Cheatham scores 20, Marquette beats IUPUI 104-79

November 23, 2016
IUPUI's Kellon Thomas passes around Marquette's Traci Carter during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Haanif Cheatham scored 20 points and Marquette shot 60 percent from the floor in the first half to beat IUPUI 104-79 Tuesday night to close out the 2K Classic.

The Golden Eagles last topped 100 points in its 101-93 win at St. John’s on March 9.

Katin Reinhardt scored 16 and made a career-high eight free throws. Marquette rolled to a 57-37 halftime advantage, making 16 of 17 free throws (94 percent) in the first half.

Luke Fischer scored 14 points, Duane Wilson had 13, Jajuan Johnson added 11 and Marquette (3-2) led by as many as 32 points in the second half. The Golden Eagles finished shooting 57 percent from the floor (36-63).

Ron Patterson scored 15 for IUPUI (2-3), including three 3s and three dunks, Darell Combs scored 15 and Matt O’Leary had 12.

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