Though the competition was lacking, Marquette played arguably its most complete game of the season, rolling past IUPUI 86-50 Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Eagles shot 64.9 percent from the field and hit six 3-pointers. The percentage came close to setting a new program record. The old record was 67.4 percent against Notre Dame on Jan. 30, 1982.
Davante Gardner led Marquette with 20 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Jajuan Johnson (10), Deonte Burton (10), Jamil Wilson (16) and Juan Anderson (11) joined Gardner in double digits.
Marquette also dominated the Jaguars on the glass, outrebounding them 46-23. The Golden Eagles did turn the ball over 16 times, however.
Ian Chiles led IUPUI with 21 points.
The Golden Eagles started fast, despite not playing since last Saturday, leading 18-2 just 7:28 into the game. The lead swelled to 27-7 on a Davante Gardner layup and led 43-18 at the half.
Marquette shot 58.6 percent while allowing IUPUI to shoot just 28.6 percent in the first 20 minutes.
Juan Anderson had 11 points in the half, with Jamil Wilson chipping in 10. The Golden Eagles also owned a 22-9 edge on the glass in the first 20 half.
Marquette had 15 assists on 17 made baskets in the half, which set a season-high for assists in a half.
More to come.