The pace of which Winnebago plays is the same up-tempo pace Marmion wants to play.
For much of the first half Thursday night, the Cadets struggled to keep pace.
Marmion turned the ball over 15 times, shot 38 percent in the first half and trailed by 10 at halftime. The Cadets' second-half rally fell short as they lost to Winnebago, 61-49, in the semifinals of the 85th Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament at DeKalb.
"We play at the exact same pace they play. That's what frustrating, the number of turnovers," Marmion coach Ryan Paradise said. "We practice it against ourselves every day. We're used to playing a fast paced. I was upset with some of the decision making considering we should be used to that already."
The Cadets (5-9) will play Hampshire (11-2) at 5 p.m. today in the third-place game. Hampshire beat Marmion, 63-60, in pool play last Friday.
Winnebago (14-0) ran out to a 22-8 lead with 1:20 remaining in the first quarter and led 22-13 after the first. The Cadets shot 5-for-16 and turned the ball over eight times in the quarter.
The Indians again led by 14, 37-23, with 3:15 remaining in the first half. Marmion held Winnebago scoreless the rest of the half, but only were able to cut the deficit to 10, 37-27, at halftime.
"We try to pressure on their top guys and make them turn the ball over," said Winnebago senior Jacoby Posley, who led all scorers with 19 points. "We try to keep a fast tempo in the first half and keep pressuring the ball."
The Cadets got the deficit down to three points twice in the third quarter as Matt Smith scored six points in the quarter.
Jordan Glasgow's basket with 3:25 remaining in the fourth got Marmion within 2, 49-47. Glasgow followed that with a steal to give the Cadets a chance to tie the game or take the lead. But they turned the ball over again and the Indians went on an 8-0 run to get back up by 10, 57-47, to put the game away.
Glasgow led the Cadets with 15 points, 11 in the first half. Tyler Maryanski added 11 points before missing the final 11:55 after falling on his back after going up for a layup.
Marmion finished with 25 turnovers.
Matt Reinke added 14 points for Winnebago.