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Crowder leads Marquette past Georgetown



 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jae Crowder had 26 points and 14 rebounds in his final home game as a senior, helping No. 8 Marquette beat No. 11 Georgetown 83-69 Saturday and clinch the No. 2 seed in the Big East tournament.

   Fellow senior Darius Johnson-Odom added 17 points for the Golden Eagles, (25-6, 14-4 Big East). Marquette was 33 of 45 from the free-throw line.

   Otto Porter and Hollis Thompson scored 19 points each for the Hoyas (22-7, 12-6), who could have clinched a double-bye in the conference tournament with a victory. Marquette already had clinched the double-bye.

   Marquette forced 15 Georgetown turnovers, outscored the Hoyas 24-8 in points off turnovers and held Jason Clark to 11 points on 4 of 14 shooting.

   Marquette honored Johnson-Odom and Crowder on the court after the game.

   (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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