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Updated: Saturday, December 7, 2002 7:18 PM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(10) Marquette 101, Appalachian St 78
APPALACHIAN ST. MOUNTAINEERS
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MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Dwyane Wade scored 31 points and Robert Jackson added 25 as 10th-ranked Marquette recorded its 20th straight home victory with a 101-78 rout of Appalachian State.

Wade, the team's leading scorer in each of its first six games, tallied 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the opening half and the Golden Eagles (5-1) took a 43-35 lead into the locker room.

Marquette then opened the second half with a 20-5 run to grab a commanding 63-40 lead with 13:27 to play.

Johnathan Mitchell scored 22 points for the Mountaineers (2-2), who lost for the third time in as many all-time meetings with Marquette, dating to the 1996-97 season.

The Golden Eagles were trailing, 34-32, when Wade and Jackson combined for all of the scoring on Marquette's 11-1 run during the final 2:52 of the first half.

Wade made a basket off a fast break, blocked a shot and then converted a layup with 1:59 remaining to give the Golden Eagles a slender 36-35 lead.

Jackson converted a three-point play before Wade made a pair of free throws and added a dunk with 37 seconds to go, establishing Marquette's eight-point lead at the half.

Wade reached double figures for the 23rd straight game.


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