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Marquette's 3-point barrage buries Irish

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dwight Buycks scored a career-high 21 points and Marquette made a blistering 12 of its 17 3-point attempts in a 79-57 upset of No. 9 Notre Dame on Monday night.

Back at home in the Bradley Center, Marquette (12-5, 3-1 Big East) put on its best long-distance shooting performance in 10 years to win its 100th game in 251 tries against nationally ranked opponents.

Notre Dame (14-3, 3-2) gained five spots in Monday's poll, its highest ranking since January 2009, but it'll be tough for them to move higher despite getting 15 points from Eric Atkins.

Big East player of the week Ben Hansbrough had nine points and the Fighting Irish shot 39.6 percent overall, including 3 of 16 from 3-point range.

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