Matt Carlino didnt have a great night as the Marquette Golden Eagles barely squeaked by the N.J.I.T. Highlanders 62-57 on Monday night. The Golden Eagles turned in an ugly shooting performance making just 18 of 51 shots from the floor (35.3 percent), including 3 of 10 from behind the arc (30 percent) and 23 of 34 from the free-throw line (67.6 percent).
Juan Anderson led Marquette with 20 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the field to go along with nine rebounds and two steals. The only other starter to score in double figures was Duane Wilson who had 18 points on the strength of a 9-for-10 clip from the free-throw line. While he didnt fill it up (seven points on 2 of 7 shooting), Steve Taylor Jr. owned the glass on both ends of the floor and finished the game with 12 boards.
The Highlanders had two players score in double figures led by Damon Lynn with 13 points. He also contributed seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. Daquan Holiday added 12 points on a perfect shooting night (4 of 4 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line), as well as five rebounds.
Carlino played 22 minutes in the win and came away with a single point on 0 of 5 shooting from the floor and 1 of 3 shooting from the free-throw line. He did manage three assists, two steals, a rebound and a block with only one turnover.
On the season, he is averaging 8.5 points, 5 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals for the 2-2 Golden Eagles. Up next on the schedule is a game on Thanksgiving night against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.