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Gardner scores 20, No. 25 Marquette dominates George Washington in semis at Wooden, 70-60

Davante Gardner scored 20 points and had nine rebounds to lead No. 25 Marquette to a 76-60 victory over George Washington University on Friday in the semifinals of the Wooden Legacy.

Marquette (5-2) used a 12-2 run early in the first half to build a double-digit lead, and never trailed.

The Colonials (5-1) tried to stage a couple of comebacks in the second half but never got any closer than the final 10-point margin.

George Washington hurt itself by shooting just 35 percent from the floor, and making just 15 of 25 free throws.

Gardner had 14 of his game-high 20 points, when the Golden Eagles built a 21-point halftime lead. Jake Thomas added 13 points for the Marquette.

The Colonials were led by Kethan Savage and Maurice Creek, who scored 15 and 14 points, respectively.