Kenny Cox | BYU Athletic Communications | Posted Mar 15, 2012 3:37 PM | Updated Mar 15, 2012 4:14 PM
(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
Brandon Davies recorded a second-straight double-double and 9th of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds. He added 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal.
Craig Cusick scored 12 points to tie a career high. He chipped in 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Noah Hartsock concluded his BYU career, scoring 15 points, including 13 in the second half. He finished with 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. His 1 block leaves him in a tie with Shawn Bradley for second place all-time at BYU with 177 for his career. He also drained 2 treys for the second time this season.
BYU assisted on 16 of 23 makes for the game, good for a 69.6 percent clip. The team finished the year assisting on 599 of 974 baskets, 61.3 percent and averaged 17.1 assists per game, No. 6 in the nation.
The Cougars had 3 players in double figures, Davies (19), Hartsock (15) and Cusick (12).
BYU concluded the season with a 26-9 record, the 6th-straight season with at least 25 wins. Coach Rose has never lost more than 9 games in a season at the helm of the program.
Marquette jumped out to a 12-4 lead, making 3 treys in the first 3:30 of the game.
The Golden Eagles continued to dominate the glass, picking up 18 rebounds including 9 offensive rebounds at the 7:45 mark in the first half, stretching their lead to 33-17.
BYU used an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 42-31 with 2:30 left in the first half.
The Cougars came out of the locker room playing tough defense, creating 6 turnovers in the first 4 minutes and converting them into points to cut the lead to 50-43 with a Craig Cusick 3-pointer and 16:02 on the clock.
Marquette picked up 3-straight offensive rebounds and eventually landed another 3-point shot to take a 66-52 lead with 11:34 remaining.
BYU trimmed the deficit down to 10 multiple times but a late run by Marquette put the game away, rolling to a 88-68 win.