NCAA Basketball

Joplin sparks Marquette to 97-73 win over Central Michigan

MILWAUKEE (AP) David Joplin helped lead Marquette past Central Michigan on Thursday with 23 points off of the bench in a 97-73 victory.

Joplin shot 8 for 12, including 6 for 10 from beyond the arc for the Golden Eagles (2-0). Olivier-Maxence Prosper scored 13 points and added six rebounds and three steals. Ben Gold shot 4 for 9 (1 for 5 from 3-point range) and 2 of 3 from the free throw line to finish with 11 points.

Jesse Zarzuela led the Chippewas (0-1) in scoring with 17 points. Brian Taylor added 15 points and nine rebounds for Central Michigan. In addition, Kevin Miller had 14 points and four assists.

Marquette entered halftime up 47-29. Joplin paced the team in scoring in the first half with 11 points. Marquette outscored Central Michigan in the second half by six points, with Joplin scoring a team-high 12 points after the break.


Marquette next plays Tuesday against Purdue on the road, and Central Michigan will host Eastern Illinois on Sunday.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Updated November 11, 2022

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