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Marquette Eliminated from Big East Tourney

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Greg Monroe had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 22 Georgetown finally got the better of Marquette in a 80-57 victory Friday night that sent the Hoyas to the Big East tournament title game for the third time in four years.

Chris Wright followed his 27-point performance against top-seeded Syracuse in the quarterfinals with 15 points for Georgetown (23-9), which put the game away with a 14-1 run with under 10 minutes to go. The Hoyas will play West Virginia on Saturday night, looking to extend their record to eight tournament championships.

Jason Clark also had 15 points for Georgetown.

Jimmy Butler scored 17 points to lead Marquette (22-11), which had won three straight against Georgetown.

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