Marquette 81, Providence 71

Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:00 PM
Location - BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials - Anthony Chiazza, Tim Clougherty, Andrew Watson
Attendance - 15140

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Providence 32 39 71
Marquette 40 41 81

Recap

Marquette 81, Providence 71: Junior Cadougan led the way with 15 points as the host Golden Eagles overcame the distraction of a bat flying around the arena to hold off the Friars.

Davante Gardner, Trent Lockett and Vander Blue each added 13 points for Marquette (14-4, 5-1 Big East), which bounced back from an overtime loss at Cincinnati last weekend.

Bryce Cotton scored 19 points and Sidiki Johnson had 14 off the bench as Providence (10-10, 2-6) fell for the eighth time in the last 10 games.

The Golden Eagles held a 58-42 lead with 11:23 left in the second half when the bat started flying around the court. Play was delayed several times over the next few minutes as Marquette’s momentum came to a halt and the Friars chopped the lead to 61-55.

Arena officials finally decided to dim the lights with 7:36 left to see if the bat would settle in the rafters so that the game could be finished without further interruption. Marquette went on an 11-4 run when play was resumed to push the lead back to double digits.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cotton came in leading the Big East in scoring at 21.9 points but was limited to nine field-goal attempts by the Golden Eagles. … Marquette has won 20 straight home games and has taken nine in a row from the Friars. … The Golden Eagles went 19-for-23 from the free-throw line and built up a 31-23 advantage on the glass.

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Vincent Council 33:00 3-7 1-2 2-4 0 1 1 8 2 1 1 0 9
Kadeem Batts 18:00 2-7 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 0 4 1 3 0 6
Bryce Cotton 39:00 5-9 3-7 6-8 0 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 19
LaDontae Henton 37:00 4-12 0-1 4-4 1 4 5 0 2 0 2 0 12
Kris Dunn 21:00 3-3 0-0 4-5 0 1 1 0 4 2 1 0 10
Sidiki Johnson 25:00 6-12 0-0 2-3 3 3 6 1 4 0 1 0 14
Josh Fortune 13:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Ted Bancroft 13:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 1
Lee Goldsbrough 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-52 4-12 21-28 7 16 23 14 22 5 8 0 71
  44.2% 33.3% 75.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 8

Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Junior Cadougan 33:00 6-11 0-1 3-4 0 3 3 3 2 1 1 2 15
Trent Lockett 37:00 4-9 1-3 4-4 4 2 6 4 3 0 2 0 13
Vander Blue 39:00 4-12 1-4 4-6 1 4 5 2 5 1 2 0 13
Juan Anderson 15:00 3-4 2-2 1-2 1 1 2 1 4 3 1 1 9
Chris Otule 12:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 2
Davante Gardner 20:00 4-8 0-0 5-5 2 3 5 0 4 0 1 2 13
Derrick Wilson 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jamil Wilson 22:00 4-7 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 1 8
Steve Taylor, Jr. 13:00 3-4 0-0 2-2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 8
Jake Thomas 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 29-59 4-12 19-23 13 18 31 16 23 5 8 6 81
  49.2% 33.3% 82.6% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 8