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Recap: DePaul 78, Marquette 89
Line Movements
Date: February 09, 2013 2:00 PM EDT
  

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Vander Blue is stepping up his game as No. 24 Marquette is fighting to stay on top of the Big East standings.

Blue scored 18 points for the Golden Eagles in an 89-78 victory over DePaul on Saturday, the Blue Demons' eighth straight loss.

With the win, Marquette (17-5, 8-2 Big East) moved one-half game ahead of No. 9 Syracuse for the lead in the conference. Syracuse plays at home Sunday against St. Johns.

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Junior Cadougan had 17 points and Davante Gardner added 13 for Marquette, which won for the 22nd straight time at home, the fifth-longest streak in the nation.

It was the fourth straight game Blue led Marquette in scoring, including getting 30 points in a 63-50 win over South Florida on Jan. 28.

``I'm letting the game come to me,' Blue said. ``My teammates have a lot of faith in me. I'm one of the leaders. If we are going to get where we want to go this season, I need to be on my A game every single game.'

Blue said the sky is the limit for Marquette, which was not expected to challenge for the Big East title this season.

``From top to bottom, we have everything we need,' he said. ``This year, the NCAA is going to be wide open. You're seeing all these number one teams lose. Teams don't want to play us in March.'

Marquette coach Buzz Williams said his team is improving and has the potential to be very successful as the season moves into March. The only hiccup was a 70-51 loss to Louisville on Feb. 3.

``With each passing game, minus Louisville, we've continued to improve,' he said. ``We are trending in the right direction, but I know there is an avalanche coming at us in the next 25 days.

``In my time at Marquette, this will be the wildest finish across the country. There's so much volatility right now in college basketball.'

Marquette must still play Syracuse, Notre Dame and Georgetown, all Top 25 teams.

DePaul fought back midway through the second half to cut the score 64-59 when Montray Clemens grabbed a rebound and scored with 9:40 remaining. But Marquette's Todd Mayo scored the next four points including a rebound and layin with 8:32 remaining to give Marquette a 68-59 lead.

Worrel Clahar scored eight of DePaul's next 10 points, including two long 3-pointers, to cut Marquette's lead to 77-73 with 4:43 remaining.

Marquette went inside to Gardner, who scored on a short jumper and was fouled. He hit the free throw to give Marquette an 80-73 lead with 4:28 remaining.

Trent Lockett then blocked Jamee Crockett's short jumper, Blue hit two free throws and Jamil Wilson nailed a 3-pointer with 2:31 remaining to give Marquette an 85-73 lead.

Brandon Young had 21 points and six assists for DePaul (10-13, 1-9), while Clahar and Donnavan Kirk added 16 points each.

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell said he was proud of his players' effort, but not the final score.

``In order to be proud of both, we all have to do a little more,' he said. ``Everyone has to look in the mirror and do a little more. It's that simple. We have to come back and prepare and fight.'

Purnell said DePaul was hurt by Marquette's offensive rebounding. Of the 24 shots the Golden Eagles missed, he said they got the rebound on 12 of them.

``That really hurt us in the second half when we couldn't come up with the rebound,' he said.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 DEPAUL  +850   +14.5   149.5 
 MARQET  -1300   -14.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 DEPAUL     +14.5    
 MARQET     -14.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 DEPAUL  n/a   37%   n/a 
 MARQET  n/a   63%   n/a 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Feb 9
 
    Temple at Dayton
11:00 AM EDT
    Georgetown at Rutgers
12:00 PM EDT
    Hofstra at UNC Wilmington
12:00 PM EDT
    Michigan at Wisconsin
12:00 PM EDT
    Florida State at Wake Forest
12:00 PM EDT
    Northern Illinois at Buffalo
1:00 PM EDT
    Southern Illinois at Indiana State
1:00 PM EDT
    Akron at Miami (OH)
1:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi at Missouri
1:00 PM EDT
    Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
1:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma State at Texas
1:45 PM EDT
    Arkansas at Vanderbilt
1:45 PM EDT
    Towson at Georgia State
2:00 PM EDT
    Tulane at Houston
2:00 PM EDT
    DePaul at Marquette
2:00 PM EDT
    St Josephs at Massachusetts
2:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina at Miami (FL)
2:00 PM EDT
    Detroit at Wisconsin-Green Bay
2:00 PM EDT
    Eastern Washington at Northern Arizona
3:00 PM EDT
    South Florida at Villanova
3:00 PM EDT
    Texas Tech at Baylor
4:00 PM EDT
    Auburn at Kentucky
4:00 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Texas Christian
4:00 PM EDT
    Kansas at Oklahoma
4:00 PM EDT
    Northeastern at Old Dominion
4:00 PM EDT
    Pepperdine at Portland
4:00 PM EDT
    Northwestern at Iowa
4:30 PM EDT
    Mississippi St at Florida
5:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Georgia
5:00 PM EDT
    Fresno State at San Diego State
6:00 PM EDT
    Idaho at Denver
6:00 PM EDT
    Iowa State at Kansas State
6:00 PM EDT
    Stanford at Arizona State
7:00 PM EDT
    Brown at Pennsylvania
7:00 PM EDT
    Michigan St at Purdue
7:00 PM EDT
    College of Charleston at Chattanooga
7:30 PM EDT
    Missouri St at Wichita State
7:30 PM EDT
    Wright State at Wisconsin Milwaukee
8:00 PM EDT
    Utah at Oregon
8:00 PM EDT
    Louisiana State at Alabama
8:00 PM EDT
    North Dakota at Montana
9:00 PM EDT
    Penn State at Nebraska
9:00 PM EDT
    Southern Utah at Weber State
9:00 PM EDT
    Portland State at Sacramento State
10:00 PM EDT
    Long Beach State at Northridge
10:00 PM EDT
    UC Davis at Cal Poly SLO
10:00 PM EDT
    Pacific at Santa Barbara
10:00 PM EDT
    Illinois State at Creighton
10:00 PM EDT
    Washington State at UCLA
10:00 PM EDT
    St. Mary's California at San Diego
11:00 PM EDT
    Cal State Fullerton at Cal Riverside
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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