MILWAUKEE (AP) - Markus Howard buried six 3-pointers and tied his career high with 34 points to power Marquette to a 91-81 victory over Vermont on Tuesday night.
Howard grabbed six rebounds and was also 6 of 6 at the free-throw line for the Golden Eagles (6-3). The sophomore guard has made all 26 of his free throws this season and has hit 35 straight overall. Sam Hauser scored 17 on 7-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and four assists, while Andrew Rowsey chipped in with 13 points and 10 assists.
Freshman Stef Smith came off the bench to shoot 6 of 6 from 3-point range and score a career-high 20 for the Catamounts (6-3). He added four rebounds and three assists. Payton Henson finished with 11 points and six rebounds,
Anthony Lamb scored 10 with six boards and Ernie Duncan had 10 points for Vermont.