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Marquette routs Rutgers 82-59

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette men's basketball team hit eight three-pointers in the first half of an 82-59 rout of Rutgers at the Bradley Center.

The Golden Eagles jumped out to an 18-to-5 lead by hitting four shots from beyond-the-arc. They were up by 23 at the break, and Rutgers got no closer than 14 in the second half. Five Marquette players scored in double figures, led by Darius Johnson-Odom and Jimmy Butler with 16 apiece. Maurice Acker made 4-of-5 from three-point range, and he's now shooting 78-percent from beyond-the-arc in Big East games with 18-of-23.

Lazar Hayward had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and he became just the third player in Marquette history to have 16-hundred career points and 800 boards. Don Kojis and Bo Ellis are the others. Mike Rosario scored 16 for Rutgers, which dropped to 0-and-8 in the Big East Conference and 9-and-11 overall. The Scarlet Knights have now lost 24-of-their-last-26 conference games. Marquette coach Buzz Williams wore a powder-blue sport jacket in honor of legendary coach Al McGuire, who died nine years ago yesterday.

The Eagles improved to 3-5 in the league and 12-8 overall. They'll play at Connecticut on Saturday.