Marquette 89, Green Bay 69

Jae Crowder, a junior college transfer, scored 17 points to help

Marquette beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 89-69 on Wednesday night in the

second round of the CBE Classic.

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 11 for Green Bay

(1-1).

Green Bay won the opening tip and scored the first basket. But

Buycks answered with one of Marquette’s four 3-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 gap to 40-20 with 6:35 left.

Marquette never let the lead slip below 15 in the second

half.

Phoenix coach Brian Wardle was the third-leading in scorer in

Marquette history. He graduated in 2001.