Providence vs Marquette

Marquette 81, Providence 71

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - Vander Blue scored 13 points and played suffocating defense on the Big East's leading scorer to lead Marquette to an 81-71 victory over Providence Saturday in a game delayed several times because of a dive-bombing bat.

Junior Cadougan led Marquette (14-4, 5-1 Big East) with 15 points, and Trent Lockett and Davante Gardner added 13 each as part of a balanced Marquette attack.

Bryce Cotton, who came in averaging 21.9 points per game, led Providence (10-10, 2-6) with 19 hard-earned points. He attempted just nine shots and made five.

The game included several delays in the second half due to a bat circling the arena - and occasionally swooping to the floor, sending coaches, players and referees scrambling.

Marquette was coming off a 63-61 overtime loss to Cincinnati last Saturday, and four of its first five conference games went to overtime or came down to the last possession.

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Providence Friars
L. Henton, F374-124-450212
K. Batts, F182-72-23046
B. Cotton, G395-96-844219
V. Council, G333-72-41829
K. Dunn, G213-34-510410
S. Johnson256-122-361414
T. Bancroft130-01-23021
J. Fortune130-20-00120
L. Goldsbrough10-00-00000
Totals 23-5221-2827142271
 44.2%75% 
Marquette Golden Eagles
J. Anderson, F153-41-22149
C. Otule, C121-20-04032
V. Blue, G394-124-652513
T. Lockett, G374-94-464313
J. Cadougan, G336-113-433215
J. Wilson224-70-02328
D. Gardner204-85-550413
S. Taylor, Jr.133-42-22108
D. Wilson70-10-02200
J. Thomas20-10-00000
Totals 29-5919-2335162381
 49.2%82.6% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Villanova16-229-5
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Providence10-823-12
Xavier10-821-13
St. Johns10-820-13
Marquette9-917-15
Georgetown8-1018-15
Seton Hall6-1217-17
Butler4-1414-17
DePaul3-1512-21
 
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