Marquette's short stay at Madison Square Garden was a total mess.
Kyle Kuric scored 20 points, Peyton Siva added 18 and Louisville forced the ninth-ranked Golden Eagles into a season-high 26 turnovers, advancing to the Big East tournament semifinals with an 84-71 victory Thursday night.
''I'm not sure that they've had a better meal all year long than what we served them tonight,'' Marquette coach Buzz Williams said. ''I did a really bad job.''
Wearing a new set of bright orange, neon-looking uniforms, the seventh-seeded Cardinals flashed their quick hands all over the court and held Big East Player of the Year Jae Crowder to 10 points in 31 foul-plagued minutes.
Marquette entered as the top-scoring squad in the league at 76.1 points per game. But the defense of Chane Behanan and reserve Jared Swopshire made it a very tough night for Crowder and his teammates.
Next stop, the NCAA tournament.
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