Mayo and Blue both score 13 in Marquette win

Mayo and Blue both score 13 in Marquette win
February 6, 2013, 9:18 pm
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Marquette guard Vander Blue (13) goes up for a dunk after getting past South Florida guard Jawanza Poland (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Todd Mayo and Vander Blue both scored 13 points to help No. 24 Marquette beat South Florida 70-47 on Wednesday night.

Mayo had all of his season-high 13 points in the first half as Marquette (16-5, 7-2 Big East) grabbed a 39-16 halftime lead.

Junior Cadougan added 11 points for Marquette, which was coming off a 70-51 loss to then No. 12 Louisville last Sunday.

South Florida (10-12, 1-9) got 14 points from Zach LeDay. The Bulls have lost five in a row.

Marquette has dominated the all-time series, winning 19 of 22 games against the Bulls. The Golden Eagles won the other meeting between the teams this season, 63-50 on Jan, 28, behind 30 points by Blue.

Cadougan opened the scoring with a 4-point play, part of an early 13-3 run by the Golden Eagles.

Mayo had a pair of 3's during a 15-3 surge as Marquette extended its advantage to 32-13. The Golden Eagles took their biggest lead of the opening half, 38-13, with 2:10 left on Chris Otule's basket.

South Florida made just 5 of 18 shots, and had 14 turnovers in the opening half. Marquette scored 23 points during the session off turnovers.

The Golden Eagles shot 53.8 percent (14 of 26) over the opening 20 minutes.

South Florida got within 20 early in the second half before Marquette again went up by 25 on Cadougan's long-range jumper.