LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Jerel McNeal scored 20 points and teammate Dominic James added 18 to lead 11th-ranked Marquette to a 91-to-61 victory over Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the EA Sports Maui Invitational tonight.
The Golden Eagles will play the winner of the game between
Number 13 Duke and Illinois for the title tomorrow night.
Marquette opened the game with a 13-to-2 spurt over the first
The Cowboys missed six of their first seven shots and turned the
ball over four times in the opening burst. It stayed that way
throughout the first half as Marquette took a 46-to-28 lead.
Terrel Harris had 17 points and freshman James Anderson added 14
for OSU (2-2).
The Golden Eagles shot 52.6 percent for the game (30-for-57) and
they finished with a 43-to-28 rebound advantage.
The Cowboys shot 39 percent overall (23-for-59), but were just
4-for-23 from 3-point range.