Marquette rolls past UWGB
Vander Blue added 14 points, Jimmy Butler 13, Dwight Buycks 12 and Darius Johnson-Odom 11 for Marquette (3-0).
Bryquis Perine scored 19 points and Steve Baker added 11 for Green Bay (1-1).
UWGB’s Brian Wardle won his head coaching debut with a 75-36 victory over Minnesota Duluth on Nov. 13. He found it much tougher going against his alma mater, where he was the third-leading in scorer in Marquette history when he graduated in 2001.
Green Bay won the opening tip and scored the first basket. But Buycks answered with one of Marquette’s four three-pointers in the first half, and the Golden Eagles never trailed again. The Phoenix kept the lead under 10 until midway through the first half before Crowder capped an 18-7 surge with a three-point play that pushed the lead to 40-20 with 6:35 left.
Marquette never let the lead slip below 15 in the second half in cruising to the victory.
Crowder was 7 for 11 from the floor and led the team with nine rebounds, including five offensive boards. Teammate Davante Gardner had 11 points, all in the second half.
Green Bay never had an answer to Marquette’s inside game as the Golden Eagles outmuscled the Phoenix for 52 points in the paint to 22.
Last updated: 3:26 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012