Scores

Final

Cincinnati 67

(23-7, 10-7 Big East)

Marquette 60

(18-12, 9-8 Big East)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, March 2, 2011

BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1 2 T
CIN 37 3067
MARQ 31 2960

Top Performers

Cincinnati: Y. Gates 11 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

Marquette: J. Butler 30 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Stl

Cincinnati 67, Marquette 60

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Cashmere Wright scored 15 points and Yancy Gates added 11 points and 11 rebounds to help Cincinnati beat Marquette 67-60 on Wednesday night, likely giving the Bearcats an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament.

The Bearcats (23-7, 10-7 Big East) reached double figures in conference wins for the first time since joining in 2005-06 and will finish with their first winning record in Big East play.

Cincinnati took control early in the second half with a 9-0 run and never let Marquette (18-12, 9-8) get closer than five points down the stretch despite 30 points from senior Jimmy Butler on senior night.

Darius Johnson-Odom added 15 points, but the rest of the team scored just 15 more against the Big East's toughest scoring defense and the Golden Eagles may again be close to the tournament bubble.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CIN
MARQ
Points 67 60
FG Made-Attempted 28-56 (.500) 19-49 (.388)
3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 3-15 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 19-26 (.731)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 6

2010-11 Season

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