MILWAUKEE Dominic James scored 13 points, including the 1,000th of his career, and No. 10 Marquette shook off a halftime deficit to beat Utah Valley 66-55 on Monday night.
James hit a 3-pointer with 4:20 to play that gave the Golden Eagles (2-0) a 57-50 lead. Joe Walker of Utah Valley hit one free throw, and Marquette's Wesley Matthews responded with a lean-in jumper that made it 59-51 with 4:20 remaining.
The Golden Eagles also sputtered in their season opener, needing a second-half run to beat IUPUI on Saturday.
Dwight Burke and David Cubillan both added 12 points for Marquette and Lazar Hayward had 11.
Ryan Toolson was 5-for-9 from 3-point range and scored 20 points for Utah Valley (0-2).
Marquette opened the second half with a 12-3 run for a seven-point lead before Utah Valley's Ryan Toolson hit a 3-pointer. Ousmane Barro of Marquette and Walker then tangled on the other end of the court, leading to a brief but tense confrontation.
Barro fell to the floor, and Walker continued to stand directly above him after play had been stopped. Barro got up, and the two began arguing before being separated by teammates.
Walker extended his hand to Barro after the confrontation cooled down, but Barro refused to acknowledge the gesture. Both coaches then made substitutions, taking Barro and Walker out of the game before play continued.
With a free throw earlier in the second half, James became the 38th player in school history to score 1,000 points. James, who flirted with an early entry to the NBA draft in the offseason but decided to return to Marquette, needed nine points entering the game.
Utah Valley, Division I's top independent last season, took a 34-32 halftime lead on tough defense and hot 3-point shooting by Toolson and Richard Troyer.
Toolson was 4-for-6 on 3s in the first half but he did miss a free throw just before halftime, a rare occurrence for a player who was the nation's top free-throw shooter at 97 percent last season. Troyer was 2-for-3 from 3-point range.
Utah Valley held Marquette to 38.7 percent shooting in the first half as guard Jerel McNeal was 2-for-12.
CS-SAN BERNADINO 71, WEBER STATE 59: At Los Angeles, Lance Ortiz scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers in the second half, and Division II Cal State-San Bernardino defeated Weber State in the first round of the CBE Classic on Monday night.
David Reichel added 14 points, hitting four 3-pointers, and Steve Gaston and Michael Earl added 10 points each for the Coyotes.
Kellen McCoy and Tyler Billings had 11 points each for defending Big Sky champion Weber State (1-1), which lost to UCLA in the first round of last season's NCAA tournament.
Cal State led by three points to start the second half, then opened with a 29-13 run to put the game away. Ortiz launched the spurt with consecutive 3-pointers and added another before Gaston hit two to put the Coyotes up 63-44.
The Wildcats committed 20 turnovers but dominated the boards 30-19, including a career-high 14 by Arturas Valeika.
The Coyotes earned a second-round matchup Tuesday against either UCLA (1-0) or Youngstown State, which met in the late game. Weber State will play the loser Tuesday.
Cal State's game was considered an exhibition, as will Tuesday's game because Division II schools cannot consider nonexempt games played before Nov. 15 as regular-season games.
The winner of the Los Angeles regional of the CBE Classic advances to the semifinals Nov. 19 in Kansas City.
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 89, SALT LAKE METRO: SLCC (2-0) opened a 23-point halftime lead and never let up in beating Salt Lake Metro.
Sophomore Aaron Smith connected on five of six three-point shots to lead SLCC with 18 points. Three other Bruins finished in double figure points Brian Green with 17, Davell Jackson 11, and Vassy Banny 10.
KANSAS STATE 87, SOUTHERN UTAH 38: At Manhattan, Kansas, the T-Birds dropped their road opener Monday night, falling to 1-1 while KSU improved to 2-0.
Anne Westwood scored 11 points to lead the Thunderbirds as Challis Pascucci led the team with six rebounds.
SUU returns home to host Utah Valley State in an in-state battle set for 7 p.m. Thursday.