Irvin leads Michigan to double-digit win over Marquette

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Derrick Walton Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines drives in the lane against Haanif Cheatham #25 of the Marquette Golden Eagles in the first half during the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Zak Irvin led five players in double figures with 16 points and Michigan pulled away late in the first half for a 79-61 victory over Marquette in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden Thursday night.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and reserve Mark Donnal added 15 points apiece for Michigan (3-0), which led for the final 33-plus minutes and beat Marquette for the 14th time in 20 meetings.

Michigan will face SMU in the championship game Friday.  Marquette will face Pittsburgh in the consolation game.

The Wolverines shot 59 percent in the first half and 51 percent overall.

Luke Fischer led the Golden Eagles (2-1) with 19 points, Hannif Cheatham added 12 and JaJuan Johnson contributed 11 but it was not nearly enough as Marquette shot 41 percent and committed 15 turnovers.


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