Marquette 70, Cincinnati 61

March 8, 2003 at 4:14 PM

MILWAUKEE, March 8 (UPI) -- Dwayne Wade scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half Saturday as the eighth-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles wrapped up the Conference USA title with a 70-61 victory over Cincinnati.

Marquette (23-4, 14-2 C-USA American) finished one game ahead of Memphis for the league crown. The Golden Eagles became the first team other than Cincinnati (17-10 9-7) to win the regular-season title in the eight-year history of the league.

Wade made just two of six shots and committed four turnovers in the first half as Marquette trailed, 33-29. The Golden Eagles shot just 37 percent over the first 20 minutes.

Marquette used a 16-6 run to open the second half and take command, seizing a 45-39 advantage. Wade scored nine points in the spurt, including a thunderous dunk to cap it.

Tony Bobbitt scored 13 points for Cincinnati, which lost for the seventh time in 11 games.

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