Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Behind a career-high 30 points from Vander
Blue, the 25th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles took down the South Florida
Bulls, 63-50, in a Big East bout at the Bradley Center.
Blue shot 13-of-20 from the field for Marquette (15-4, 6-1 Big East), which
extended its home winning streak to 21 games and is now tied atop the Big East
standings with Syracuse. Trent Lockett added 10 points and eight rebounds for
the home team.
JaVontae Hawkins scored 14 points to lead USF (10-10, 1-7), which has lost
three straight a seven of eight. Victor Rudd chipped in 13 points and four
steals, while Zach LeDay tallied 10 points and seven rebounds.
Marquette led the game 10-3 less than four minutes in, but USF responded with
a 17-7 run to take a 20-17 lead on a LeDay 3-pointer at the 7:25 mark. The
Golden Eagles closed out the half on a high note however, and they went into
intermission with a 28-24 advantage.
Blue took control after the break with 21 of his 30 points, as the Golden
Eagles led by double-digits for most of the second half.
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