Marquette will play Brigham Young tomorrow afternoon in the N-C-A-A men's tournament. B-Y-U came back from 25 points down in the first half last night to eliminate Iona 78-to-72 in a first-round game in Dayton Ohio. The Cougars improved to 26-and-8. They earned the 14th-seed and the right to play the Number-three Golden Eagles in a West Regional game in Louisville. B-Y-U committed 13 turnovers in the first half, before scoring 17 straight points in the second half to catch up. And the Cougars closed the game with a 12-2 run. Marquette coach Buzz Williams will get his team ready to play an up-tempo B-Y-U squad that averaged 78 points a game going into the tournament. Marquette averages around 76. Meanwhile, Wisconsin is getting ready to play its N-C-A-A opener tomorrow in Albuquerque against Montana.
The U-W Milwaukee men's basketball team ended its season last night with an 83-to-73 loss at Texas Christian in the opening game of the College Basketball Invitational. T-C-U led by eight at the break. The Panthers tied the game just over 16 minutes left. But the Horned Frogs then took the lead for good on a three-pointer by Nate Butler. T-C-U shot 50-percent from the floor, and they out-scored Milwaukee 19-to-1 at the free-throw line. Six Horned Frogs scored in double figures, led by Craig Williams and Amric Fields with 15 points each. Tony Meier scored 18 for U-W Milwaukee, which ended its season at 20-and-14. Texas Christian improved to 18-and-14, and advanced to the C-B-I's second round.