November 23, 2017 / 4:10 AM / a year ago

Marquette duo combines for 50 in win over LSU

Marquette duo combines for 50 in win over LSU

Andrew Rowsey and Sam Hauser combined for 50 points, helping Marquette overcome a huge performance from LSU freshman guard Tremont Waters in a 94-84 victory for the Golden Eagles on Wednesday at the Maui Invitational at Lahaina Civic Center in Hawaii.

Rowsey scored 30 points, including a 16-for-16 performance from the foul line, and Hauser finished with 20 points, including five 3-pointers, for the Golden Eagles (3-2), who bounced back from a loss to No. 6 Wichita State.

Waters poured in a career-high 39 points for LSU (3-2). The Tigers fell behind big early, but rallied to keep the game close into the second half.

The Golden Eagles built a double-digit lead with a 10-0 run midway through the second half. Sacar Anim had a 3-pointer and a dunk during the spurt, and Rousey knocked down a 3-pointer to give Marquette a 73-61 lead with seven minutes to play.

Anim finished with 12 points off the bench.

Marquette hit 10 of its first 11 shots, including six 3-pointers, to take a 29-16 lead midway through the first half. LSU chipped away at the lead and was back within six after a Brandon Rachal dunk with five minutes left in the half.

Waters has 22 points in the first half, but Marquette led 46-44 at halftime, behind 18 points from Hauser.

Sophomore guard Skylar Mays finished with 10 points for LSU.

The Golden Eagles shot 57.8 percent from the field.

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