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March Madness - Butler vs Marquette Recap - Marquette Wins 74-72

Vander Blue scored 29 points for Marquette on Saturday, leading them to a 74-72 victory over Butler at Rupp Arena.

Marquette was a 1.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Trent Lockett had 13 points for Marquette and Jamil Wilson chipped in with 13 points. Junior Cadougan had 2 assists for them, while Trent Lockett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Butler got 24 points from Rotnei Clarke in a losing cause and another 17 points from Andrew Smith. Rotnei Clarke contributed 3 assists for them, while Andrew Smith had 8 rebounds.

Marquette trailed at halftime, 35-27.

Marquette had a 35-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.