Boxscore
Marquette 74, Louisville 63
Monday, January 16, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials - Doug Shows, Karl Hess, Mike Stuart
Attendance - 16688

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisville 30 33 63
Marquette 34 40 74

Recap


Darius Johnson-Odom scored 19 points and Davante Gardner added 17 as No. 22 Marquette defeated No. 21 Louisville, 74-63 at the Bradley Center.

The visiting Cardinals, who the last time the teams met won a blowout in the 2011 Big East Tournament quarterfinals, scored eight straight points and got to within 51-49 on a 3-pointer by Chris Smith with 10:54 left in the game. But Marquette scored 15 of the next 20 points, going up 66-54 on a put back by Jamil Wilson.

Louisville, which was playing without leading scorer Kyle Kuric (high ankle sprain) for the second consecutive game, started the day hitting 4 of 6 3-pointers, two each by Chris Smith and Russ Smith-and led 18-2 six minutes into the game.

Louisville’s lead was 30-23 after Russ Smith hit a bucket at the 3:52 mark, but the final four minutes of the half belonged to Marquette. Todd Mayo scored two of his eight first-half points off the bench and the Golden Eagles took their first lead of the game at 32-30 on Johnson-Odom’s pull-up jumper, part of an 11-0, half-ending run.

Russ Smith led all scorers with 20 points, but just seven came in the second half, and Chris Smith added 19.

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chris Smith 39:00 7-14 4-7 1-2 4 4 8 1 2 2 3 0 19
Peyton Siva 37:00 1-4 0-3 0-0 1 2 3 8 2 1 3 0 2
Gorgui Dieng 32:00 4-5 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 3 5 1 1 3 9
Russ Smith 39:00 8-20 3-7 1-2 0 4 4 2 3 4 3 0 20
Chane Behanan 26:00 5-11 0-4 0-2 3 9 12 2 4 0 4 0 10
Rakeem Buckles 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kevin Ware 5:00 0-2 0-1 1-2 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 1
Jared Swopshire 15:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2
Zach Price 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Angel Nunez 4:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-63 7-23 4-10 12 25 37 17 20 11 17 3 63
  41.3% 30.4% 40.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 17

Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Junior Cadougan 31:00 1-6 0-2 5-6 0 3 3 6 2 3 4 0 7
Darius Johnson-Odom 37:00 7-19 3-9 2-2 1 3 4 2 1 0 2 1 19
Vander Blue 19:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 4 1 0 2 0 2
Jae Crowder 37:00 6-11 2-5 0-1 3 8 11 1 2 6 5 2 14
Davante Gardner 18:00 5-9 0-0 7-7 3 3 6 2 1 0 0 0 17
Jamil Wilson 26:00 1-5 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 4
Todd Mayo 29:00 4-9 3-4 0-0 1 2 3 2 3 0 1 0 11
Derrick Wilson 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-61 8-22 16-18 9 23 32 19 12 11 14 4 74
  41.0% 36.4% 88.9% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14
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