MILWAUKEE — Matt Carlino scored 20 points and Luke Fischer added 17 as Marquette, despite poor shooting, clamped down on DePaul 58-48 in the Big East season finale between two struggling teams on Saturday.
Marquette (12-18, 4-14 Big East) ended a six-game losing streak while sending DePaul (12-19, 6-12) to its seventh-straight loss.
Carlino made all five of Marquette's 3-pointers, finishing 5 of 14 from long range while the rest of the Golden Eagles launched eight more 3-point attempts.
DePaul came in averaging nearly eight 3-pointers a game — hitting 241 for a single-season record — but were just 3 of 6 from deep against Marquette. Jamee Crockett led the Blue Demons with 14 points and Myke Henry 12.
Each team shot just shy of 33 percent from the field. Thanks to Creighton's 75-73 loss to Xavier Saturday, Marquette grabbed the No. 9 seed into the Big East tournament.
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