Before departing for a difficult game at Connecticut on Saturday, the Marquette Golden Eagles rolled to an easy 82-59 win over Rutgers at the Bradley Center on Tuesday night.
Darius Johnson-Odom scored 16 points and Maurice Acker hit 4 of 5 3-pointers to lead Marquette. The Golden Eagles (12-8, 3-5 Big East) went 9 of 17 from 3-point range and are shooting a Division I best 43.3 percent for the season from beyond the arc.
The Golden Eagles ended a 2-game slide with the win. They got some help from senior forward Lazar Hayward who had 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Those totals allowed Hayward to surpass 1600 points and 800 rebounds for his career. Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams said Haywards numbers are real impressive.
Rutgers (9-11, 0-8 Big East) remains winless in Big East Conference play. The average margin of defeat for the Scarlet Knights is 16 points.