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Presbyterian vs. Marquette final score: MU keeps it rolling, nets ninth-straight win in rout over Presbyterian

Marquette goes into conference play strong.

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The Marquette Golden Eagles won their ninth game in a row and 10th overall on the season in an 84-66 rout over the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Sunday afternoon.

Despite meager efforts shooting the Golden Eagles were fueled by a solid effort in the second half in which the team shot 83.3 percent from the free throw line and 50.0 percent from the field in the second half.

Five MU players finished in double figures with the dynamic duo of Henry Ellenson and Luke Fischer each dropping 17 points in the game. Fischer got to the line 12 times on Sunday and made good on his opportunities, flushing in nine free throws on the day. Fischer also grabbed 14 boards, one less than his peer down low as the freshman Ellenson collected 15.

Presbyterian was tortured by turnovers all afternoon, committing 15 on the day, nine of which came in the first half of play. They finished the day with a TO% of 19.2 percent, almost three percent higher than Marquette's who committed 13. Sloppy play was certainly a lowlight on Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee.

Sandy Cohen, Haanif Cheatham and Duane Wilson joined Marquette's bigs in double figures scoring 12, 14 and 11 respectively.

The Golden Eagles now will turn their attention to Seton Hall in their first BIG EAST matchup of the season this Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.