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February 13, 2008
Golden Eagles Overwhelm Pirates
Jerel McNeal and Wesley Matthews each added 14 points for the Golden Eagles (17-6, 7-5 Big East Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Jeremy Hazell had 18 points to pace the Pirates (15-10, 5-7), while Brian Laing finished with 17 and Eugene Harvey added 14.
Marquette took command early on, going on a 15-0 run over an almost seven-minute span of the first half to take a 21-4 lead. Hayward had two rebound baskets during that stretch, and Ousmane Barro also scored twice during the run.
The Golden Eagles led 40-22 at the break, then pulled away in the second half, leading by as many as 28 points.