Dominic James and Jerel McNeal scored 18 points each as No. 10 Marquette whipped Coppin State, 89-42, last night in Milwaukee.
Marquette (9-1) held Coppin State scoreless for more than seven minutes during a dominant 22-0 run that put the game out of reach midway through the second half, playing suffocating defense against a team that had been held under 40 points in its previous two games.
James and the Golden Eagles' backcourt shut down Tywain McKee, Coppin State's leading scorer at 17.1 points per game. McKee did not take a shot from the field in 13 first-half minutes and finished with two points, both on free throws.
It was the seventh straight loss for the Eagles (3-9).
Clemson 90, DePaul 74 -
Trevor Booker scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the No. 15 Tigers down the Blue Demons in the San Juan Shootout in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Booker, who went 10 of 12 from the free-throw line, was one of six players in double figures for Clemson (10-0), which got 15 points from Cliff Hammonds and 14 from Demontez Stitt.
Draelon Burns led DePaul (2-7) with 27 points.
Brigham Young 70, Southern Utah 55 -
Jonathan Tavernari scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half to power No. 21 Brigham Young past Southern Utah in Provo.
The win extended the Cougars' home winning streak to 38 games, the longest active streak in the nation.
The game also marked the return of former BYU coach Roger Reid, who coached the Cougars (10-2) for seven full seasons before being fired seven games into the 1996-97 campaign. Reid is in his first year as coach of the Thunderbirds (2-10).
Davis Baker and Geoff Payne led Southern Utah with 15 points each.
Rider 61, Rutgers 57 -
Harris Mansell scored 15 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minute, as the Broncs (8-4) defeated the Scarlet Knights (7-5) for the first time in 13 meetings, in Piscataway, N.J.
Rider appeared to be in command before Rutgers went on a 12-2 run to tie the game at 57 with 2 minutes, 2 seconds left to play. But Mansell gave Rider the lead for good when he made a layup with 38.8 seconds left.
Rutgers got 18 points from Anthony Farmer.
Wesley 58, College of New Jersey 57
- Mark Aziz scored 18 points for the Lions (2-6) in a nonconference loss to the Wolverines (6-2) in Ewing, N.J.