Marquette fell behind early and trailed by 24 points at halftime, suffering a 79-61 loss to the Michigan Wolverines in the semifinals of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Marquette (2-1) got 19 points and five rebounds from Luke Fischer, 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists from Haanif Cheatham and 11 points from Jajuan Johnson in the loss.
The Golden Eagles trailed by as many as 29 points, but closed the gap in the second half with a 15-2 run, drawing within 67-55. But that is as close as Marquette would get.
Michigan shot 59 percent in the opening half and 51 percent for the game. The Golden Eagles also helped out by committing 12 of their 15 turnovers in the first half.
Michigan put five players in double figures, led by Zak Irvin’s 16 points.
Marquette will face Pittsburgh at 3:30pm this afternoon.