In their final non-conference game before the start of Big East play, Marquette beat Samford 71-48. Routine beating for the Golden Eagles, and a game that featured a dunk that was anything but “routine” by freshman Deonte Burton. Samford’s Emeka Ikezu attempted to get in the way but was unsuccessful.
Burton was all over the stat sheet in the win, accounting for 13 points, four rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals off the bench. And he’ll be a key figure for the Golden Eagles moving forward, as the preseason favorite to win the Big East will need to rack up the quality wins in conference play.
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