Marquette tops Petoskey to win Tip-off Classic

12/2/2018 | Game Recap | By Drew Kochanny

O n Friday night when the Marquette boys opened their 2018-19 season, Marquette coach Brad Nelson knew his team left way too many chances for stops on the defensive end on the floor. 

Though they came away with an overtime victory over Brighton, Nelson needed to see his team take a step forward defensively. 

The Redmen got their chance with a quick turnaround on Saturday in the annual Petoskey Tip-off Classic championship game, where they met host Petoskey and responded by turning defensive stops into baskets in bunches. 

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