Nov. 10. 2017

MU TOPS MOUNT ST. MARY'S, 80-59, IN LIDLIFTER

Marquette led by as many as 37 on its way to an 80-59 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Friday evening in its season lidlifter at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Senior guard Andrew Rowsey posted a game-high 23 points along with five assists and three steals as the Golden Eagles (1-0) captured their mainland game as part of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

Mount St. Mary’s senior guard Junior Robinson scored a team-high 20 points after averaging 32.5 points per game in the Mountaineers’ two exhibition contests.

Junior center Matt Heldt reached double digits for the second time in his career with 13 points, while Haanif Cheatham(13) and Markus Howard (11) also reached the threshold.

Marquette improves to 85-16 all-time in season lidlifters and has won 17 of its last 18 openers overall.  

The Golden Eagles return to the Al McGuire Court on Tuesday, Nov. 14 against No. 20/21 Purdue at 7:30 p.m. The contest will be broadcast live on FS1 from the BMO Harris Bradley Center as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.