Marquette 78, North Florida 51

BY foxsports • December 22, 2009

Jimmy Butler scored 21 points and Joseph Fulce had a collegiate-high 13 points and 10 rebounds as Marquette rolled to a 78-51 victory over North Florida on Saturday.

Marquette (8-3) used a 16-2 run early in the second half to pull away, holding the Ospreys (1-7) scoreless for 5:02. Butler scored 10 points during the spurt.

Lazar Hayward added 13 points and seven rebounds for Marquette, which rebounded from a 72-63 loss to Wisconsin a week ago.

Andy Diaz led North Florida with 14 points and nine rebounds.

It was the sixth straight loss for the Ospreys, who are six games into a nine-game road trip that began Nov. 21. By the end of the trip, North Florida will have gone 41 days without playing a home game.

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