Freshmen Sam Hauser and Markus Howard combined for 34 points to lead the Marquette Golden Eagles to a 89-79 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in men’s college basketball in Athens, Georgia on Sunday.
Hauser and Howard combined to hit seven of the team’s 13 three-pointers.
Hauser finished with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field. Howard added 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting. Together, the freshmen duo played 50 minutes and committed just one turnover.
It was Hauser that responded in the second half with several key plays after the Bulldogs cut Marquette’s 16-point lead down to two. He triggered an 11-0 run as the Golden Eagles pulled away.
Jajuan Johnson added 16 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals for Marquette. It’s the fourth straight win for the Golden Eagles (6-2). They’ll return home to host Fresno State on Tuesday night.