Jan. 10, 2009

MILWAUKEE (AP) -Jerel McNeal scored 26 points as No. 18 Marquette beat No. 25 West Virginia 75-53 Saturday.

Dominic James added 17 points and Wesley Matthews scored all 13 of his points in the second half for the Golden Eagles (15-2, 4-0 Big East), who recovered from a rough shooting start against a physical Mountaineers team to take control in the second half.

Da'Sean Butler led West Virginia (11-4, 1-2) with 16 points, but got into foul trouble just after halftime and was held scoreless in the second half.