. Per Game 22.6
4.8 Ast. Per Game 4.8
4.8 Reb. Per Game 4.8
15.0 Field Goal % 43.0
25.0 Three Point % 35.8
81.8 Free Throw % 91.1
+ 2 Efe Odigie made layup 14.0
  Offensive rebound by Efe Odigie 16.0
  Jordan Lathon missed layup 18.0
+ 1 Markus Howard made 2nd of 2 free throws 29.0
+ 1 Markus Howard made 1st of 2 free throws 29.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Lathon 29.0
+ 2 Efe Odigie made layup, assist by Jordan Lathon 30.0
+ 1 Joey Hauser made 2nd of 2 free throws 37.0
  Joey Hauser missed 1st of 2 free throws 37.0
  Personal foul on Kobe Magee 37.0
+ 2 Jordan Lathon made layup 38.0
Team Stats
Points 69 76
Field Goals 25-59 (42.4%) 29-59 (49.2%)
3-Pointers 6-20 (30.0%) 4-22 (18.2%)
Free Throws 13-19 (68.4%) 14-21 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 33 40
Offensive 7 8
Defensive 26 30
Team 0 2
Assists 11 16
Steals 8 7
Blocks 0 3
Turnovers 15 13
Fouls 22 20
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 3 REB, 6 AST
21 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo Texas-El Paso 3-5 303969
home team logo Marquette 7-2 373976
Team Stats
away team logo Texas-El Paso 3-5 64.1 PPG 39.8 RPG 10.6 APG
home team logo Marquette 7-2 77.3 PPG 41 RPG 13.4 APG
Key Players
2
J. Lathon G 10.9 PPG 5.0 RPG 2.7 APG 40.0 FG%
0
M. Howard G 25.0 PPG 4.0 RPG 3.9 APG 42.0 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Lathon G 26 PTS 3 REB 6 AST
M. Howard G 21 PTS 3 REB 5 AST
42.4 FG% 49.2
30.0 3PT FG% 18.2
68.4 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Lathon 26 3 6 8/11 3/4 7/10 3 36 2 0 1 0 3
E. Odigie 17 10 0 8/13 0/0 1/2 1 31 2 0 1 3 7
E. Gilyard 10 3 1 4/15 1/8 1/2 1 39 0 0 5 2 1
N. Hawkins 9 4 2 2/11 1/3 4/5 3 28 2 0 3 1 3
P. Thomas 3 4 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 5 15 0 0 1 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Lathon 26 3 6 8/11 3/4 7/10 3 36 2 0 1 0 3
E. Odigie 17 10 0 8/13 0/0 1/2 1 31 2 0 1 3 7
E. Gilyard 10 3 1 4/15 1/8 1/2 1 39 0 0 5 2 1
N. Hawkins 9 4 2 2/11 1/3 4/5 3 28 2 0 3 1 3
P. Thomas 3 4 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 5 15 0 0 1 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Campbell 2 3 0 1/4 0/3 0/0 2 26 1 0 2 0 3
K. Ezeagu 2 4 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 4 9 0 0 2 1 3
K. Magee 0 2 2 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 13 1 0 0 0 2
A. Tarke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Verhoeven - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Boum - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Dekoninck - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Rhyanes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Averitt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Sullivan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Dill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Stroud - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 33 11 25/59 6/20 13/19 22 197 8 0 15 7 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Howard 21 3 5 6/17 2/8 7/7 3 38 1 0 2 0 3
J. Hauser 15 6 2 5/5 1/1 4/7 3 27 1 0 3 0 6
S. Anim 14 6 0 6/9 1/2 1/1 2 32 1 0 1 3 3
S. Hauser 8 10 4 4/10 0/6 0/0 2 30 1 1 2 2 8
T. John 6 0 0 3/7 0/0 0/2 3 14 0 1 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Howard 21 3 5 6/17 2/8 7/7 3 38 1 0 2 0 3
J. Hauser 15 6 2 5/5 1/1 4/7 3 27 1 0 3 0 6
S. Anim 14 6 0 6/9 1/2 1/1 2 32 1 0 1 3 3
S. Hauser 8 10 4 4/10 0/6 0/0 2 30 1 1 2 2 8
T. John 6 0 0 3/7 0/0 0/2 3 14 0 1 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Morrow 9 5 0 4/4 0/0 1/2 3 18 0 1 2 1 4
M. Heldt 3 2 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 6 1 0 0 2 0
J. Chartouny 0 5 4 0/4 0/4 0/0 2 26 1 0 2 0 5
J. Cain 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
B. Bailey 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 7 0 0 0 0 1
C. Marotta - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. McEwen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Eke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Elliott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lelito - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Jaffee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Gardiner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 38 16 29/59 4/22 14/21 20 200 7 3 13 8 30