Junior guard Vander Blue scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Marquette Golden Eagles to a 63-50 victory over South Florida in Big East college action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The 25th ranked Golden Eagles (15-4, 6-1 Big East) moved into a first place tie with Syracuse atop the Big East Conference. The win is the 21st straight at home for Marquette.
The Golden Eagles did lose big man Davante Gardner midway through the second half after he was hit with a Flagrant-2 foul. Gardner could be suspended for Sunday’s game at No. 12 Louisville. Big East officials will review the tape before reaching a final determination.