Marquette 69, Savannah St. 51

MILWAUKEE - Dominic James and Wesley Matthews each scored 22 points to lead Number 18 Marquette to a 69-51 victory over Savannah State today.

Matthews, who established a career high in points, had 12 in the first half, but the Golden Eagles couldn't pull away from the Tigers (6-12), who played without Javon Randolph, their injured leading scorer who is injured.

Marquette (13-2), which handed Savannah State its 12th loss in its last 13 games, broke open a close game at the start of the second half. James scored eight points in a 19-to-6 run as Marquette opened a 51-to-37 lead.

Joseph Flegler had 15 points for Savannah State.