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Crowder leads Marquette past Jacksonville



MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jae Crowder scored a season-high 27 points to lead No. 16 Marquette past Jacksonville 88-56 on Monday night.

   Darius Johnson-Odom scored 11 of his 19 points in the first half for the Golden Eagles (6-0) and helped steady a shaky offense.

   Delwan Graham's 13 points led the Dolphins (2-4), who played a ranked opponent for the second consecutive game. Jacksonville lost 107-62 at No. 10 Florida on Friday.

   Crowder scored 10 points during a 29-9 run that bridged halftime and helped turn a close game into a blowout. His 3-pointer and three-point play pushed Marquette's lead to 59-37 with 13:21 left.

   Marquette, playing for the first time since winning the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands last Monday, improved to its second 6-0 start in three seasons.

   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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