No. 8 Marquette mauls No. 12 Texas in Big East-Big 12 Battle

Tyler Kolek scored a season-high 28 points and Kam Jones added 17 as No. 8 Marquette bounced back from an in-state-rivalry loss to rout No. 12 Texas 86-65 in a Big East-Big 12 Battle game on Wednesday in Milwaukee.Marquette (7-2) was coming off 75-64 loss at Wisconsin on Saturday. Texas (6-2) had won two straight after an 81-71 defeat against No. 5 UConn.The Golden Eagles gained control with a 13-point run to close the first half for a 42-28 lead. Marquette pushed the edge to 62-36 on Kolek’s layup with 11:56 remaining.Marquette, which shot 7 of 29 from beyond the arc in the loss to Wisconsin, hit a season-high 14 3-pointers on 30 attempts against the Longhorns. Jones was 5 of 8 and Kolek 4 of 9 from long range.Kolek made 11 of 16 field-goal attempts, dished out six assists and had eight rebounds to pace the Golden Eagles to a 37-30 advantage on the boards.Max Abmas had 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting for Texas, and Chendall Weaver added 10 points. The Longhorns were 4 of 16 from 3-point range.

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