Marquette responded to its tough overtime loss to Georgetown last week by dismantling the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 67-37, AP reports. The 21st-ranked team hasn't held an opponent to so few points since 2004; no Eagles player scored more than six. Lazar Hayward had 18 points and 11 boards for the Golden Eagles, in striking contrast to his recent play.
Hayward had gone 0-for-8 against Georgetown, but shot 50% last night, including three 3-pointers. Wesley Matthews and Dominic James added 12 and 11 points for Marquette in a game that saw 15 players take the court. Gulf Coast shot 28% from the field, clearly stymied by Georgetown's big men.