Kam Jones has 2nd straight 34-point game in No. 7 Marquette’s 88-64 rout of Xavier-ZoomTech News

Kam Jones celebrated his twenty second birthday by scoring 34 factors for a second straight recreation and No. 7 Marquette trounced slumping Xavier 88-64 on Sunday.

Jones shot 11 of 17 total and 6 of 10 on 3-point makes an attempt to match the career-best scoring complete he had produced Wednesday in a 105-71 blowout of DePaul. Over his final two video games, Jones has shot 23 of 32 from the ground and 14 of 20 from past the arc.

Jones is making a behavior of performing properly on his birthday. The day he turned 21, Jones scored 22 factors in a 90-84 victory over DePaul.

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Tyler Kolek added 11 factors, 10 assists and 7 rebounds to assist Marquette (21-6, 12-4 Massive East) win for the tenth time in 11 video games. Oso Ighodaro had 12 factors and David Joplin bought 10.

Xavier (13-14, 7-9) misplaced its fourth straight. Trey Inexperienced scored 16 factors, Quincy Olivari 14, Dailyn Swain 11 and Dayvion McKnight 10 for the Musketeers.

The primary 9 minutes of the sport featured six ties and 4 lead adjustments earlier than Marquette used its protection to take management. The Golden Eagles held Xavier scoreless for a stretch lasting over 5 ½ minutes whereas turning an 18-16 deficit right into a 25-18 lead. Marquette remained in entrance 36-26 on the half.

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After Xavier’s Olivari made a basket to open the second-half scoring, Marquette reeled off 10 straight factors to increase the margin to 46-28. Joplin scored the primary 5 factors and Jones had the final 5 throughout that spurt.

Marquette finally led by as many as 32.


Xavier: The Musketeers did not get sufficient manufacturing from their high gamers. Desmond Claude, who entered the day with 16.1 factors per recreation to rank second on the workforce, went scoreless and shot 0 for 8 in 27 minutes. Olivari, who was ranked fourth amongst all Division I gamers in 3-point proportion (.443), went 2 of 11 from past the arc.

Marquette: On a day when Marquette honored its 1974 Last 4 workforce in a halftime ceremony, the Golden Eagles confirmed why they’re able to making a deep NCAA Event run. In addition they continued their residence dominance. Marquette has gained 25 of its final 26 Massive East residence video games.


Marquette has an opportunity to maneuver up a spot by leapfrogging No. 4 Arizona, which has break up two video games because the final ballot got here out.


Xavier: Hosts DePaul on Wednesday.

Marquette: Hosts Windfall on Wednesday.

Reporting by The Related Press.

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