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


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


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

Marquette history. He graduated in 2001.