No. 4 Marquette made a statement Tuesday with a 73-59 win over No. 1 Kansas at the Stan Sheriff Center in Hawaii to advance to the Maui Invitational championship game behind a balanced scoring attack. The Golden Eagles will face No. 2 Purdue in the title game Wednesday.
Marquette got the biggest contribution from big man Oso Ighodaro, who scored 21 points and played critical defense to slow down a potent Kansas offense. Marquette shot poorly from behind the 3-point line, but the lackluster shooting night from beyond the arc didn't make much of a difference.
Kansas star big man Hunter Dickinson was held to his lowest scoring output of the season with 13 points. Dickinson was slowed down in the first half after a hot start and didn't attempt a shot for the final nine minutes of the half.
Marquette will look to build on its already impressive resume against the Boilermakers. The Golden Eagles previously knocked off Illinois on the road last week and collected another Top 25 win against the top-ranked team in the country ahead of the Big East gauntlet that starts next month.
- Marquette recorded its second win in school history against a No. 1 overall team. The last time the Golden Eagles accomplished the feat was a 74-72 win over Villanova on Jan. 24, 2017 at home.
- Kansas will face its third Top 25 opponent this season Wednesday when they take on Tennessee. The Jayhawks already have a win over Kentucky on their resume.
- Only 28 number of total fouls were called in this game after 52 were called in the first semifinal matchup.