November 20 2006 Internet News Services. Press Releases sent
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CBE Classic held in Kansas City Missouri
Number 13 nationally ranked Marquette Golden Eagles put on a
transition clinic in the first half Monday night, taking advantage
of the early turnover of Texas Tech on its way to a 87-72 victory
in the semi finals of the CBE Classic.
Wesley Mathews scored 20 points and Jerel McNeil matched
his career high with 19 points for the Marquette Golden Eagles,
who kept Texas Tech’s coach Bobby Knight at 873 career
Bobby Knight stayed three short of tying Adolph Rupp on the
Career list, and seven shy of breaking Dean Smith record of
‘I think the main problem was we ran into a better team than us,’
said Bobby Knight. ‘They showed it from the beginning. They
jumped all over us.’
The Marquette Golden Eagles, 5-0 record for 2006, forced 18
turnovers, converting them into 27 points, and scored 22 points
on fast breaks.
Dominic James had 16 points and David Cubillan added 11 for
Marquette, which received 7 assists from Jerel McNeil and
six from Wes Mathews.
Lazar Hayward scored giving Marquette a 20 point lead at 74-54
with 5 and a half minutes left, then Texas Tech Red Raiders
guard Benny Valentine hit back to back 3 pointers in an 8-0 run,
closing the score to 74-62 with just four minutes left. But Dom
James hit a layup 30 seconds later and Marquette never looked
Benny Valentine led Texas Tech with 17 points, Jarrius
Jackson added 14 and forward Darryl Dora scored 4.
College Basketball History
Purdue 74 Oklahoma 71 – November 21 2006
Lahaina Hawaii - Internet Wire Service by basketballhistorian.com
In a hard played game right from the get-go, two highly rated
college basketball teams thrilled fans in attendance almost every
minute of the game. The outcome in this consolation game of the
EA Sports Maui Invitational was the Purdue Boilermakers
defeating the Oklahoma Sooners 74-71.
Half time score showed Purdue up by a scant one point, 32-31.
The Purdue Boilermakers were led by 6 ft 7 inch, senior forward
Carl Landry, who hit 10 of 13 field goals attempted, made
10 of 12 free throws for 30 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Swingman Gary Watt helped Purdue with 11 rebounds and
14 points, and teammate Tarrance Crump, a 6 ft 1 inch guard,
chipped in 9 points as did guard Marcus Green.
With only 9.8 seconds remaining in the game, Austin Johnson
sunk a field goal and converted a free throw which pulled
the Sooners to with two points of Purdue, 73-71. A half
second later Oklahoma fouled Marcus Green, who made 1 of
2 attempts and 74-71 was the final.
Guard Austin Johnson was 5 for 15, and perfect in free throws,
5of-5, for 16 points and teammate guard Dave Godbold was 8 for
10 from the field, 1-of-1 free throw for a career high 17 points.
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