Freshman guard Todd Mayo found out he was going to start 10 minutes before game time. He went out scored 22 points to lead the Marquette Golden Eagles to a 93-72 victory over Northern Colorado
Mayo got the start in place of senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom who was suspended for one game for a violation of team rules.
Jae Crowder added 19 points and Vander Blue 18 for the Golden Eagles.
Mayo had 14 by halftime and Marquette led 42-20 at the break.
It’s the second time this season that a member of the Golden Eagles was suspended for a violation of team rules. Point guard Junior Cadougan was suspended earlier for a game against Wisconsin. Coach Buzz Williams said Johnson-Odom would return to the starting lineup on Monday night against LSU.