Junior forward Kevin Jones has netted a game-best 13 points to help the No. 6-seeded Marquette Golden Eagles in a second-round contest of the 2011 Big East Conference Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The winner advances to play Thursday in the quarterfinals against No. 3 (9 p.m. on ESPN).take a 36-29 halftime advantage over No. 11
The Mountaineers (20-10) used a 12-2 run in the half's final five minutes to earn a seven-point margin heading into the locker room. Senior guard Joe Mazzulla has five points, three rebounds and three assists. Teammates senior guard
Senior forward Jimmy Butler has scored a team-best 8 points for Marquette (19-13), which earned a first-round victory, 87-66, over No. 14 on Tuesday. Teammate sophomore center scored a team-best 7 points.