Marquette jumps out to big lead and holds off Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE — Junior Cadougan scored 13 of his 18 points in the final 10 minutes, and Vander Blue added 17 points to lead Marquette past rival Wisconsin 60-50 on Saturday night.
Marquette, coming off an 82-49 loss at No. 6 Florida on Nov. 29, led the entire game but wasn’t able to shake the Badgers until the closing minutes.
No Wisconsin player scored in double digits with Jared Berggren and Ryan Evans each scoring nine points. Davante Gardner scored 10 points off the bench for Marquette (6-2).
Neither team had success with free throws. Marquette missed 10 of 17 and Wisconsin (6-4) missed 14 of 23.
Marquette dominated down low, outscoring the Badgers 36-10 in the paint. The Golden Eagles contested seemingly every inside shot by Wisconsin and beat the Badgers for the second consecutive year.