MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Marquette had plenty of incentive to win its National Invitation Tournament second-round game against Boise State.
One day after special assistant Trey Schwab was released from the hospital, the Golden Eagles defeated Boise State, 66-53, behind 15 points from Travis Diener.
Schwab, who suffers from an incurable pulmonary disease, spent 34 days at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics after undergoing a double-lung transplant and barely surviving major complications that required open heart surgery.
Marquette (19-11) advanced to Thursday's quarterfinal at Iowa State, a 62-59 winner over Florida State earlier Tuesday.
Aaron Hayes scored 21 points for Boise State, which finished 23-10.