The Journal Gazette
Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:00 am

College Basketball

Boilermakers fall in early road test

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE – Koby McEwen scored 23 points to lead Marquette to a 65-55 win over Purdue on Wednesday at Fiserv Forum, the Golden Eagles' first win ever against the Boilermakers in 10 games.

The Boilermakers (1-2) led 38-35 at halftime before the Golden Eagles (2-0) rallied in the second half.

Purdue led 52-49 with 6:04 remaining after Jahaad Proctor made a 3-pointer. Marquette then tightened up on defense and went on an 11-0 run to take a 60-52 lead with 1:34 remaining. Markus Howard's fadeway jumper from the wing capped the run. Howard finished with 18 points.

Sacar Anim scored five points in the run while McEwen and Howard each hit a pair of free throws.

Matt Haarms led the Boilers with 14 and right rebounds. Proctor 13 points and Eric Hunter Jr, added eight points, seven rebounds and four assists.

BALL ST. 67, UIC 48: In Chicago, Tahjai Teague had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the Cardinals.

Ishmael El-Amin had 14 points and six assists for Ball St. (2-1). K.J. Walton added 12 points and nine rebounds.

Deon Ejim had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Flames (1-2). Brian Taylor added 10 points. Jacob Wiley had nine rebounds.

Godwin Boahen, whose 16 points per game heading into the matchup led the Flames, scored 6 points (1 of 17).

No. 4 LOUISVILLE 91, INDIANA ST. 62: In Louisville, Kentucky, Jordan Nwora scored 21 points, Dwayne Sutton added 14 and the Cardinals shot 59% from the field to run past the Sycamores.

The Cardinals (3-0) made 14 of their first 17 shots for a 16-point lead through 11 minutes on the way to a 47-26 advantage at the break. Nwora's 14 points, including a pair of 3s got Louisville going, and Sutton had 10 before the break.

Nwora, a junior forward, finished 5 of 10 shooting for his third consecutive game of 20 points or more. Sutton and Steven Enoch each grabbed 10 rebounds as Louisville owned the glass 42-21.

OHIO ST. 76, No. 10. VILLANOVA 51: In Columbus, Ohio, Chris Holtmann's 18th-ranked Buckeyes looked NCAA Tournament-ready in their third game, racing out to a big lead, playing solid defense and smothering the Wildcats for a significant early-season victory.

Ohio State (3-0) came out firing, with Duane Washington Jr. opening the game with a pair of 3s and CJ Walker adding another for a quick 9-0 lead.

The Buckeyes bolted to a 19-3 lead, led by as many as 27 and held a 40-22 advantage at the intermission of this Gavitt Tipoff Game.

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