Scores

Final

Providence 71

(10-10, 2-6 Big East)

Marquette 81

(14-4, 5-1 Big East)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    2:00 PM ET, January 26, 2013

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    1 2 T
    PROV 32 3971
    MARQ 40 4181

    Top Performers

    Providence: B. Cotton 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    Marquette: J. Cadougan 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Marquette's win halted several times by bat

    Associated Press

    MILWAUKEE -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PROV
    MARQ
    Points 71 81
    FG Made-Attempted 23-52 (.442) 29-59 (.492)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-28 (.750) 19-23 (.826)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2012-13 Season

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