After two sluggish wins to start the season, the Marquette Golden Eagles’ play finally caught up to them Wednesday night in Bloomington, as the Indiana Hoosiers rolled to a 96-73 victory.
Indiana shot 63% from the field en route to the victory, which was never in doubt. The Hoosiers opened the game on a 19-4 run, and led 47-34 at the half. Things got even worse for Marquette in the second half.
Many were interested what would happen once Marquette went up against an opponent that didn’t allow them to do what they wanted on offense, and we got our answer on Wednesday.
The Hoosiers smothered the Golden Eagles defensively, forcing them into bad shots. Marquette shot just 5-23 from beyond the arc, and everyone aside from Markus Howard, Sam Hauser, and Joey Hauser (the trio combined for 54 of Marquette’s 73 points) had trouble getting anything going.
Freshman standout Romeo Langford had a game-high 22 points for the Hoosiers, to go along with five rebounds, three steals, and two blocks.
The Big East is now in a 4-1 hole in the Gavitt Games.
Marquette returns to Milwaukee to host Presbyterian on Saturday.