Marquette 63, South Florida 52

Lazar Hayward scored 18 points to lead Marquette to a 63-52

victory over South Florida in Big East Conference play on

Saturday.

Hayward added 14 rebounds, as Marquette (16-8, 7-5) won its

fifth straight.

Jimmy Butler had 15 points and Maurice Acker added 14, as

Marquette won despite getting outrebounded 42-30.

Dominique Jones, the Big East’s third-leading scorer at 21.9

points per game, had 16 to lead South Florida (15-9, 5-7) but made

just 6 of 21 from the field.

Marquette led 31-27 at halftime and opened the second half on an

18-8 run, including eight points from David Cubillan, to take a

49-35 lead.

South Florida got no closer than six the rest of the way and

shot just 29.7 percent in the second half. The Bulls made 4 of 20

three-pointers in the game.