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Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:29 AM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(13) Marquette 97, Eastern Ill 74
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MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Dwyane Wade's perfect first half carried Marquette to an easy win.

Wade scored 23 of his 28 points in the first half as the 13th-ranked Golden Eagles cruised to a 97-74 victory over Eastern Illinois.

Wade is Marquette's leading scorer and rebounder and considered one of the best players in the nation. The junior guard was flawless in the first 20 minutes, making all 11 of his shots for a new school record.

The Golden Eagles (4-0) had a 54-35 halftime lead and were never threatened in the second half. Wade finally missed 80 seconds into the second half and finished 13-of-16 from the field.

Robert Jackson took over the offense in the second half, scoring 18 of his 22 points in the final 20 minutes. He made 10-of-16 shots as Marquette shot 60 percent (40-of-67) overall.

Travis Diener and freshman Steve Novak scored 11 points apiece as the Golden Eagles stretched their home winning streak to 19 games, their longest since 1995.

Henry Domercant scored 27 points and J.R. Reynolds had 23 for Eastern Illinois (1-3), which has lost three straight after a season-opening win at Boise State.


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