Acker, Johnson-Odom lift Marquette to 93-63 win

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MILWAUKEE (AP)—Maurice Acker scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half, Darius Johnson-Odom had 20 of his 22 in the first and Marquette hit 13 3-pointers to beat Providence 93-63 on Sunday.

Both Acker, a senior, and Johnson-Odom, a sophomore, had career-best scoring performances, and Acker hit all six of his 3-point attempts. Lazar Hayward added 22 points for the Golden Eagles (11-6, 2-3 Big East).

But Johnson-Odom got it started as Marquette shot 61 percent from the field and jumped all over one of the conference’s highest-powered offenses.

Frustration appeared to boil over early for Providence (11-7, 3-3), which came in averaging nearly 83 points a game but lost its leading scorer and rebounder just before halftime when Jamine Peterson was ejected.

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Vincent Council Vincent Council
8-16,  24 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Marquette
Maurice Acker Maurice Acker
8-9,  23 Pts
1 Rebs, 2 Assists

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