No. 21/19 Marquette rolls past Winthrop 95-73
Nov. 18, 2011
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Vander Bluescored 26 points and was one of five players in double figures as No. 21 Marquette rolled to a 95-73 win over Winthrop in the opening round of the Paradise Jam Tournament on Friday.
Blue made his first nine shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, for the Golden Eagles (3-0). His runner with 14:10 left started a 14-0 spurt that helped Marquette run away in the second half.
The Golden Eagles led by as many as 12 in the first half before taking a 45-37 lead into halftime. Marquette emptied its bench after opening a 20-point cushion with 9:37 left.
Andre Jones made four 3-pointers and scored 29 points for the Eagles (0-3).