Ethan Happ, Wisconsin use strong second half to down Marquette

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin use strong second half to down Marquette

(AP) Bronson Koenig scored 18 points, and Ethan Happ gave No. 17 Wisconsin a spark, scoring all 11 of his points in the second half of a 93-84 victory over in-state rival Marquette on Saturday.

Happ dominated the paint after halftime after being bogged down with foul trouble in the first half. The nimble, 6-foot-10 Happ added five rebounds and negated the inside presence of Marquette’s 6-11 center Luke Fischer.

Wisconsin (9-2) went on a 16-0 run in the second half to help build an 18-point lead with 6:44 left. Marquette (7-3) got within eight with 2:22 left but never seriously threatened the rest of the way.

Fischer had nine of his 11 points in the first half. Katin Reinhardt (16 points) hit his first four 3s before missing his last two from behind the arc.

Markus Howard led Marquette with 22 points.

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