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Penn State men will get Marquette
MILWAUKEE — Andrew Rowsey scored 29 points and dished out nine assists and Marquette had its highest-scoring output of the season in a 101-92 victory over Oregon on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of the NIT.
Marquette will now play host to Penn State on Tuesday night with a trip to the semifinals on the line. The Nittany Lions won at Notre Dame on Saturday.
Rowsey scored 16 of Marquette’s 30 first-quarter points as the Golden Eagles led by 11 points. He was 5 of 6 from distance, including a four-point play for a 21-11 lead. Marquette scored a season-high 58 points before halftime for the most points allowed in a half by Oregon this season. The Golden Eagles shot 57 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, including 10 of 19 from distance.
Marquette led by 25 points early in the fourth quarter and kept a double-digit lead until Payton Pritchard’s dunk at the final horn.
Markus Howard made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points for Marquette (21-13). Rowsey finished with six 3-pointers — for the sixth time this season.
MiKyle McIntosh went 15 of 18 from the free-throw line — both career highs — and scored 25 points for Oregon (23-13).
— The Associated Press